Ektachrome Film Question

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  1. LaGrassa

    LaGrassa Member

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    I have used E100VS before but have recently acquired about a dozen rolls of E100G and E100S from an acquaintance who wasn't going to be using the film.

    I know that VS meant "very saturated", so I suspect that S means "saturated", but what does the G suffix mean?

    Thanks.
     
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    E100G is the current normal saturation emulsion. E100S is out of production E100G is the replacement.
     
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    I've no idea really...but could it be "General" purpose, i.e. normal color saturation? :smile:
     
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    Thanks Film Man. Now I know which film is older.
     
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    The MBA's at Kodak's marketing department probably figured that G sounded nice. Doesn't need to mean anything.

    Or, they had 15 focus groups with professional photographers to figure out which letter would make them more likely to buy the films. The photographers in turn told them to stuff it, that they should just put the money in film R&D. (I have a professional photographer friend who was focus-grouped to determine what box design would make him more likely to buy Portra films.)

    E100S was replaced by E100G, E100SW was replaced by E100GX.