Ektachrome is Back!
Old 01-05-2017   #1
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Ektachrome is Back!

i found this interesting article while i was surfing around
i hope it is true !

http://petapixel.com/2017/01/05/koda...m-coming-back/
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Ektachrome is Back!
Old 01-05-2017   #2
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Ektachrome is Back!

Thoughts? Desires? Do you think the emulation will be changed any? Or will it be E100G? Hopefully this also encourages Fuji to stop discontinuing films

http://www.kodakalaris.com/en-us/abo...ome-still-film

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Old 01-05-2017   #3
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This is such great news! It is true as Kodak announced via their social media channels. E100G was an excellent stock. I much preferred to to Provia.
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Old 01-05-2017   #4
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Jaw dropping.


There were rumours that Jeff Clarke liked some reversal ciné projections in small format. Now, the thing is that Jeff is EK and not Alaris.
Nevertheless, wow!
EDIT: It's quite shocking that I didn't read the press release thoroughly, it's coming in s8 as well.
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Old 01-05-2017   #5
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I hope it's E100G. That film was killer, such great skin tones and very neutral. With Provia I am always having to warm it up with filters even if there is just a hint of shadow.
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Old 01-05-2017   #6
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Great news!

I've never been a slide shooter but I shot a few rolls of Ektachrome G100 maybe five years ago. I cross processed a few of those rolls in C41 chemicals with excellent results.
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I was just looking at my Sensia slides from 2008- first time in years- and was amazed how great they looked. Way better than digital. But... I hope its affordable as shooting e6 costs about $30 a roll w/ processing around here. I will definitely try it out, though.
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I'll be really excited if pricing comes in decently. It's just good in general for the film community. Hopefully they'll bring it in 120 shortly after as well.
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Wow. Nice. Not a slide shooter here but the more such reintroduction the better.

I wish the reintroduction of old films not falling into any hype business as "analogue cameras" had been suffering from.
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e100G was my favorite slide film by far...
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Old 01-05-2017   #12
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Plus: KODAK EKTACHROME Super 8 Film to support the adoption of its recently introduced KODAK Super 8 movie camera.

The way I read it the push is for the Super 8 and their new camera with top names lining up to support it:

Spielberg, Tarantino are fairly well known:
http://www.indiewire...itiative-40897/

Note this was 2016, maybe we should have asked at the time what people were going to shoot in it?

That they may as well run some 35mm off, note one length only, as well, seems the answer despite the still photo press going "wild".

Maybe they will give the first roll to Steve McCurry then let's see how well his team can photoshop it.
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Kodachrome next??

This is GREAT news. Can't wait to get some.
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I'll be really excited if pricing comes in decently. It's just good in general for the film community. Hopefully they'll bring it in 120 shortly after as well.
Yeah, Fuji's Velvia prices are getting crazy (12+ dollars a roll) hopefully some competition will help. I would pay $9.99 a roll for Ektachrome 36 exposure rolls.
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And it's still not going to be available in any non-miniature formats.

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I definitely would pay $10/roll for the few times I would shoot chromes.
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And it's still not going to be available in any non-miniature formats.

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For now. I think they are just testing the waters right now and they'll bring it to 120 shortly after.
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Old 01-05-2017   #19
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that's awesome. hoping 120 to come soon after. more choices the better. just hope its not at $20 a roll. Im happy that they are bringing back old emulsions. maybe this means they could bring a few others back as well

still dreaming, but the 6 bath e-6 5l chem kit to go with it would make me a very very happy slide shooter
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also not a big slide shooter but for sure will buy a few rolls to see , quite curious to see how it will look they must of have of tweaked-it for scanning just like the porters and Tmax
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Pretty shocked actually Was my favorite slide film. Was thinking on going B/W reversal, but I suppose I could wait for EktaChrome. Dont really think it will come cheap though.

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What's your guess on the price?
If it's around 10 euros I'll be really happy, great news nevertheless
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Yeah, Fuji's Velvia prices are getting crazy (12+ dollars a roll) hopefully some competition will help. I would pay $9.99 a roll for Ektachrome 36 exposure rolls.
Even Agfa Precisa is $10.99 a roll now (over the counter), I doubt Kodak would be able to undercut that. But I'd be happy enough if they come in under Fuji's now ridiculous prices (about $15 over the counter). This would position it where it was when they discontinued it, a bit more than Precisa, and bit less than Velvia.
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also not a big slide shooter but for sure will buy a few rolls to see , quite curious to see how it will look they must of have of tweaked-it for scanning just like the porters and Tmax
IIRC E100G was already a tabular grained film, and it scanned beautifully. Even my old V700 made incredibly good scans from this film. My dedicated scanners will do even better.

