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    Films and papers discontinued since Jan., 2006

    Hello,

    I am looking to compile a list of all still photography emulsions and papers discontinued from the beginning of year 2006 to the present, and, if possible, the date of the announcement of discontinuance, and the actual corporate releases that announced this.

    Perhaps this next part is a bit of a dream, but after the list is compiled, I would like to collect examples of each type (each emulsion and each format) for a project. Roll film would be great to have in sealed boxes, but empty paper and sheet film boxes would be fine.

    You all's help would be most appreciated with my little project.

    I also would not mind simultaneously gathering a list of all new products introduced in the same period.

    Here is what I can come up with, from memory. I am sure it is an incomplete list, which is why I need you all!

    Color neg films:

    Discontinued:

    Kodak Portra 100T (perhaps the most tragic of them all, IMHO)
    Fuji NPL
    Fuji NPS (only discontinued to make room for Pro 160S)
    Fuji NPC (only discontinued to make room for Pro 160C)
    Fuji NPH (replaced with Pro 400H, or just a rename?)
    Fuji NPZ (replaced with Pro 800Z, or just a rename?)
    Fuji Pro 800Z (announced, then brought back by demand, but what is the score on this? Did they only bring back 135, and leave 120/220 behind?)
    Fuji Reala in 120 (???) and 35mm (???) - What is the score on this? Gone, or just no longer imported to the U.S.A?

    Introduced:

    Kodak Ektar 100 (first 135, then 120, then 4x5 and 8x10)
    Fuji Pro 160S (direct replacement for NPS)
    Fuji Pro 160C (direct replacement for NPC)
    Fuji Pro 400H (direct replacement for NPH, or just a rename?)
    Fuji Pro800Z (direct replacement for NPZ, or just a rename?)

    Color transparency films:

    Discontinued:

    Kodak EPN
    Kodak EPP
    Kodak E100GX
    Kodak EPY (64T)
    Kodachrome 200
    Kodachrome 64
    Fuji T64
    Fuji Velvia
    Fuji Provia 400F (only discontinued to make room for 400X)
    Kodak Ektachrome Infrared (EIR)

    Introduced:

    Fuji Provia 400X (direct replacement for Provia 400F)
    Fuji Velvia 50 (introduced by popular demand after RVP was cut)

    Black and white negative films:


    Discontinued:

    Kodak High Speed Infrared (HIE)
    Kodak Tri-X 320 in medium format (would want examples of 120 and 220 only)
    Kodak BW400CN

    Introduced:

    Ilford SFX (re-introduced after a discontinuance in what year?)
    Kodak New T-Max 400 (TMY-II)

    RA papers:


    Discontinued:

    Kodak Portra Endura, definitely in cut sheets, and apparently in rolls too
    Kodak Supra Endura (??? - I don't see it on their Website any more except as "Supra Digital VC")
    Kodak Ultra Endura in cut sheets
    Kodak Endura Metallic in cut sheets
    All Kodak 8.5x11, first surface N only, and then all of it
    All Fuji Crystal Archive in cut sheets (???)

    Introduced:

    I am very unclear on this. There seem to be a few "digital" and "VC" versions of their old Endura emulsions. I don't know if these have totally replaced plain Endura or not, or if they are optically printable and available in cut sheets.

    Black and white papers:

    Discontinued:

    All Oriental Seagull for black and white prints from color negatives - forgot the exact name of this product

    Probably some more that I don't know.

    Introduced:

    Quite a few, I believe, at least to Freestyle.

    Any help anyone would provide would be most, er...uhm....helpful.

    Thank you in advance.
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    Introduced:

    Fuji RVP 100 Velvia (date unknown)
    &
    Fuji RVP 100 VelviaF (date unknown)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sim2 View Post
    Introduced:

    Fuji RVP 100 Velvia (date unknown)
    Thanks, but it was introduced before 2006 if my memory serves me well...which it very well may not! With everyone's input, and evidence, we can clean up the list I posted to make it complete and accurate.
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    Oh well, ......

    Why not try the press offices of producing companies?

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    Original press releases will be tracked down eventually, and the companies contacted, but I also wanted to start this thread.
    2F/2F

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2F/2F View Post
    ...
    RA papers:


    Discontinued:

    ...
    Kodak Supra Endura (??? - I don't see it on their Website any more except as "Supra Digital VC")
    ...
    2F, have a look here and scroll down to "Discontinued Papers / Reference". Read the next line...

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    Introduced B&W papers this year:

    Adorama house brand VC papers in RC Glossy and Pearle, FB glossy and matte.
    Frank Schifano

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    I don't think BW400CN is discontinued. I think was in the UK or maybe Europe, but Kodak's US website shows it and has no discontinuation notice.

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    TMY 400 (old version), Kentmere Printing Out Paper. (sob). Wasn't the Eastman House or the Getty making a collection like this?

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    Black and white papers:

    Discontinued:

    all Forte papers from Hungary

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