Monday, 22 June 2009

Move over Paul Simon. Momma just took your Kodachrome


Thirty six years after Paul Simon wrote the words “Momma, Don’t Take My Kodachrome Away”, Momma (Kodak) has finally done just that by announcing the end of production of Kodachrome slide film, which it has been making for a remarkable 74 years. Existing stock is likely to run out in the autumn of this year. Only one lab in Kansas still processes this film and has said that it will continue to offer the service through 2010. Truly the end of an era.

Photo of the pergola at Hampstead (taken using a Mamiya 645 AFDII and ZD back - no Kodachrome involved)

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