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    What E-6 slide film is somewhat close to Kodachrome?

    What E-6 reversal / slide film is available today that comes closest to the fine grain and rich saturation of the Kodachrome emulsions?
    What do you suggest please.
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    AFAIK, in the USA there are currently NO E-6 films marketed at the present time. I would love to be wrong. There may be some product in 35mm and roll film still in the pipelines, though.

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    I am somewhat confused by your reply as I can walk up to my camera shop and pick up several different E-6 (slide films) and B&H has many choices - in 35/120 formats and sheet film. The processing is generally send out or mail off but processors are quite easy to find - though not terribly cheap unfortunately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhemann View Post
    I am somewhat confused by your reply as I can walk up to my camera shop and pick up several different E-6 (slide films) and B&H has many choices - in 35/120 formats and sheet film. The processing is generally send out or mail off but processors are quite easy to find - though not terribly cheap unfortunately.
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    Maybe I am over-reacting, ,but Kodak does not NOW show any available to purchase E-6 films on their web site-yes you can see product data for a couple of films, but just try clicking thru to the buy option, and Fuji USA told me their E-6 films were discontinued. Now I know there can be errors in information..but the fact that you can still "get" certain films at large stores just means there is still film in the pipeline. Like I said, I would love to be proven wrong, particularly in 4x5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PHOTOTONE View Post
    Maybe I am over-reacting, ,but Kodak does not NOW show any available to purchase E-6 films on their web site-yes you can see product data for a couple of films, but just try clicking thru to the buy option, and Fuji USA told me their E-6 films were discontinued. Now I know there can be errors in information..but the fact that you can still "get" certain films at large stores just means there is still film in the pipeline. Like I said, I would love to be proven wrong, particularly in 4x5.
    The "Kodak Store" that one links to from the Kodak website is "DR globalTech, a Digital River Company", which I understand to be an independent business that contracts with Kodak to supply internet sales services from Kodak's website.

    There has never been anything more than a small subset of Kodak's products there.

    I would be willing to wager that they probably had very little E6 product there before, and since the 200 ISO emulsions have been discontinued, probably won't in the future.
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    E-6 film is widely available in both 120 and 220 format.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PHOTOTONE View Post
    AFAIK, in the USA there are currently NO E-6 films marketed at the present time. I would love to be wrong. There may be some product in 35mm and roll film still in the pipelines, though.
    AFAIK? Man, you don't know very far!
    Astia is apparently discontinued in 135, but available in larger sizes, including 220. Provia, and Velvia are available in 135 and larger. Provia 400 is available in 135 and 120, IDK about other sizes. Ditto with Kodak E100G and VS (though GX and E 200 are gone), and Elitechrome 100 (200 is gone).
    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.

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    Rich saturation/fine grain ...

    E100VS from Kodak is good, as is Velvia 50 from Fujifilm. I'm not sure how similar they are. Kodakchrome had a very unique look.
    Those who know, shoot film

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    Does it need to be chrome/reversal or would a saturated, contrasty color negative film do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PHOTOTONE View Post
    AFAIK, in the USA there are currently NO E-6 films marketed at the present time. I would love to be wrong. There may be some product in 35mm and roll film still in the pipelines, though.


    Since you'd love to be wrong... I'm happy to tell you, YOU'RE COMPLETELY WRONG!
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