Kodak stops production of Ektachrome 100DNo color reversal in S8
Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:09 PM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:44 PM
And if Kodak is worried a huge buy on a final run of Ektachrome 100D film product will affect sales of the remaining film stocks, just give the buyer a cartridge or two of the negative stock that will replace the discontinued Ektachrome stock as a lure.
I love Ektachrome 100 D, however, 50 negative may prove to be an even better alternative, as long as one can afford the negative transfer costs, so Kodak could win both ways, let people buy a ton of ektachrome, but lure them with a free sample negative replacement stock as well.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:54 PM
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:25 AM
Edited by Ian Payne, 12 December 2012 - 12:26 AM.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:50 AM
Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:58 AM
With this addition to the Kodak Super 8 film portfolio, filmmakers can choose from three color negatives ranging in speeds from 50 to 500 on the exposure index, or the KODAK TRI-X Black & White Reversal Film 7266.
Seems to confirm that 100D Color Reversal is no longer available.
Edited by David Cunningham, 12 December 2012 - 05:58 AM.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:25 AM
Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:08 AM
Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:10 AM
The final run is long ago - they sell the last batch from the refrigerator - Kodak says the film in stock will last for about 3 months. So you can see: This is a production which was long ago - and now they sell the last rolls...
Kodak made one last final run of double super 8 100d last year, people should of read between the lines back then and began stock pilling to avoid any rush this announcement may cause!
Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:17 AM
no color reversal film being readily available is a disaster and will only make super8 increasingly inaccessible to those newcomers wanting to just pick up a camera and shoot as simply as possible.
Technically, we still have Velvia 50 through Spectra. Not sure what their supply and future looks like. But, it's there.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:36 PM
Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:57 PM
Another tactically poor move by Kodak. If you want people to keep shooting film, you have to get them when they are just starting out.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:02 PM
"yes, we will continue to stock this item and the processing for the foreseeable future."
Just ordered two rolls to test it out.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:46 PM
Well there goes my hope to one day shoot something on 5285. Not S8mm, 'course, but sucks just the same. I really loved Kodak's Reversal stocks... looks like they and their wonderful quirks, and gone for good.
Cracks me up, DP's wouldn't hesitate to pick up a digital 8 camcorder or mini-dv and be cutting edge, but no way would anyone attempt anything of note on Super-8.