A photog geek who's been shooting for decades stopped using his Kodachrome years ago. Today, he pretty much unloaded onto me his entire three dozen roll stash for a pittance. These are the Kodachrome rolls that come with pre-paid processing, which are illegal in the U.S. (the processing part, not the film itself), so all I have to do is slap a stamp on them and wait for them to get back to me without paying a penny further. I was paying CAD$13 a roll for processing using American-market Kodachrome, which are in a black metal cartridge (as nearly all 35mm films are). The pre-paids are in red metal cartridges.

I cannot even begin to express how ecstatic I am. I will be shooting Kodachrome like I'm on crystal meth. :D

(This means probably nothing to anybody who reads this anyway — do they read this anyway? — but to me, this is the jackpot as the clock runs down to zero on 30 November 2010.)

January 2011

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