The fact of the matter is that film (especially color film) is a dying market. You're not going to see an E6 replacement for Kodachrome. However, from what I have heard, Rollei Digibase CR200 (not to be confused with CN200 negative film by the same manufacturer) is about as close as you are going to get. I have never tried it myself. So I can't really vouch. But from what I have heard, it looks more like Kodachrome than E100G or E200 does, and MUCH more like Kodachrome than Astia does.
Originally Posted by bblhed
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I guess I'll replace it with EPP...oh wait...no problem, I'll just replace it with 100GX...really?
[QUOTE=StorminMatt;1061007 However, from what I have heard, Rollei Digibase CR200 (not to be confused with CN200 negative film by the same manufacturer) is about as close as you are going to get. I have never tried it myself. So I can't really vouch. But from what I have heard, it looks more like Kodachrome than E100G or E200 does, and MUCH more like Kodachrome than Astia does.[/QUOTE]
Thanks for that suggestion...I'll certainly give the Rollei film a try. Googling around, it looks as though it's the same emulsion as the old Agfa RSX professional films, which I used a lot and really liked as giving very neutral and accurate colors.
Like most people, I don't do slides much any more. Kodachrome had already been replaced by color negative films for most of my work. I will probably be using Kodak Ektar (mostly in 120). When I have the yen for transparencies, it will be Ektachrome, although I will also miss EPP.
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Candidly, I think I'm going to give up 35mm color film. It's not just the loss of Kodachrome. It's mostly the closing of the lab I used and the lack of a great alternative to that lab. So my answer is, Tri-X.
If all you have is yen, it's gonna have to be Fuji!
Originally Posted by nworth
I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.
I hear this - Costco was my go-to place for cheaper (and very clean) 35mm colour neg film development, and they've stopped all processing in Western Canada. Walmart scratches my negs, and most other chains have stopped processing entirely. 120 processing is still available locally, but for $4.25 for dev. only, it gets a little rich.
Originally Posted by lns
While these days I mostly shoot B&W, I have some colour neg in 35mm and 120, and some expired 120 slide I acquired a while ago, which I wouldn't mind cross-processing.
I am currently trying to see if I can get c-41 chemistry kits from my local film-friendly photo store - they can get some things from Maco, so the Rollei-branded new (repackaged) liquid c-41 kits may be available (liquid kits can't be imported due to hazmat regulations). Powder kits can be imported, but my preference would be a separate bleach and fix, instead of the blix which is what the powder kits provide. It's not supposed to be that much harder than b&w processing, overall.
I only shot a couple of rolls of Kodachrome - at $13-15/roll for processing, it certainly wasn't an everyday film choice.
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