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—Notice of Discontinuance—

KODACHROME 25 Film has been discontinued. As a suggested alternative, try KODACHROME 64 Film.

DESCRIPTION

KODACHROME 25, 64, and 200 Films are color slide films designed for processing in Process K-14 chemicals. These films are intended for exposure with daylight or electronic flash. You can also expose them with tungsten illumination (3200 K) using filters.

KODACHROME 25 and 64 Films feature extremely fine grain and extremely high sharpness. They are excellent choices for a wide variety of applications. KODACHROME 200 Film features fine grain and extremely high sharpness. With its faster speed, the film is ideal for low-light situations and photo shoots requiring increased depth of field.

Use these films to produce color transparencies for projection or viewing with 5000 K illumination. Duplicate transparencies can be made by direct printing. To make color prints, you can print transparencies onto color reversal paper. Or make internegatives for printing onto color negative paper. You can also scan transparencies for digital printing and for graphic arts and Photo CD applications.

KODACHROME 25, 64, and 200 Films are members of the "Select Series" of Kodak films. The Select Series offers serious snapshooters and photo enthusiasts the widest selection of high-performance films. Choose from KODACHROME or KODAK ELITE Chrome Films for slides, or KODAK ROYAL GOLD Films for prints.

KODACHROME 25 Film / KM

  • Exceptional results in close-up and still-life applications in bright light or using electronic flash
  • Extremely sharp
  • Extremely fine grain
  • Reproduces subtle color naturally
  • Archival dark keeping (KODACHROME Films are the most archival transparency films)

KODACHROME 64 Film / KR

  • Excellent for general use—outdoor, travel, and nature applications
  • Extremely sharp
  • Extremely fine grain
  • Reproduces subtle color naturally
  • Archival dark keeping

KODACHROME 200 Film / KL

  • Well suited for fast action and low-light applications
  • Natural colors
  • 200 speed for stopping action and for use with telephoto lenses
  • Extremely high sharpness and fine grain
  • Archival dark keeping

SIZES AVAILABLE

Sizes and catalogs numbers may differ from country to country. See your dealer who supplies Kodak products.

Note: Use the catalog numbers in the tables only for orders placed in the United States and Canada.

KODACHROME 64 Film / KR

Rolls Base CAT No
135-36 5.3-mil acetate 156 0028


KODACHROME 200 Film / KL

Rolls Base CAT No
135-36 5.3-mil acetate 197 3809

STORAGE AND HANDLING

Load and unload film in subdued light.

Store unexposed film at 21°C (70°F) or lower in the original sealed package. To avoid moisture condensation on film that has been refrigerated, allow the film to warm up to room temperature before opening the package. Process film as soon as possible after exposure.

Use these films to produce color transparencies for projection or viewing with 5000 K illumination. Duplicate transparencies can be made by direct printing. To make color prints, you can print transparencies onto color reversal paper. Or make internegatives for printing onto color negative paper. You can also scan transparencies for digital printing and for graphic arts and Photo CD applications.

Protect transparencies from strong light, and store them in a cool, dry place. For more information, see KODAK Publication No. E-30, Storage and Care of KODAK Photographic Materials—Before and After Processing.

EXPOSURE

Exposure Index Numbers

Use the exposure index numbers below with cameras or light meters marked for ISO or ASA speeds or exposure indexes. Do not change the film-speed setting when metering through a filter. Metering through filters may affect meter accuracy; see your meter or camera manual for specific information. For critical work, make a series of test exposures.

Light Source KODAK
WRATTEN
Gelatin Filter
Exposure Index
KM KR KL
Daylight or Electronic Flash None 25 64 200
Tungsten (3200 K) No. 80A 6 16 50

Daylight

Use the exposures in the table below for average frontlit subjects from 2 hours after sunrise to 2 hours before sunset.

