Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/24

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Goodbye Kodachrome 25 film
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 18:14:23 -0700

At 05:21 PM 4/24/01 -0400, Ken Lassiter wrote:
>Kodak confirms plans to discontinue Kodachrome 25 film
>   Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, N.Y., said it will discontinue
>Kodachrome 25 color reversal slide film later this year.
>       Improvements in consumer versions of both Kodachrome 64 and 200
>films, which represent the majority of the
>   Kodachrome business, as well as performance advances in the
>Ektachrome family of films, have made these films more
>   popular with consumers. As a result, Kodak has seen a significant
>decline in use of Kodachrome 25 film. Kodak said it can
>   no longer justify production of products with extremely limited
>usage. Kodak will continue to offer Kodachrome 64 and
>   200 consumer film.
>       The company has provided retailers with a specific timetable for
>inventory planning purposes in the near future.
>   However, Kodak anticipates supplies will be available for most of the
>Now, what will we test Leica lenses with?
>Ken Lassiter

Tech Pan & Velvia.