Kodak will no longer produce any colour reversal still films

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    I had a feeling this was coming, but wow, that was fast!
     
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    Very unfortunate, but probably very realistic. Fuji has been more involved in the reversal end of the business for a while and seems to have trimmed their negative films, while Kodak has trimmed reversal and now has fewer, but better and more versatile color negative.

    I wonder if Fuji just might be left "holding the bag" on this one?
     
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    E6 processing is no longer convenient or especially good in many markets. Why? Lack of demand. Surprised they held on this long.
     
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    Personally, I see no reason to use reversal films any longer. This is where I think digital shines.

    Agreed, hence my "holding the bag" comment about Fuji.
     
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    Jeezachrist! There goes a part of me. I really like that stuff.
     
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    Agree love me that RVP
     
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    Yes. Looks like the family slide shows may not go on much longer.
     
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    "However, says a spokeswoman, <insert film producing company here> will continue to support its other lines of films"

    Somehow I've heard that before......!!
     
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    There's still Fuji and Rollei/Agfa slide films, plus you can process B&W negative as reversal film. As long as slide mounts and projectors are available, we can easily project.

    Still it is a sad day that Kodak will no longer make E-6. It's a good thing I've already gotten used to Fuji. Now if we could get MP print film easily (not the negative stuff, the stuff they use for prints) it wouldn't be a lot of trouble to shoot negative film and make slides from that.

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    Not surprised. Slides were kicked in the gonads by digital a while back and with the death of Ciba/Ilfochrome, I hardly see a reason to pay $6 a roll plus $7 processing.
     
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    I knew it was coming, but this sucks. I much prefer Ektachrome over Provia. :sad: Now I gotta make room in the freezer for one last order.

    They don't mention it, but I assume this means Ektachrome 100D cine film is also going to kick the bucket.
     
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    This really only leaves Fuji as a supplier of general purpose transparency films. Fortunately, their product is top-notch. I just finished up a job, where I used 68 sheets of 4x5 Provia. Yes, there are clients that still believe in the superiority of large-format transparencies.
     
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    At least the E6 chemicals aren't on the chopping block, yet. :sad:
     
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    Sorry to hear this. Sad day.

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    Does anyone have a recommendation for an E100G replacement? I haven't really tried Fuji, but I don't like the saturation of Velvia 50.

    Edit: Also, this article doesn't mention anything about Ektachrome E100D movie film. Shouldn't it still be manufactured in formats such as Super 8?
     
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    What sad news!!!! There is nothing like a color slide on a lightable! Certainly not digital! Thank God for Fuji! Do Rollei/Agfa make E6 film?
     
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    Rollei says that their Digibase CR200 film is Agfa RSX in a 200 speed emulsion on a PET base. Agfa markets it as an aerial film.

    The fuji materials are top-notch though. I have no idea if E100D will continue to be made. I would assume that if it isn't on the chopping block already, it will be soon. :cry:

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    Despite all their bull, I no longer trust Kodak....they were trumpeting the wonders of E100G as being the ideal Kodachrome substitute and the best thing since sliced bread, only a few months ago.

    I'm sure color neg is the next to go....fresh Kodak color neg is being shipped out at £1 a roll in Poundland here in the UK. Piled high, as many rolls as you can carry. Obviously dumping stocks.

    Don't think I'll bother with a final Ektachrome order, better to start to get used to Fuji. :smile:
     
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    It's cut from 35mm stock, so it seems doubtful E100D will survive.
     
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    I hope that Fuji capitalizes appropriately.
     
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    I just ordered 20 rolls from B&H. Now I await the price hike from Fuji.
     
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    Capitalizes on what? If barely measurable demand for E6 materials prompted Kodak's decision, what's left for Fuji?

    If you've got E6 film on hand, smoke 'em while you got 'em. Labs won't be encouraged to continue E6 service by this news.