KODACHROME 25 Film / KM
Lighting Condition Shutter Speed
(second)
Lens
Opening
Bright/Hazy Sun on Sand or Snow 1/125 f/11
Bright/Hazy Sun, Distinct Shadows 1/125 f/8*
Weak, Hazy Sun, Soft Shadows 1/125 f/5.6
Cloudy Bright, No Shadows 1/125 f/4
Heavy Overcast or Open Shade** 1/60 f/4

*  Use f/4 for backlit close-up subjects.
** Subjects shaded from sun but lit by large area of clear sky

KODACHROME 64 Film / KR
Lighting Condition Shutter Speed
(second)
Lens
Opening
Bright/Hazy Sun on Sand or Snow 1/125 f/16
Bright/Hazy Sun, Distinct Shadows 1/125 f/11*
Weak, Hazy Sun, Soft Shadows 1/125 f/8
Cloudy Bright, No Shadows 1/125 f/5.6
Heavy Overcast or Open Shade** 1/125 f/4

*  Use f/5.6 for backlit close-up subjects.
** Subjects shaded from sun but lit by large area of clear sky

KODACHROME 200 Film / KL
Lighting Condition Shutter Speed
(second)
Lens
Opening
Bright/Hazy Sun on Sand or Snow 1/250 f/22
Bright/Hazy Sun, Distinct Shadows 1/250 f/16*
Weak, Hazy Sun, Soft Shadows 1/250 f/11
Cloudy Bright, No Shadows 1/250 f/8
Heavy Overcast or Open Shade** 1/250 f/5.6

*  Use f/8 for backlit close-up subjects.
** Subjects shaded from sun but lit by large area of clear sky

Electronic Flash

Use the appropriate guide number in the following table as a starting point for your equipment. First select the unit output closest to the number given by your flash manufacturer. Then find the guide number for feet or metres. To determine the lens opening, divide the guide number by the flash-to-subject distance. If transparencies are consistently too thin (overexposed), use a higher guide number; if they are too dense (underexposed), use a lower number.

Unit Output(BCPS*) KODAK
WRATTEN
Gelatin Filter
KM KR KL
350 20/6 32/10 60/18
500 24/7 40/12 70/21
700 30/9 45/14 85/26
1000 35/11 55/17 100/30
1400 40/12 65/20 120/36
2000 50/15 80/24 140/42
2800 60/18 95/29 170/50
4000 70/21 110/33 200/60
5600 85/26 130/40 240/70

* BCPS=beam candlepower seconds.

Fluorescent and High-Intensity Discharge Lamps

Use the color-compensating filters and exposure adjustments in the following charts as starting points to expose these films under fluorescent or high-intensity discharge lamps. For critical applications, make a series of test exposures under your actual conditions.

To avoid the brightness and color variations that occur during a single alternating-current cycle, use exposure times of 1/60 second or longer with fluorescent lamps; with high-intensity discharge lamps, use 1/125 second or longer.

Type of Fluorescent Lamp KODAK Color Compensating Filters Exposure Adjustment
KODACHROME 25 Film
Daylight 50R +1 stop
White 40M +2/3 stop
Warm White 20C + 40M +1 stop
Warm White Deluxe 30B + 30C +1 1/3 stops
Cool White 40M + 10Y +1 stop
Cool White Deluxe 20C + 10M +2/3 stop
Unknown Fluorescent 30M +2/3 stop
KODACHROME 64 Film
Daylight 50R + 10M +1 1/3 stops
White 05C + 40M +1 stop
Warm White 20C + 40M +1 stop
Warm White Deluxe 20B + 20M +1 stop
Cool White 40M + 10Y +1 stop
Cool White Deluxe 05B + 10M +2/3 stop
Unknown Fluorescent 05C + 30M +1 stop
KODACHROME 200 Film
Daylight 30R +2/3 stop
White 10B + 05M +2/3 stop
Warm White 40B + 05C +1 1/3 stops
Warm White Deluxe 10B + 50C +1 1/3 stops
Cool White 20M +1/3 stop
Cool White Deluxe 05B + 20C +2/3 stop
Unknown Fluorescent 10B + 05C +2/3 stop

High-Intensity Discharge Lamp KODAK Color Compensating Filters Exposure Adjustment
KODACHROME 25 Film
General Electric Lucalox* 80B + 20C +2 1/3 stops
General Electric Multi-Vapor 20R + 20M +2/3 stop
Deluxe White Mercury 30R + 30M +1 1/3 stops
Clear Mercury 70R +1 1/3 stops
KODACHROME 64 Film
General Electric Lucalox* 70B + 30C +2 2/3 stops
General Electric Multi-Vapor 30R + 10M +1 stop
Deluxe White Mercury 30R + 30M +1 1/3 stops
Clear Mercury 120R + 20M +3 stops
KODACHROME 200 Film
General Electric Lucalox* 50B + 70C +2 2/3 stops
General Electric Multi-Vapor 20R + 10M +2/3 stop
Deluxe White Mercury 10R + 30M +1 stop
Clear Mercury 110R + 10M +2 2/3 stops

* A high-pressure sodium-vapor lamp. The information here may not apply to other manufacturers' sodium-vapor lamps because of differences in spectral characteristics.

