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RE: [Minolta] Kodachrome goes away Chuck Cole Wed Jun 24 01:00:20 2009

> -----Original Message-----
> Of Rick Jack
> Hi,
>   It was a wonderful film, but the worst to scan. They pulled the plug 
> because it couldn't be processed by E6. The word
> is all Kodachrome processing world wide will stop by Sept.2010, so if you 
> have any left, start using it.
>   Remember any of these?...they are all gone except for one.
> http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2250/32745/17859747/367867956.jpg
> Rick

Is there an in-camera way to get a some/any DSLR to have a nearly straight up 
B&W gamma curve like Kodak High Contrast Copy film
has/had ??

Maybe not because of the light physics needed in the sensor to avoid saturation 
effects and actually have a gamma slope instead of
an on/off black or white exposure.  This high contrast gamma curve is very 
useful when photographing like the full moon and trying
to get some crater contrast where the brightness differences are very very 

Might be possible to make the effect using a computer-controlled astro CCD that 
permits both exposure control but probably not
possible with hobbyist DSLRs, and certainly not with a DSLR sensor made to also 
do movie stuff.