Kodachrome film has been around for 74 years. Some of the world most iconic images were shot on Kodachrome. Today Kodak announced that they will no longer be making the slide film due to lack of demand.
One of the editors here remembers the exact moment when he decided to give Kodachrome 25 a try. It was at an exhibition where there was an image of the Grand Canyon blown up to wall-size. Upon closer inspection, he was able to make out in the print tiny telephone poles on the other side of the canyon.
Since that day, he shot all of his analog photos with Kodachrome 25. OK...there were occasional rolls of Fujichrome here and there, but we won't hold that against him.
However, with the advent of flash memory, the writing was on the wall for film. Still, when we heard the news today we felt a little sadness and a bit of nostalgia. We remembered when we would have to wait for the slides came back from the lab, spread them out on the light table, and examined them with a loupe before we knew whether we "got" the shot. At least we know that the shots we did get on Kodachrome will last a long long time. Thank you, Kodak, for the lasting memories. Go check out some of them on Kodak's Kodachrome tribute page. [Permalink] - Last Day of Kodachrome