Kodak Film Rolls
As cliched as it may sound, there’s never going to be another Kodak moment as we knew it. The last of Kodachrome—it was the first commercially successful colour film—was processed in December 2010, at a family-run business in Kansas, US. This was after the company, which was set up by George Eastman in Rochester in 1888, announced the year before that it would stop making the chemicals needed for developing Kodachrome to tide over losses amounting to £84 million. The brand that defied gravity and accompanied Neil Armstrong to the moon finally fell to the onslaught of the digital revolution.
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(This story appears in the 30 May, 2014 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)
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The last roll of Kodachrome was processed at Dwaynes Photo in Parsons, Kansas in January of 2011. While the Eastman Kodak company gained that name in 1888 (when the Kodak camera was introduced), the Eastman Dry Plate and Film Company started in 1880. We celebrated the centennial of the company in 1980. Kodak announced in June of 2009 that it would stop selling Kodachrome. It had stopped making the film months (perhaps years) before that date. Where did you get the information that Neil Armstrong shot Kodachrome film on the moon? I\'ve been a fan of both for years and I\'ve never read that.on May 28, 2014
Thanks Sir for your feedback. The last of Kodachrome rolls was indeed processed in December 2010. Thank you for pointing it out, we've corrected our article now. Here's a link that'll give you a little more on Kodak's association with the moon mission. http://www.rochesterhomepage.net/story/kodak-armstrong-and-the-moon/d/story/8buaYJdRTkSbnIZ5jI2MQQ Thanks again for visiting our site.on May 30, 2014
Dwaynes Photo had publicly stated the last day they would accept film for processing was December 30, 2010. They had such a large volume of film, they kept running into the third week of January to process all the film. http://photo.net/film-and-processing-forum/00Y3Mv Your link illustrates the relationship between Kodak and NASA, but does not mention Kodachrome film. I\'m sure that Neil Armstrong used Kodak film, but I seriously doubt it was Kodachrome. I knew the people at Kodak responsible for marketing Kodachrome. If it had been used on the moon, they would have used that fact for publicity.on May 30, 2014