Survey - How many rolls of Kodachrome would you commit to shoot a year?

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How many rolls would you shoot?

  • <5 rolls/year

    Votes: 34 59.6%
  • 6-20rolls/year

    Votes: 15 26.3%
  • 21-50 rolls/year

    Votes: 4 7.0%
  • 51-100 rolls/year

    Votes: 3 5.3%
  • 100-250 rolls/year

    Votes: 1 1.8%
  • 250-500 rolls/year

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 500+ rolls/year

    Votes: 0 0.0%

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It would depend entirely on the price, and, more particularly, whether the results matched the "original".

I'd certainly shoot (some) Kodachrome even if it was at a (reasonable) premium to E6, but wouldn't pay a silly price....

At the moment, it's much more important, IMHO, to consider the future of E6.
 

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Yeah, I don't understand why there isn't a 0 option, your poll's all seem to be skewed toward your preferences which would be higher amounts, whether film prices or rolls, this poll makes it look like most people would shoot a few, when in reality many would shoot none...

Also you have to realize the number of rolls people might shoot are directly proportionate to the cost of the rolls, so this couldn't really be answered unless you gave a price point and no one could predict the price point of Kodachrome which is probably ridiculous.
 

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OK, I'll play along again. Prior to its discontinuation - and my forced switch to E100G/VS, in 35mm - I was shooting somewhere between 60 -75 rolls/year. If the film was "resurrected," I would expect to shoot at least the same amount; however, given that I moved home to the Left Coast a couple of years ago, I would most likely be shooting more...much, much more (moving back to Vancouver has given a new lease on life and lit my creative fires...the camera is now a constant companion and I am out shooting constantly, mostly colour but also a lot of black and white as well...)
 

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OK, I'll play along again. Prior to its discontinuation - and my forced switch to E100G/VS, in 35mm - I was shooting somewhere between 60 -75 rolls/year. If the film was "resurrected," I would expect to shoot at least the same amount; however, given that I moved home to the Left Coast a couple of years ago, I would most likely be shooting more...much, much more (moving back to Vancouver has given a new lease on life and lit my creative fires...the camera is now a constant companion and I am out shooting constantly, mostly colour but also a lot of black and white as well...)

E100G is gone too, so is VS, how many rolls of currently available film do you shoot?
 

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None, I gave up Kodachrome about 25 years ago, I prefer Fuji chrome.
 

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StoneNYC:

In 35mm: My current colour consumption (125 - 175 rolls/year is my "guesstimate") is slightly skewed because I am in the midst of a project documenting life on Vancouver Island, a labour that will likely take another 1 -1 1/2 years to complete. Once the Ektachrome is done, I expect to be switching to Provia/Velvia, shooting, I would guess, something in the neighbourhood of 75 - 100 rolls /year. In terms of black and white, I typically shoot around of 100 -125 rolls/year of Tri-X/HP5 Plus (I use them interchangeably) along with a brick or so a year of Delta 3200.

In 2 1/4: Colour work - 50 rolls/year? - is done on Velvia 50; black and white (the majority of my medium format work) is either PanF Plus or FP4 Plus, depending upon the season. Typically, I order in 100 roll (60/40 - PanF Plus - FP4 Plus) lots from B&H or Adorama at least once every 8 months or so.

A lot of film for someone who no longer shoots professionally? Perhaps. But, a) I live on the Left Coast ( read: spectacular scenery, in the city and surrounding areas); b) I love to travel; c) I love to shoot photographs; and d) I do not, nor have I ever, owned a television set (read: I do not live a sedentary lifestyle). :D
 

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That's deceiving, SOME is a lot different than NONE. You know this...

No, considering what we are talking about five is as worthless a "commitment" as is zero.

...and recall your 3rd grade arithmetic, sonny. :laugh:
 

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At $100 a roll, I would budget for 10 a year, $50 a roll, 20, etc. basically an annual budget of $1,000 unless a special project dictated a need for more. I hardly shoot color anymore but do have some 4x5 Velvia that I intend on getting some Ilfochromes made from in the next year...
 

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StoneNYC:

In 35mm: My current colour consumption (125 - 175 rolls/year is my "guesstimate") is slightly skewed because I am in the midst of a project documenting life on Vancouver Island, a labour that will likely take another 1 -1 1/2 years to complete. Once the Ektachrome is done, I expect to be switching to Provia/Velvia, shooting, I would guess, something in the neighbourhood of 75 - 100 rolls /year. In terms of black and white, I typically shoot around of 100 -125 rolls/year of Tri-X/HP5 Plus (I use them interchangeably) along with a brick or so a year of Delta 3200.

In 2 1/4: Colour work - 50 rolls/year? - is done on Velvia 50; black and white (the majority of my medium format work) is either PanF Plus or FP4 Plus, depending upon the season. Typically, I order in 100 roll (60/40 - PanF Plus - FP4 Plus) lots from B&H or Adorama at least once every 8 months or so.

A lot of film for someone who no longer shoots professionally? Perhaps. But, a) I live on the Left Coast ( read: spectacular scenery, in the city and surrounding areas); b) I love to travel; c) I love to shoot photographs; and d) I do not, nor have I ever, owned a television set (read: I do not live a sedentary lifestyle). :D

That's pretty awesome :smile:

I suggest you stock up now on Fuji chromes, they are about to have a price hike :wink:

Then again you don't really seem to be worried about money much...

I certainly would shoot a heck of a lot more chromes if I could afford to...
 

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At $100 a roll, I would budget for 10 a year, $50 a roll, 20, etc. basically an annual budget of $1,000 unless a special project dictated a need for more. I hardly shoot color anymore but do have some 4x5 Velvia that I intend on getting some Ilfochromes made from in the next year...

Stop being awesome, it's not fair to the rest of us :wink:
 

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No, considering what we are talking about five is as worthless a "commitment" as is zero.

...and recall your 3rd grade arithmetic, sonny. :laugh:

Huh? I don't follow you.

0 is worthless
5 is worth 5...

I don't know what you learned in 3rd grade but I was already past addition and onto long and short division at that point... :smile:
 

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Stone... anything below about 51-100 per year (pure guess on my part) is "spit in the ocean". That is the point I am hoping you can follow. Re: 3rd grade, I didn't go to 3rd... I skipped it and went straight to 5th.
 

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I'd probably not use it. Slides are OK but I like prints better. Is it even possible to print it without Cibachrome being available?
 
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