Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/04/01

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: the fling is over/my search has ended
From: Steven Alexander <>
Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2002 17:25:38 -0500

on 4/1/02 4:31 PM, B. D. Colen at wrote:
? Do those neat little
> copout lines on the packaging really protect the film manufacturers and
> processors?
> B. D.

Oh yeah, those statements work both for faulty manufactured or processed
film. The rule being if you have deep enough pockets you might prevail in
litigation; however, several very deep pockets have tried in the past to
recover damages due to lab errors from independent labs in the motion
picture arena and have lost.  The process, no pun intended, has carried over
into the still lab.  In Washington, D.C.(Rockville, MD) a large well known
magazine located in D.C., known for its massive use of film and at one time
preferring Kodachrome, delivered a large quantity of its favorite film to
the Kodak lab and some of it did not achieve greatness.  They protested,
they stomped, they screamed and they received one roll of film for each
rolled damaged just like the rest of us.  Even with Kodak, at the time, as
the sole source of processing of Kodachrome,  they do not accept liability
beyond replacement in kind of lost or damaged film.

The story ended with some green boxed film getting lots of testing from this
well known magazine along with other non-Kodachrome products and their usage
of Kodachrome greatly declining.

Another chapter in another book....

Happy snaps,
Steven Alexander

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