Ektar 100 to be offered in Large Format

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  1. Steve Smith

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    Ektar 100 in LF sizes - can it be true?

    Just saw this:

    Here: http://www.photographyblog.com/news/kodak_ektar_100_sheet_film/


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    (Yeah, but what have the romans ever done for us?)

    This is brilliant news. I just hope people get out there and use it. It's all well and good to petition, but now they're making it we better be sure to buy it.
     
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    I'm not sure if I quite believe it yet as this is the only mention of it I can find. I couldn't find anything on Kodak's website.


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    First thought - I'm already happy with Portra in 4x5 & have little to no interest in trying any new emulsion.
    Second thought - I hope this doesn't mean they're going to discontinue Porta & replace it with Ektar in large format.
     
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    So, that's the new product Scott DiSabato was talking about in the latest interview.
     
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    Hrm, and where is 5x7/13x18cm?
     
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    How many C41 films are out there in 5x7, except Portra 160NC?
     
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    Ektar 100 is a beautiful film. When Kodak was handing out free samples in 35mm a couple of years ago at PhotoPlus, I asked if it would eventually be made available in larger formats, and the representative said they were testing it in rollfilm and sheet sizes--

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum56/55162-photoplus-expo-2008-a.html#post698160

    Glad to see they'll be coming through with the product!
     
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    I agree but it would be nice to see an official announcement.


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    I'm really hoping this is true and it will be out just in time for spring. Of course the April date makes me fear that PB is working on some long, drawn out April Fools joke.

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    Yesterday was a holiday in the U.S., and most businesses in Rochester aren't open yet at 12 min. before 8 a.m., so it's not surprising that the announcement came through first on the other side of the pond.
     
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    Yeah Kodak.
     
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    Wooo Hooooooo !!!!!!! I can hardly believe it. I was joking with a friend sarcastically about wouldn't it be nice if Kodak made Ektar 100 in sheets ! This is pretty wonderful.
     
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    Get out!

    Wait, it isn't April 1st....
     
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    Coulda found it on APUG too. Threads merged.
     
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    Is this the "new" (did they say emulsion or product) spoken about on Inside Analog Photo? Thankfully I can take full advantage of this since I just bought a 4X5 :wink:
     
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    Slightly off topic but does anyone know how archival Ekar is. I have shot primarily Ektachrome for color but I'm going to start with some color neg including Ektar. I have heard about 60 Years.
     
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    Thank you Kodak. Please don't discontinue Portra in sheet film.
    Look forward to make an 8x10 contact print from the Ektar film.
     
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    Not bad for the Evil Corporation that is not "committed" in its "support" of analog photography. I'm sure someone will find a downside to this, and whinge about it.
     
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    Darn!! I don't have my 8x10 yet... can't afford the one I want. Once I do though Ektar 100 will be my film.