21st March 2005, 11:16 PM
Kodachrome colour slides
I recently acquired a number of Kodachrome colour slides from the 1950s. Unfortunately a lot of them are fungus infested. Kodak Singapore does not have a slide cleaning service here. Can anyone recommend any DIY method without damaging the images ?
22nd March 2005, 04:41 AM
Go to Cathay Photo and ask, they should have some recommendation. I am not sure how as I am still very new in slides.
23rd March 2005, 12:31 AM
new slides or already exposed slides??
23rd March 2005, 12:52 AM
Thanks for the reply. Slides already exposed. Contains images of Singapore scenery from the 1950s. Images appear to be OK on the slide viewer.
Originally Posted by Witness
IT Guy (Chris right ?), thanks as well. Will check with CP over the weekend.
24th March 2005, 07:11 PM
fungus infested Kodachrome transperency film of old singapore should be very interesting to look at via a slide projector.
You can clean off some of it by using Kodak Film Cleaner but it will not clean off fungus that has already "eaten" into the emulsion layer.
Best to have them scanned with digital ICE and PS corrected.
25th March 2005, 01:04 AM
Originally Posted by magicdragon
Luckily they came with quite a number of old Bangkok slides to experiment with first. I haven't tried viewing them with our modern projector for fear of the heat damaging them. Will let you know the results.
28th March 2005, 12:27 AM
Modern projectors will not damage a colour reversal film - esp one like kodachrome - didnt you know it's archive quality film? :-)
Frankly the fungus pattern can add charm to landscape shots lol.