Ran a quick check and found the Q60 5x7 target is listed as discontinued by the mfgr (X-rite/Kodak) at B&H.
although they do have it used or demo in a set of 35mm film, 4x5 film, and 5x7 print targets for just under $200.
colormanagement.com has it for $57.00, RPImaging for $47
I'd guess there are still some in the retail channel for purchase, but you may have to look around. I haven't found any official Kodak info on discontinuance or a replacement product.
Trying to find out more about the Kodak Q60 IT8 5x7 chart, I ran across this new set of mini-charts cum case/stand from X-rite which now makes the former MacBeth, Gretag-MacBeth Color Checker.
Thought it might be of interest in this thread. About $100 including software.
And does it have the range of tones of the Mac Beth color chart? Actually, I suppose I should answer my own question by measuring them, as I have both.
Thanks for the update. I got mine about 2 years ago and I guess it was just in time and at a bargain price. The store here had a stack of them. There was another chart about 2x the price. IDK if I might have gotten one of them. If so, I'll get the number and post it.
Certainly does. It didn't show on a search for Q60 or Q-60 when I searched earlier. The available one is in the shopping category:
Originally Posted by tiberiustibz
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B&H# KOQ60 Mfr# 1907914
The discontinued one is:
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B&H# XRT5X7RQ Mfr# TGT-RKIT857
The Q-60 is Kodak's version of a standard IT8 chart. Others make IT8 charts as well if the Kodak actually does turn out to be discontinued. Be sure you get the printed chart for film testing. The same chart is available in transparency on 35mm and 4x5 for Ektachrome. The transparency versions are for calibrating film scanners, and you'd need to get a version for the specific type of film you're using.
Wonder if this is another distribution change between suppliers and actual producers. X-rite and Kodak in this case. The version with the X-rite code in the B&H stock number is discontinued. The one with the Kodak code in the B&H stock number is available.
My instructions with the chart say it is to be used to calibrate scanners. I've used it to set my scanner up to scan reflection prints. It seems to work with film scanning as well.
Ok, here is the data I have.
Kodak Professional Q-60 Cat 190 7914, list $39.95
Kodak Color separation Guide and gray scale (small) Cat 152 7654 $19.95
Then there is the color chart and 18% gray scale in the Color Dataguide which is still in print. So, Kodak supplies 3 charts from about 3" x 7" (small) to 4x5 (Q-60) to medium (5x7) in the Dataguide. Then there is the checker which is about 11x14".
The attached photo is of the Kodak Dataguide chart and the checker.
I use one or another old kodak Dataguide. I have one from the early 70's like the photo above that Ron has posted, and one from a leter color darkroom dataguide that has 8 white to black squares over 8 different color squares. Both are opposite a grey card page.
I like the second variant, as when shot so the image fills the frame the resultant squares are large enoygh in 35mm to be read by my densitometer, which I use in lieu of running control strips to determine my batch to batch chemistry aim of uniformity. I have a few rolls of agfa film shot of just these targets in the fridge, and I snip off about 4" worth and load it in the tank along with the first reels thst I process from a new mix of developer, etc.
Ron, I can't find a new Dataguide anywhere. The last publication date I can find is 1998. None of the films in this book are still made. Where are you able to get a current publication of it? Is it still R-19?