Wednesday, June 24, 2009

KODACHROME Film - Discontinuance Notice

KODACHROME Film - Discontinuance Notice: "Eastman Kodak Company announced on June 22, 2009 that it will discontinue sales of KODACHROME Color Film this year, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon. Sales of KODACHROME, which became the world's first commercially successful color film in 1935, have declined dramatically in recent years as photographers turned to other films or digital capture. Today, KODACHROME represents just a fraction of one percent of Kodak's total sales of still-picture films."

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Blogger yplocalhistory said...

Interesting comment article about this from "The Age" newspaper in Melbourne Australian today:
http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/kodachrome-helped-make-memories-worth-waiting-for-20090624-cwpx.html

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Blogger Hugh W said...

the above URL did not work for me

so make a site search for Kodachrome to find the article if this URL is also bad
Kodachrome helped make memories worth waiting for | theage.com.au: "KODACHROME burst into my life one evening, a riot of colour projected onto a lounge-room wall that forever redefined a black-and-white world. The pictures were the travels of an adventurous aunt who in the 1950s had seen the highlands of New Guinea and the fjords of New Zealand.

I was only five or six years old and the impact on my perception was immediate and dramatic; in these days of sensory overload, it is hard to appreciate. Colour images then were a special technological event confined mainly to the cinema, most people's memories were monochrome rectangles captured through the dull eye of a Box Brownie."

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