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Posted 10 April 2008 - 11:28 AM

Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) has
introduced several new lens filters for motion picture cameras, including an
improved Kodak Wratten 2 Optical filter and a new series of Kodak Wratten 2
Carbon ND filters. These filters, which undergo a special precision coating
that improves all of the filters? qualities, continue to set the industry
standard for reliability, batch-to-batch consistency, rigidity and durability.
The new lenses are more rigid and durable, and easier to handle while offering
the same spectral transmission of current Wratten Gelatin Filters.

?Photographers, cinematographers, engineers, and scientists rely on the
Wratten 2 filters for analytical consistency, as well as the ease of use for
critical color correction,? says Steve Hallatt, motion picture accessories
and services manager for Kodak?s Entertainment Imaging Division. ?The Wratten
filters provide consistent, optimal performance, which is critical for those
whose work requires realistic and creative effects/applications.?

In addition to the new Wratten Filters, a variety of calibration tools and
targets are now available for purchase directly through Kodak and it
distribution partners. Previously sold by Tiffin, these tools can now be found
in the KODAK PROFESSIONAL Stockhouse Equipment and Supplies Price Catalog.

These high-quality calibration tools and targets include:

* KODAK Color Separation Guide and Gray Scale (Small/8?) / Q-13 Cat #152
7654 and KODAK Color Separation Guide and Gray Scale (Large/14?) / Q-14
Cat #152 7662

* KODAK Control Scale, T-14 / Q-55 Cat #107 7999

* KODAK Scanner Gray Scale, SR-37 / Q-61 Cat #102 4579

* KODAK Gray Card (R-27) Cat #190 3061

* KODAK Paper Gray Scale
--Calibrated 2 x 10? / Cat #152 2267
--Uncalibrated 2 x 10? / Cat #152 2259
--Calibrated 8 x 10? / Cat #152 2283
--Uncalibrated 8 x 10? / Cat #152 2275

* KODAK Photographic Flashed Density Film / Cat #173 4607

* KODAK Photographic Step Tablet
--No. 1A (11-Step / 0.05 ? 3.05 Density Range / 0.30 Density Increment /
3.75 mm Step Width)
- Uncalibrated / Cat #152 3380
--No. 2 (21-Step / 0.05 ? 3.05 Density Range / 0.15 Density Increment / 5
mm Step Width)
- Uncalibrated / Cat #152 3398
- Calibrated / Cat #152 3406
--No. 3 (21-Step / 0.05 ? 3.05 Density Range / 0.15 Density Increment /
10.16 mm Step Width)
- Uncalibrated / Cat #152 3414
- Calibrated / Cat #152 3422

* KODAK Densitometry Reference 1-Step / Cat #129 7761, and KODAK
Densitometry Reference 5-Step / Cat #828 0224

* KODAK Scanner Step Table, ST-34 / Q-59 Cat #102 4512

To find more information on Wratten filters, and the calibration tools and
targets, please visit www.kodak.com/go/mpaccessories.
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