What is the MOST popular Kodak film today?

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  1. RattyMouse

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    I'm curious as to which Kodak films available today are the most popular? By popular I mean highest sales volume. I could not guess what it is so that is why I'm asking. I am not even sure if it is their color films or black and white.

    Does anyone have a reasonable guess which films sell the best?
     
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    Pure guess, but I'd suggest the 200ISO consumer C-41 film, under the various names used in different markets.
     
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    Most Popular: What he said in Post #2
     
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    I assume so too.
     
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    If you are limiting this to the prosumer films I would not have a real guess, but a C-41 on my side, if you mean all film sales volume, that would be easy, 35mm movie PROJECTION stock, has been the biggest seller for decades.
    A single "major" movie release could use about 4 master rolls per film (a master roll is ~50" x ~5300' when on the coating machine).
    Largest single use of film out there.
    And the reason Kodak has stayed as profitable as it has, but also why the digital movie Theater is hurting it's bottom line now. Shooting a film uses very little film compared to the distribution prints.
     
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    What you're saying is probably true, but I bet PE would disagree, simply because 35mm movie projection stock is not C-41. I believe the process is ECP. If I were to include consumer and pro films, I'd say 400 speed consumer film. If I were limiting it to prosumer films, I'd say it's probably a toss-up between Ektar 100 and Portra 160. But that's just my uneducated guess.
     
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    Whichever ones you can find these days, that's getting less and less.