Welcome (again) on the great world of film! And on APUG, too.
Originally Posted by Christoper
Of the films you list. Only Ektachrome has changed. They did some emulsion changes a pair of years ago, I heard. 100G is the "all round" ektachrome.
There's the new Provia 400X introduced a year or two ago, I've only heard positive reviews, the worst is that it's expensive (at least for my student budget). Everyone says it's a great slide film for it's speed.
On B&W there's the Ilfords, Fuji and Kodak, that has improved Tmax, there's the a new Tmax 400 introduced in 2007 (or improved in 2008). PX and TriX have been a little modified, that was in 2005.
For low light, the B&W high speed films (delta 3200, TMZ, Neopan 1600) and the pushed B&W (TriX and HP5+). On color Neg there are NPZ800 (they wanted to discontinue it, but it's still alive), Portra 800 and superia 1600. On slide, Provia 400X.
I've been on film just a year (a bit less) so I don't really know what products were here before that time. Announcements, and people talk is all I know about films before 2008.