First major production run of new Ektachrome scheduled to happen in a few weeks

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  1. Minoltafan2904

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    For those wondering what's going on with Ektachrome i'd urge you to listen to the Kodakery's newest podcast:

    https://soundcloud.com/the-kodakery/update-from-our-film-factory-on-kodak-ektachrome

    Apparently the first major run of the new Ektachrome is scheduled in a few weeks, basically what will be produced is a 4 x 6000 foot long "roll" after that it will be left to dry and cure and will be cut up.

    It seems that the Ektachrome "project" is not affected despite Kodak announcing it's suffered economic losses and is laying off 400 or so workers ( most of these losses are coming from the Printer side of Kodak's business )
     
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    What formats will be available at the initial launch? Just 135? I read a few of the articles and didn't see anything mentioned about larger formats such as 120 or 4x5.
     
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    On the Kodakery podcast they said Super 8, 16mm and 35mm.
    No 120 or large format yet, but Kodak Alaris have said that they are "leaving the door open" to cutting it up into 120 and 4x5 / 8x10 if they see that the smaller formats are successful.
     
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    There's talk that the run already happened.

    I wonder why we need all these new threads. This has been discussed pretty thoroughly elsewhere.
     
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    I cannot see a problem with what may be an update. We do have new members joining who do not have the time to research all the threads and answers and whilst some members may need to be surgically removed from their lap tops, I Pads, etc some older members may not have seen this. So long as it is not a wholesale re-kindling of an old topic reminders can do no harm. I for one had not seen the comment about a proposed run of 4 x 6000 feet rolls to be started.
     
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    BMbikerider you should not blame the intention of this thread - and please don't mention all the new members such explicite.
    (Have you just thought about: the new members read all this threads - wondering about and will come to conclusions like : "This must be something very special - I will soon order
    some of this films"

    After this you haven't to wait so long reading more threats aboud second major production run...:laugh::D..YOU UNDERSTAND:wink:....

    with regards
     
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    Pls. go ahead Minoltafan2904 :smile:

    with regards
     
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    I'll stop you right there and say... Exactly!

    Information gets scattered and fragmented, and people get tired of repeating the same things, so they don't. If the information is contained in (more or less) one place, there's less chance of miscommunication and more chance that everyone's on the same page.

    Edit: To your point, this could or should have been a breakaway thread from the beginning. It's been reported and discussed in two or three other threads already (including the Ferrania thread) before this one came along.
     
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    The more info you read about Kodak revival E6 Super8 the better than to read more about Fuji will soon disconinue much more films and started next price round - isn't it ?
    By the time - what is about the new camera in Super8 from Kodak ?
    with regards
     
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    This is really happening? Wow.

    So next question is, what about the E-6 infrastructure? I'd buy a roll of Ektachrome here and there if it included processing and mounting in the price. I have a small stock of frozen slide but I'm hesitant to shoot due to the cost of processing and mounting. It runs you up pretty quick.
     
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    I am lucky to know a studio that is heavily involved with analog photography locally and they will develop anything, C-41, E-6, B&W, they have even somehow managed to get consistent results from a 6400 ISO black and white slide film??, but still, developing mounting and scanning a roll of 35mm 36 exp. slide film costs me nearly 25 Euros, 14 Euros if i choose not to have the slides mounted.
     
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    Do it yourself. E6 costs me about £1.50 to £2 per roll.
     
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    Great news. I will buy the Super 8 along with any still-frame format they produce.
     
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    The Ektachrome news is good! As far as processing get yourself a kit and develop it yourself. It's super easy. Get a nice thermometer and a decent tank. Temperature control is easy with a water bath . I will never forget the first time I developed a roll of Ektachrome, it was over 40 years ago. It looks all blue when it's wet and on the reel, when you pull it off and first hold it up to the light the color just POPS out at you. So much fun.!!!!
     
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    4 x what units is this? 4"? 4 feet? and length?????

    This is so imprecise that we don't have a clue. If it is 4" wide, then this is a research coating and has a lot of work before it can be coated at 72" or even pilot 21".

    Much of this is covered elsewhere anyhow. I suggest that threads be merged.

    PE
     
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    only 110/126cartriges and 122 roll film :smile:
     
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    Yay... 122. Can’t wait.
     
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    4 feet wide by 6000 feet long.
     
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    Yeah, easier said than done i'm afraid...
     
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    Actually much easier done than said!
     
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    I used to use slide film and still would do so but the price of a home processing kit has gone through the roof. OK I agree if you use a kit to it's full capacity it is probably cheaper but I would not have the throughput to finish off a kit before the chemicals 'went off'. I have done all my processing since I started in the 1960's and of them all I find E6 to be singularly boring to do. Purely a mechanical process with long interludes between steps especially if you use a processor like a JOBO. The most exciting thing is doing the final rinse where the water is changed every 30 seconds. A bit like using the other unmentionable medium in front of a screen - also boring.
     
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    135 and Super 8 are the formats that will be released first. Kodak would be mad, absolutely mad, to attempt 120 film right now. They still have not fixed their seemingly unsolvable paper backing problem with their 120 films.
     
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    couldn't agree more,
    and they are also going to be mad
    when their customers for their new film
    can't get the film processed! because
    there is no one left locally to process E6.
    so its 10$ for a roll of film, and 20$ to process it ?
    maybe all the end users have boutique leica cameras
    with $10,000 lenses that make them sunshine too ...
     
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