At 10:07 PM 08/30/1999 -0400, you wrote:
Yeah, I remember that. Perhaps the number has changed. I don't have that
big a run of slides to copy.
This film would be Kodak commercial internegative film 4325. I hope you
have a LOT of old Kodachromes to copy as this film is only available in 100
I took the short route and used Kodak Professional Portea 160NC. The spec
sheets from the Kodak web site showed it as having somewhat lower
contrast. The slides were copied on that negative stock (available in 35mm
36 exposure rolls) and printed well at the local one hour place. It did
puzzle them a bit, they said the film was new to them, but the images
looked like old film. That was true. Ektachrome form the early
70s'. Interesting to look at one's old work (pre SLR) and note things like
focus and exposure. The 25 - 30 year old Ektachrome looks great, dark
storage with no particular attention to temperature.
As Emil Pozar <epozar@xxxxxxxxx> said, "Try preflash at -7 f-stops." It
works by raising the toe of the contrast curve with minimal change to the
shoulder. I have done slide to negative copies with mixed results. The
contrast does rise - more than I'd like - and sharpness suffers. I prefer
to use an inverted enlarger color head as a light source (constant,
adjustable and controllable) and fine tune color balance with the dial-in
filters. It takes a few tries, but if you have a volume of slides to copy,
it is worth the effort.
Yeah, but the Nikon Cool Scan I dream of is a bit pricey.
Have you considered scanning?
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