Kodak ColorPlus - still made?

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by Alan Johnson, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. Alan Johnson

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    I use this film with my classic (huh) cameras, it is inexpensive from discount stores.
    It is marked "Made in USA/Finished in Mexico"
    Expiry is 03/2013
    However I read here that Kodak moved finishing back to Rochester.
    I wonder if "ColorPlus" is still in production.
     
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    As you say, you can still get it in places like Poundland in the UK (Guess how much).

    Then again they did have a large run of Solaris 18 months ago, so that doesn't guarantee manufacture
     
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    I just bought a roll of Kodak ColorPlus today with expiry date of 6/2015 so this film still must be in production. Anyone know the difference between this film and Gold?
     
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    Yes, there have been other threads about it... but in a nutshell ColorPlus is a more muted, old-skool look than Gold. Think "Kodacolor' from the 1970s.
     
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    Examples. I think all were shot with Kodak Retina IIIc, 50mm with hood, and whatever exposure the reflected meter suggested (unrecorded).
     

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    Biran, was that first shot on old expired film? it looks like the blacks have gone green like some really old color film I've shot. Not an insult just a question as to whether this is normal for colorplus or if that image was from an expired roll.

    Thanks

    ~Stone
     
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    The film was well within the expiration date and freshly bought from Adorama. Processing was Costco. The BBQ pic was a different roll than the lighthouse, but from the same batch.
     
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    Another note, Kodak ColorPlus film 200 was dirt cheap at $2 for 36 exposures. No one can claim film is too expensive there!
     
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    Different edge marking too. ColorPlus says, "Kodak 200" whereas Gold says, "Kodak GB200"
     
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    Given Kodak's current position I would be amazed if there was any difference between Gold 200 and Color Plus 200 besides the box.

    Edge markings are imprinted at packaging time so it could be anything.

    I shot a roll of Color Plus back to back with Gold 200 in the Caribbean last year and had them developed together at Costco. I could not tell any difference in my best scans.