Oh man Ektachrome plus my M4 and 35mm Biogon is such a great travel combination.
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OMG, OMG, OMG!!!!

Whatever it is, 100G, 100VS... even if 135-only... I'LL TAKE IT!!!
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Even Agfa Precisa is $10.99 a roll now (over the counter), I doubt Kodak would be able to undercut that. But I'd be happy enough if they come in under Fuji's now ridiculous prices (about $15 over the counter). This would position it where it was when they discontinued it, a bit more than Precisa, and bit less than Velvia.
My guess is around $10/roll.
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Damn, yet another iso 100 slide film. Why not something more sensitive?
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IIRC E100G was already a tabular grained film, and it scanned beautifully. Even my old V700 made incredibly good scans from this film. My dedicated scanners will do even better.

Oh man Ektachrome plus my M4 and 35mm Biogon is such a great travel combination.
m4 and slide film i admire your skill it took me a few years to figure out the center weighted /big spot metering of a leica, specialy now i got used to Portra that likes to be over-exposed and is very forgiving it will be fun to work with slide film again get somme discipline back
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Wow -that's some great news!
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I wonder if the primary motivation for this was demand or if they came up with a new manufacturing process which made it more economical for them to produce.

I would imagine those massive machines they had years ago cranking hundreds of feet per hour were no longer economically viable to run so perhaps something new was made?

Either way, after so many cuts of film its really heartening to see Kodak bringing some back. They have to be sitting on so many patents that are going no where.
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I wouldn't have thought this possible. I'm amazed and delighted.

ISO 100 suits me just fine. If films are going to be limited, I would rather have access to those that offer the highest image quality. (Then again, a 400 ISO slide film that pushes well to 1000 would be a nice addition to the 100.)

I, too, hope they eventually offer it in 120.

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I wonder if the primary motivation for this was demand or if they came up with a new manufacturing process which made it more economical for them to produce.

I would imagine those massive machines they had years ago cranking hundreds of feet per hour were no longer economically viable to run so perhaps something new was made?

Either way, after so many cuts of film its really heartening to see Kodak bringing some back. They have to be sitting on so many patents that are going no where.
I think it's prompted by their Super 8 camera they have coming out. Now there is a film you can actually project. What's more, there is nothing quite like Super 8 reversal film.
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Damn, yet another iso 100 slide film. Why not something more sensitive?

Just when I was wondering if they would bring back my favorite film Kodak EPY 135-36 Ektachrome 64T.
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Yes, very nice.
But what the world needs now is a high-speed colour slide film. For the seven of us still shooting only colour slide there is more than enough 50 and 100 ISO stock to go around.
If these guys really want to make hearts beat faster, they'll crank out something 400 or faster. Then, they'll get my attention, and more important, my business.
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I wonder if the primary motivation for this was demand or if they came up with a new manufacturing process which made it more economical for them to produce.
Yeah, I bet they are going to set up a much smaller coating line, or make their existing line switchable between this emulsion and the existing films in batches (Ilford does this). The press releases seems to indicate that the product will be made by Kodak and not Kodak Alaris, so somewhere in Rochester, they are indeed tooling up for this comeback!
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Now if they would bring back P3200 instead of telling us to push Tmax 400 (even though I know that P3200 was actually more like a 800-1000 film naturally)
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Just when I was wondering if they would bring back my favorite film Kodak EPY 135-36 Ektachrome 64T.
If have shot enough Kodachrome 25, 64 (not T) and later 200 in 135 to appreciate the higher iso's. Certainly now that I like to shoot medium format handheld.
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Yes, very nice.
But what the world needs now is a high-speed colour slide film. For the seven of us still shooting only colour slide there is more than enough 50 and 100 ISO stock to go around.
If these guys really want to make hearts beat faster, they'll crank out something 400 or faster. Then, they'll get my attention, and more important, my business.
And for the one of you that wants something faster, there will be seven others who want maximum image quality in a general-purpose film. Personally I'd love to see Agfachrome 1000 back, but that's an even smaller market.

Most people, if they want fast colour, will go for digital; and understandably so. In other words, it's not so much that the world needs it, as that a small fraction of slide shooters (already a tiny fraction of all photographers) want something faster.

But it's still great news! The guys who run Alaris might actually have kept Kodak afloat, unlike the travelling salesmen who ran it into the ground.

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Damn, yet another iso 100 slide film. Why not something more sensitive?
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I don't even shoot color and I'm excited by this.
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