The return of Ektachrome!

#1 by Stuart Reid , Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:46 pm

Kudos for Kodak bringing back Ektachrome, initially on 35mm slide film only, but... could this be slit for Super 8? http://www.popphoto.com/ces-2017-kodak-i...rome-slide-film


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RE: The return of Ektachrome!

#2 by John Armer , Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:03 pm

No, they've actually announced Super 8 availability!

[URL= http://www.kodak.com/US/en/corp/Press_ce...ilm/default.htm]Link[/URL]



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RE: The return of Ektachrome!

#3 by Eivind Mork , Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:23 pm

That is so cool!! I KNOW I will try this :-)



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#4 by Vidar Olavesen , Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:37 pm

If they would have been so kind to stripe it too, that would be awesome :-)


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RE: The return of Ektachrome!

#5 by Stuart Reid , Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:38 pm

John, that's even better news!


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#6 by Del Phillipson , Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:53 pm

Have we got some major stirrings here, I hope so.


 
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RE: The return of Ektachrome!

#7 by Jose Artiles , Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:59 pm

Great news!!,now we need prestriped reversal film!!
http://www.kodak.com/US/en/corp/Press_ce...ilm/default.htm


 
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RE: The return of Ektachrome!

#8 by Andrew Woodcock , Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:03 am

It may seem a bah humbug reply, but this kind of news annoys the living daylights out of people like myself.

It was ONLY discontinued in 2012!

Less than 5 years ago.

So which is it Kodak???

The market for film stock is dead and therefore we can no longer justify supplying it any longer.....


Or In actual fact, we realized we dropped a serious bollock,, the market isn't in fact dead, we are now at some considerable expense, reinventing the wheel once again and we are sorry to all those who never for one second ever believed Super 8mm had already found its grave in the first place!

Either way, Kodak once again, shows no modern day vision whatsoever for knowing exactly what the specialist market ever wanted or needed continuously, without constantly swapping and changing with irrational and knee jerked executive accountant based corporate decision making!!!!

Get a grip Kodak, if you'd like us all to "keep it with Kodak"

Take a leaf out of your own book!

In life, if you believe in something, stick by it!
Derek did, and that's why he has legendary status in the world of 8mm.
Now you need do likewise Kodak


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RE: The return of Ektachrome!

#9 by John Armer , Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:29 am

Andrew, don't forget that the Kodak of 2017 is a very different beast to the one that was discontinuing film in 2012. Since then they have filed for bankruptcy and emerged as a leaner and hopefully fitter brand and are clearly going back to their core businesses which Is where their strengths lie.

This has to be applauded!



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RE: The return of Ektachrome!

#10 by Andrew Woodcock , Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:37 am

You're right John, and it just goes to show at times, that these one time massive conglomerates, don't really know their arse from their elbow for the most part when it comes to company direction and its product range to fit its marketplace.


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RE: The return of Ektachrome!

#11 by David Alligan , Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:49 pm

Whats the situation with developing the film stock


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RE: The return of Ektachrome!

#12 by Andrew Woodcock , Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:44 am

Sorry Dave? Please elaborate a little if you will.

We have no idea at this point in time how or whether or not the new product(s) will be supported here in the UK.

I will begin to get very excited when I see the letter S on the end of a reversal stock they may put out here. Until then, I reserve judgement.

Silent filming, while beautiful to look at again once projected, simply would never have the exciting wow factor to me these days.
I know some will be happy enough with this news, but for me, they simply have to go one step further now they've bothered to come this far again.

Let's hope one day in the not too distant future, they finish the job off properly!


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RE: The return of Ektachrome!

#13 by Stuart Reid , Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:38 am

Sorry if this is a daft question, is this polyester stock?


 
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RE: The return of Ektachrome!

#14 by Andrew Woodcock , Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:16 am

Not necessarily Stuart, though we would only know once they are producing it I suppose.


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RE: The return of Ektachrome!

#15 by David Alligan , Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:37 am

Kodak are bringing back ektachrome film stock for super 8 but their was no mention of developing the film stock will this be done by Kodak themselves with their yellow envelopes or will you have to send it off to another film lab for processing at an additional cost if so how much.


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RE: The return of Ektachrome!

#16 by Andrew Woodcock , Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:18 pm

I suppose we'll simply have to wait and see Dave. I would imagine by the time Kodak are producing the Ektachrome reversal film again, they will offer the full service also which would include developing.

Whether or not the product is marketed and supported globally like the good ole days, I guess we will just have to wait and see.


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RE: The return of Ektachrome!

#17 by Evan Samaras , Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:31 pm

I wouldn't mind a reduced cost for film only- no process, since I handle most of the development at home. I guess it only becomes cost effective if you shoot a lot of film, and in this case e6 specifically. For me that is usually best handled in the hot summer when the temps can stay higher.


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RE: The return of Ektachrome!

#18 by Eivind Mork , Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:14 pm

Do you develop E-6 Super 8? How difficult is it? I have wondered about that and if it is possible for me to do this. Especially drying the film is tricky I suppose.



 
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#19 by Evan Samaras , Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:17 am

Hey Eivind,

Yes I have developed e6 for super 8. I used a limo tank for 8mm and 16mm gauges. It's harder to keep the chemicals warmer in the winter, but I use a cooler full of hot water and heat and keep the chemicals in there to maintain temps over 100F until I use them. People have said it's difficult, but I found it okay from the first attempt

Drying is indeed tricky. I suggest a drying rack. I've tried other ways but it's always a headache. I suppose I could let it dry on the reel but that might take forever.



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RE: The return of Ektachrome!

#20 by Eivind Mork , Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:27 am

That was indeed interesting! I hope to do this myself one day.

I haven't developed E-6, but I have developed positives for b/w pictures a few times (not the negative film, though). I would like to try Super 8 E-6 one day too.

Thank you for explaining.!



 
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RE: The return of Ektachrome!

#21 by Eivind Mork , Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:31 pm

Kodak is by the way considering bringing Kodachrome back too. I haven't seen any comment if this includes Super 8 too, but it was sure interesting.

Here is one of many news sources mentioning this the last week:
https://petapixel.com/2017/01/09/kodak-i...ack-kodachrome/



 
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#22 by Evan Samaras , Yesterday 8:57 pm

Eivind,

Interesting indeed! In all honesty, I'm happy kodak is making moves with film. I will support the film manufacturers as much as I can. I find myself moving backwards in time with photography and cinematography. My next obsession has become in filming sync on 16mm and editing a workprint on a flatbed editor. Just trying to get some of those bulky pieces in my area is not as easy as I thought. I passed on a free Steenbeck a few months back due to lack of room, and now I'm kicking myself for it.


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