Kodachrome K40 is a legend.
Can I process the K40 myself?
Kodak's original recipe is not a secret but quite complicated: 13 baths! (see right column).
Want to know more?
about Diafine (by Tim Layton)
A great article on self-processing (German only) (Friedemann Wachsmuth in „Schmalfilm“ – PDF)
But: you can process it black&white, negative or reversal.
For brave chemical splashers: I recommend Rodinal (not available anymore – take Adonal, same recipe!!) which is cheap and long-lasting. 7 minutes, 20 Centigrade, dilution 1:25. The greys are incredible, contrasts just awesome.
Diafine is even better and lasts 100 years I heard, I'll check it out and keep you informed!
If you don't want to try it yourself – I can do it for you, see here: processing service!
Click on the images below and watch my test film results:
|I highly recommend these digitizer guys in Berlin:|
There's a great article on wonderhowto.com ...
... on cinematography.com ...
... and on apug.org!
|After watering: rubbing off the black remjet by hand.|
|This is how the freshly developed K40 looks like digitized (no way removing the orange layer during processing)||The negative film, orange layer filtered out.||The digitally inverted film becomes a positive!||My second try: „Gésine et Dagie vont en bateau“ - a canoe ride in Brandenburg. One of the last summer days. A bunch of grey nuances!|