OK, maybe someone who understands Kodak can translate what the following means for the rest of us. I'm typing up the following from this photograph of a page apparently from the Kodak dealer listings:
Kodak NewsSo it looks like Ektachrome 400X is indeed discontinued entirely despite the note at the top; should we expect that the others will follow once the remaining stocks of the other 'not discontinued' product codes are cleared out?
For Direct Dealer Use Only - December 2007
PROFESSIONAL STOCKHOUSE EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
Selected Discontinued Listings
The following selected listings have been discontinued and will be removed from the next KODAK PROFESSIONAL Stockhouse Equipment and Supplies Price Catalog.
Please note: Only selected listings are being discontinued. These film families have NOT been discontinued and continue to remain available.
Page No - CAT No - Product Description
15 - 8079519 - KODAK PROFESSIONAL BW400CN Film / 120
16 - 8722837 - KODAK PROFESSIONAL PLUS-X 125 Film / PX120
19 - 1777127 - KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA 160NC Film / 135-36
20 - 8494304 - KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA 160VC Film / 220 propack 20 rolls
20 - 8560427 - KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA 160VC Film / 135-36
21 - 1200419 - KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA 400NC Film / 135-36
21 - 1852094 - KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA 400VC Film / 135-36
25 - 8757759 - KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME Film E100G / 6091 / 220 propack 5 rolls
26 - 1306596 - KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME Film E100VS / 7085 / 50 sh 4x5 in
26 - 8644270 - KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME Film E100VS / 10 sh / 8x10 in
28 - 1739051 - KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME 100 Plus Film / EPP220 propack 5 rolls
29 - 1999184 - KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME Film E200 / 120
29 - 8742819 - KODAK EKTACHROME 400X Professional Film / EPL135-36 (*)
30 - 8632267 - KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME Duplicating Film EDUPE / 5044 / 135-36
(*) EKTACHROME 400X Professional Film family is discontinued
You know, I'm a defender of the big K, and love my E100VS more than any other film, but it is getting increasingly depressing/difficult to rely on them from one month to the next :-(.