Friday, June 26, 2009


>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2009.

Kodak announces that they will end production of fabled film
Kodak set to retire Kodachrome film at the end of 2009 after 74 years

News Release:Kodak Retires KODACHROME Film

Kodachrome: First Great Color Film Remembered in Photos

A Brief History of Kodak Kodachrome Film,8599,1906503,00.html

The Kodachrome Project

Kodachrome Slide Dating Guide

George Eastman House

Over its 74-year product life, photographers have used Kodachrome to shoot
images of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, family picnics, and a
number of other subjects. This week, the Kodak company announced that it
will effectively discontinue production of this type of film at the end of
2009. Like many other styles of film, Kodachrome has experienced major
competition from digital cameras. Kodachrome reached the height of its fame
in the 1950s and 1960s when it was the gold standard for many photographers
around the globe. Currently, only one commercial lab in the world processes
the film, and the Kodak company noted in a press release that revenues from
Kodachrome represent less than one percent of all total sales. The company
is preparing a fitting tribute by having noted photojournalist Steve McCurry
shoot one of the last rolls of Kodachrome film. After the film is developed,
the images will appear in the George Eastman House museum in Rochester, New
York. [KMG]

The first link will take users to a news article from this Tuesday's New
York Daily News, which reports on the announcement from Kodak. Moving on,
the second link leads to the official press release regarding the
discontinuation of Kodachrome by Kodak. The third link will take visitors to
a lovely remembrance of the power of Kodachrome from National Geographic.
The fourth link whisks users away to a rather thorough and fun history of
Kodachrome from Time magazine. The fifth link leads to the Kodachrome
Project, a celebration of Kodachrome in photographs and online forums. True
shutterbugs will appreciate the sixth link, which leads to a website which
will help them date Kodachrome slides. If you're looking for a summer trip
idea, you might want to check out the last link. Here, visitors will find
information about visiting the George Eastman House, complete with tour
times and online exhibits. [KMG]

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