Note: Consult the manufacturer of high-intensity lamps for ozone ventilation requirements and safety information on ultraviolet radiation.

Some primary color filters were used in the previous tables to reduce the number of filters and keep the exposure adjustment to a minimum. Red filters were substituted for equivalent filtration in magenta and yellow. Blue filters were substituted for equivalent filtration in cyan and magenta.

Adjustments for Long Exposures

Use the adjustments in the following table when working with long exposure times.

Film Code Calculated Exposure Time (Sec).
Exposure increases include adjustment required
for KODAK Color Compensating Filters
1/10,000 to
1/100
1/10 1 10
KM None +1/2 stop
No filter
Not
recommended
KR None +1/3 stop
CC05R
Not
recommended
KL None +1/2 stop
CC10Y
Not
recommended

Note:This information applies only when exposing the films to daylight. The data are based on average emulsions rounded to the nearest 1/3 or 1/2 stop and assume normal, recommended processing. Use the data only as a guide. For critical applications, make tests under your conditions.

Have these films processed in Process K-14 chemicals.

KODACHROME 200 Film can be push-processed to gain film speed or compensate for underexposure. The film can be exposed at EI 500 and pushed 1 1/3 stops. It can also be exposed at EI 800 and pushed 2 stops. Be sure to mark your film container with the EI number used and inform the lab that you want the appropriate push processing.

When the film is push processed, the color balance will shift in the magenta-red direction, compensating for some of the greenish artificial illumination present in most stadiums and other large facilities.

We do not recommend push processing of KODACHROME 25 or 64 Films.

PROCESSING

Have these films processed in Process K-14 chemicals.

KODACHROME 200 Film can be push-processed to gain film speed or compensate for underexposure. The film can be exposed at EI 500 and pushed 1 1/3 stops.

It can also be exposed at EI 800 and pushed 2 stops. Be sure to mark your film container with the EI number used and inform the lab that you want the appropriate push processing.

When the film is push processed, the color balance will shift in the magenta-red direction, compensating for some of the greenish artificial illumination present in most stadiums and other large facilities.

We do not recommend push processing of KODACHROME 25 or 64 Films.

PRINTING TRANSPARENCIES

You can reproduce images made on KODACHROME Film by using a variety of Kodak products.

Duplicate Color Transparencies

For direct printing, use--

KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME Duplicating Film EDUPE

Or make internegatives on KODAK Commercial Internegative Film, and print them on--

KODAK VERICOLOR Slide Film
KODAK PROFESSIONAL DURATRANS® Display Material
KODAK PROFESSIONAL DURACLEAR™ Display Material

Color Prints

For direct printing, use--

KODAK EKTACHROME RADIANCE III Papers
KODAK EKTACHROME RADIANCE III Select Material

Or make internegatives on KODAK Commercial Internegative Film, and print them on--

KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA, SUPRA, and ULTRA III Papers
KODAK PROFESSIONAL DURAFLEX® Print Material
KODAK PROFESSIONAL Color Metallic Paper

Digital Files

You can scan your image to a file and print digitally to--

KODAK PROFESSIONAL Digital III Color Paper
KODAK PROFESSIONAL DURATRANS Plus Digital Display Material
KODAK PROFESSIONAL DURACLEAR Plus Digital Display Material
KODAK PROFESSIONAL DURAFLEX Plus Digital Display Material
KODAK PROFESSIONAL Day/Night Digital Display Material

SCANNING TRANSPARENCIES

The KODACHROME Film family is characterized by sets of image dyes which perform very similarly when scanned.

The scanner operator can set up one basic tone scale and color-correction channel for KODACHROME Films, and then optimize the tone scale and gray balance for the requirements of individual images.

AT-A-GLANCE FILM SELECTOR

KODAK Select
Series Film
Film Speed Exposure Lighting
Conditions
Grain Process
KODACHROME 64 EI 64 Daylight Multi-purpose use Extremely fine K-14
KODACHROME 200 EI 200 Daylight Low light
Fast Action
Fine K-14


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E-88 • Revised March 2002