Thanks for your replies.
So Andec are refurbishing there lab then are they? Glad there commiting to doing such things. I understand why they would have pulled there E6 processing (no pun there) if there is no great quantities of new E6 colour 16mm film out there for people to use then people wont need processing.
I really just wish the Film Ferrania guys would of by now been producing their new E6 stock before all the last rolls of Kodak 100D stock were spent and labs were not having much new rolls ariving. But no such luck my worst fear has been realised my fave lab has stopped processing E6.
I know there is this Agfa Whitner Chrome but I have never shot it. I take it that the Wittner Chrome was in no way being uptaken as a Kodak replacment? I see Andec is still selling it but I presume no one is buying it or using it or that agfa has discontinued it also?
I'm hoping this Ferrarnia film does come some way close to the beautifull saturation of Ektachrome as I have took part in there kickstarter for x3 rolls of 16mm film (still hoping and patiently waiting 2 years later).
Film and photo were the first lab I ever sent 100D to when first starting to shoot film and they wanted a minimum of 400ft. I was lugging around my 400ft magazine back then so I personally dropped of a can of 100D film off and was given an unexpected and nice tour by the owner and I was I supposed pleased with the results (I knew no better at the time). I then next sent x4 100ft loads to them and asked them to put them on a reel for me and they were really dusty and muchy so next time I sent film to Andec and was blown away with the difference. The smell of a freshly processed role from them was really something then came the glory of projection No dust, No muck or anything and no abrasions of any kind on the film absolutely pristine and colour grain structure so much better. That was my expereince of them about 8 years ago. Maybe different now?
What other E6 labs are there that people know are as good as Andec? It would be nice to hear from somone who has expereinced Andec quality level.
I'm thinking of just forgetting about colour reversal and shooting Kodak 50D negative and getting prints made at Dejonghe post producion on kodak 2383 stock. The print stock they've had available for a decade. Its 3 times more expensive but ho hum at least its a more reliable option.
No colour UK 16mm optical printers available only black and white.