Ekatchrome can't be far off

Discussion in 'Film and Processing' started by chuck909, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. I'm reserving my mint Petri FT for the new Ektachrome. Not a very exciting camera but nostalgia is the reason for that. A Petri FT, my first SLR, was the camera I put my first Ektachrome through in the 1970s

    An example from 47 years ago, a few light adjustments but still holding up well

    Papua ceremony 4.jpg

    What are we expecting to pay for the new Ektachrome ? I'm estimating AU$22 per which equates to US$16 at current exchange rate. It's 200ASA. If it was 64 as was the original film I used, I think it would be dearer perhaps

    (Going completely off topic, I spotted a new old stock gold Rolleiflex GX f2.8 today. I was two feet away from it. It was displayed in a the musty camera museum section of an antique shop, in it's new looking wooden box lined with still mint blue silk type material. Strap was there as well. Nice find but not for sale unfortunately)
     
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  2. B&H's pricing seems all over the place these days, but Freestyle runs $10-12/roll for Fuji emulsions, and in the recent past B&H has been at about the same price.

    I think Kodak is going to have an uphill battle if they can't make that price point, so that's what I'm expecting for the new Ektachrome.

    Also, where are you seeing ASA 200? Everything I've seen has referenced an ASA 100, and the beta rolls I've seen are labeled "E100"
     
  3. Vincent Peri

    Vincent Peri Metairie, LA

    I'm not sure if it was here on photo.net or on another forum, but I saw some sample photos of Ektachrome 200 on 120 film earlier this week. I don't recall seeing a date on the photos, so who knows when they were taken.

    I agree with Ben... the new Ektachrome is ISO 100.
     
  4. Silent Street

    Silent Street Silent Street Photography AUS

    There is no Ektachrome 200. Likely another spurious urban myth circulating on the internet of everything. At this time it is just plain old unremarkable Ektachrome 100 in the nursery format of 35mm — hardly the stuff to wager a market stampede. What happens next?

    Like any E6 film Ektachrome can be boosted or reduced by EI alone for subtle effects on exposure either with or wiithout push/pull processing. I think rating IS0100 film at EI200 would be drawing a long bow without significant changes in processing and an attendant compromise in rendering, but it is certainly worth a try. A couple of samples of this was shown on the Instagram feed of KodakProfessional with 1 stop over/under exposures which clearly showed the film does not cope well with uncorrected over/under exposure, but much better with 0.5 or 0.3 step revisions.

    For Kodak to get a leg up over Fuji-san's stalwart E6 offerings, it will need to do much better than the current c.AUD$26.00 for a 35mm roll of Provia 100F, and I really cannot see Kodak doing this given the cost of development of the emulsion.
     
  5. Read as I lovingly caress my one frozen pro-pack of E100GX 220...

    Ektar 100 was only initially available in 35mm also, and now is available in sizes up to 8x10. We can only hope that Kodak will, in time, get to at least 120 with E100.

    220 would be great, but might be asking for too much :)
     
  6. Silent Street

    Silent Street Silent Street Photography AUS

    A pressing interest at this time is how the market will receive Kodak's Ektachrome 100, in 35mm, when it is formally introduced. What is Kodak hoping to learn from 35mm Ektachrome? That a market of sorts — any sorts, still exists for 35mm slide film? Does that need proving in view of present offerings from Fuji?

    The beta-testing release tells the market nothing about future events, but I agree things would have been very, very different in the beta-test was sent out in 35mm and 120 at the very least. As things stand, professionals are not that plentiful using 35mm slide film; there are more though using 120 and 4x5 and printing from these formats, not projecting.

    I have 3 rolls of deep frozen E100VS from 2004, left over from when I reviewed this film in 2003. The chief gripe experienced was the difficulty in printing to Ilfochrome Classic.
     
  7. My mistake Ben, it's ASA 100

    Be nice if it was 64 though
     
  8. Market research is mandatory for any new venture, in this case the reintroduction of Ektachrome. From the sales and money spent on film cameras and film still continuing, Kodak Alaris may have reasoned from their market research that 35mm was the way to go for the time being. What I believe they should do also is make E6 developing kits for home developing of the new Ektachrome
     
  9. Silent Street

    Silent Street Silent Street Photography AUS

    The Tetenal E6 kit fine for home use. None of the beta test rolls have gone through anything other than stock standard E6 processing, whether home or commercial.
     
  10. Silent Street

    Silent Street Silent Street Photography AUS

    EI64 is 0.6 stop back from ISO100. Easily managed without need for 64.
     
  11. ISO rounds to the nearest 1/3 stop.
     

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