At last - Ektachrome!

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    The next big question - How Much does it cost?
     
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    Current comparable prices at B&H:

    Velvia 50: $16.99
    Velvia 100: $9.99 (on special, normally $12.60)
    Provia: $10.99
     
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    It'll cost less than 17,- bucks (the expected price last year) and this seams to be good news from the very beginning.
    (What less than 17,- bucks will mean in reality depends on you dealer....)
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    Trendland must have inside sources... bandit:

    Ultimately they had better keep it competitive with Fuji's offerings. If it's more expensive than the average Provia roll, then I will buy Ektachrome exactly once and then switch back to Provia. It's not a magic golden goose; it's just another film. If they want my business they have to appeal to my wallet.
     
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    In the U.S. The Find Lab has it available for pre-order for $11 per roll (very competitive), with expected shipping on October 4th.
    https://thefindlab.ecwid.com/Kodak-Ektachrome-35mm-36exp-E-6-p116142932
    B&H and Adorama, the 2 largest NYC retailers, are closed for the Jewish Succos holiday until October 3rd. Expect them to offer Ektachrome right away when they are open.
     
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    Re: the Kodak Alaris website-

    Anyone else amused that the demonstration picture for Portra 800 is not a portrait (Rather, the Brooklyn bridge at night in landscape format)?
     
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    Just placed a pre-order for 15 rolls at $11/roll! Can't wait. Expected shipping is first week of Oct.
    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm waiting for the holiday is over. :smile:
     
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    E6 has never been a cheap path to follow (NB: the real cost is the film + processing), and cost will follow the expense of production. An introductory "cheap" price would not be unexpected. What happens after that will be interesting. Besides which, economics forbids you paying a little and getting a lot. :whistling:
     
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    Not really - it came on as the replacement for Vericolour, which also featured realistic colour and moderate contrast.
     
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    I'm not finding my Argentix E6 developing kit as expensive part of this path.
     
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    In my opinion the price is fair.
    E6 has never been as cheap as colour neg.
     
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    What about Ektachrome in 120? Is there any info about that?
     
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    thanks!
     
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    I'm hoping FPP lists it soon. I am off of work on October 8 and would like to start shooting some fall scenes on Ektachrome in the limited time I have. The extra day or two to ship the film from Utah, Washington, or California might find it stuck in transit when I want to have it loaded in my Maxxum.
     
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    FirstCall Photographic in the UK listed Ektachrome in their latest print catalogue, which I received a couple of weeks ago, at £9.99
     
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    If speaking only about the cost of the camera filmstock, this is true. Color negative film was the most affordable color stock, with Kodachrome costing a little more, and Ektachrome costing more yet.
    These prices were not set to maximum price yield. Kodachrome had reversal layers, a yellow silver dye layer, and a remjet black backing layer that color negative film did not need. Ektachrome was even more expensive as the film also needed integral color couplers (in Kodachrome, the colors were added in the processing stage).
    In 1996, my wife and I took a trip through Utah and Arizona, and, at time, I was buying 35mm Sensia 100 24x for less than $2.50 from The Film Shop NYC...
     
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    Has the ability to edit a post been withdrawn?

    That post was supposed to start with post #14 by MinoltaFan.
     
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    Firstcall have it listed in the new products section of their website at £13.99 per roll, cheaper than velvia which is £16.99, and the same price as Provia
    Richard
     
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