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    Older Emulsions still available?

    Hello, all.

    I was just wondering, what is the oldest color film still on the market that hasn't been updated in awhile? For instance, Kodak Gold has been around awhile, but gets updated every now and then. Which color film hasn't changed in the longest time? Thank you.

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    Probably Ektachrome EPP, but that is just recently discontinued. I have been using it since it first came out in the early 1980's or even earlier. You can still find this on store shelves in date.

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    I think it could be Ektachrome 64 (EPR), now only available on the Japanese market:

    http://www.japanexposures.com/shop/p...roducts_id=214

    This quote is from photo.net:

    EPR is the oldest E6 film, both historically, and the oldest one in current production. It has been unchanged since 1976. It is the only true vintage product besides Kodachrome, in fact it is older than current Kodachrome
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    Probably Ektachrome EPP, but that is just recently discontinued. I have been using it since it first came out in the early 1980's or even earlier. You can still find this on store shelves in date.
    Is this similar to Elite Chrome 100 Extra Color?

    I think it could be Ektachrome 64 (EPR)
    Can this be acquired in the states?

    Thanks! I'm running low on my frozen stock of older films.

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    I think EPR can only be got in Japan. The link above is to a very reliable store that I can recommend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by perkeleellinen View Post
    I think EPR can only be got in Japan. The link above is to a very reliable store that I can recommend.
    Thanks for that link...some unusual films. I'm UK also, and may give it a try.

    (Interesting to find that Kodak can make old and obscure films like EPR for just one country, while discontinuing other films (K64 etc) on the grounds of insufficient sales? )
    Last edited by railwayman3; 01-19-2010 at 01:41 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    I saw the link, just doesn't seem to be available in 35mm...any places in Japan which would have this? :-\

    (Interesting to find that Kodak can make old and obscure films like EPR for just one country, while discontinuing other films (K64 etc) on the grounds of insufficient sales? )
    Isn't it?

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    You could buy it in 100' roll from the UK:

    http://www.calumetphoto.co.uk/item/155-700W/
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    I was of the impression that EPR was discontinued in most markets because it was crap, and an embarrassment in the eyes of Kodak, rather than due to insufficient sales. It makes perfect sense to concentrate the sales in the better-in-every-way 100G instead.

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