Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/02/28

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Archival Transparency Films? Negative Films?
From: Elaine -HFB- Ashton <>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2004 19:02:18 -0600
References: <> <00af01c3fe3e$52ba62c0$42e47d80@KRIEGERLPT>

Martin Krieger [] quoth:
*>Does anyone know of the best current information on the archival qualities
*>of films?
*>I know that Kodachrome is longest lasting, in the dark. But what about the
*>current Ektachromes and Fujichromes. Also, what about the current negative
*>films? NPS is supposed to be very good. There is now outdated information in
*>the Wilhelm book, and I have an article from Popular Photography, 1999. But
*>films have changed, I believe. And by archival, I do mean in a university
*>library, cool and dark.

Well, I don't know if it's the best, but I read the "The  Permanence and
Care of Color Photographs: Traditional and  Digital Color Prints, Color
Negatives, Slides, and Motion Pictures" at
The pdf is pretty huge, around 75mb, but it goes into great detail on just
what you're looking for. 

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