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Kodak to discontinue Kodachrome film

Posted June 22, 2009 in Product News

By the end of this year, Kodak’s Kodachrome film will be no more. Given that it uses a different chemical process to develop than normal slide film, almost no-one offers processing any more. I think the only surprise is that it took as long as it did to get the axe, but it is the [...]

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New Kodak Ektar 100 film replaces 100UC

Posted September 14, 2008 in Product News

Kodak announced Ektar 100, a new fine-grained, high-contrast, high-saturation, "world’s sharpest" color negative film. It’s 35mm-only, and will replace the almost cartoonishly-saturated Portra Professional Ultra Color 100UC. Availability: October 2008 in the US, beginning of November in Europe, ?? rest of the word. More info on Kodak’s Ektar 100 Q&A and in the film data [...]

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Kodak to discontinue 400UC film by year’s end

Posted September 14, 2008 in Random

According to this Q&A page about their new Ektar 100 film, Kodak will discontinue their Portra Professional Ultra Color 400UC film by the end of 2008. I don’t shoot much 35mm these days, but I thought it really sucked when they discontinued it in 120 last year, it was great in 6×6 toy cameras.

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Kodak discontinues ReadyLoads

Posted June 8, 2008 in Product News

Kodak says: Due to significantly declining sales volume, Kodak is preannouncing the discontinuance of READYLOAD Single-Sheet Packets for four films. The items listed below will be discontinued by year-end 2008. However, inventories may run out before then, depending on demand. Please note: This preannounced discontinuance applies to Readyload format only. Other cut sheet sizes, such [...]

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Podcast interview about Kodak’s new T-MAX 400 film

Posted November 19, 2007 in Extra Geeky + Interviews

Photo News Today‘s Dennis Hays says: After meeting both John Sexton and [Kodak's] Scott DiSabato at the 2007 Photoplus Expo in New York, I sit down with them and discuss the introduction of the new [see previous post] T-MAX-400 B&W film. John goes into some detail regarding the films ability and his impressions from use. [...]

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Kodak discontinue HIE infrared, Ektachrome 64 & 100 films

Posted November 6, 2007 in Product News

Kodak’s film discontinuance notice says: KODAK is preannouncing the discontinuance of several smaller running families of Professional film – EPR, EPN and High Speed Infrared (HIE) effective end of December 2007. Demand for these products has been declining significantly in recent years, and it is no longer practical to continue to manufacture given the low [...]

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Pushing T-Max 100 film to ISO 3200

Posted October 9, 2007 in Technique

Ever wonder what happens when you push Kodak T-Max 100 black and white film five stops to ISO 3200? Me too!   Justin   Garden Secrets 120 film developed in Kodak TMAX developer for 16 min @ 24°C/75°F. (I shot these about two years ago but I’m posting them now. Go figure.)

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Kodak update T-MAX 400 black and white film

Posted October 9, 2007 in Product News

You can read the complete press release, but the highlights are: It’s the "world’s sharpest" and "finest-grained" ISO 400 B&W film. Pushable 2 stops up to ISO 1600. Availability "will occur on a stock-turnover basis, beginning in December 2007". The new film code will be TMY-2. There’s a surprisingly informative Q&A sheet (PDF) about the [...]

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Kodak Monographs now available for free download

Posted August 19, 2007 in Books & Publications + Extra Geeky

These three Kodak publications are available as PDF downloads from archive.org. As you can see, they’re quite old, and the copyright has expired. Kodak Monograph 1: The silver bromide grain of photographic emulsions, Adrian Peter Herman Trivelli (1921) Kodak Monograph 2: The theory of development, Adolph H. Nietz (1922) The Photographic Negative, William Henry Burbank [...]

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US rebate on Kodak film

Posted April 14, 2007 in Random

Kodak have two US-only film rebates going on: $20 rebate on $125 or more of their pro colour Portra range. Good until 30 June, 2007. Download coupon/form PDF. $5 rebate on five or more rolls of their pro black and white range range (T-Max 100, 400, and 3200, Plus-X 125, Tri-X 400 (320 isn’t mentioned), [...]

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