Kodachrome was the first successfully mass-marketed color still film using a subtractive color method, in contrast to earlier additive “screenplate” methods such as Autochrome and Dufaycolor, and was the oldest surviving brand of color film for many years.
Kodachrome film was manufactured for 74 years in various formats to suit still and motion picture cameras, including 8 mm, Super 8, 16 mm, and 35 mm for movies and 35 mm, 120, 110, 126, 828, and large format for still photography. For many years, it was used for professional color photography, especially for images intended for publication in print media.
I always liked the tonality of Kodachrome film of the 30s and 40s. It had a great color palette. Kodachrome had more poetry in it than other film stock, a softness, an elegance. Here are some examples of what I mean:
I know that it is not entirely possible to emulate the characteristics of Kodachrome in the FS100, but I tried to come as close as possible.
K-Tone Picture Profiles are the first “out of the box” profiles I made. That means, it does not require color grading (of course you can grade it though if you want).
I look at it, as I look at specialty lenses. Some odd vintage glass, that I may find on a flea market for a few bucks and adapt it on the camera for some special looks and shots.
What I want to say is, this is not an everyday production profile. It´s more experimental, vintage, sweet-home-Alabama looking. So play with it and let me know what you think.
Since this is a preview, here are some teaser screen grabs. Prototypes as I call them.
The Profiles are made to be underexposed at least 2 stops, but than they give a very rich and dense picture.
It may take an other week or two till I´m happy with those profiles.
Watch this space 🙂