Kodak announced yesterday that they are discontinuing their Ektachrome E100G, Ektachrome E100VS and Elite Chrome Extra Color 100 films. As was stated in an official press release on their website, the decision is "due to a steady decrease in sales and customer usage, combined with highly complex product formulation and manufacturing processes".
In light of this news, we wanted to alert Lomographers on just how long existing stocks of these 3 Kodak films will be available. Their press release states:
“We estimate that, based on current sales pace, supplies of these films are expected to be available in the market for the next six to nine months; however, inventories may run out before then, depending on demand”.
While this is by no means good news at least there’s still a chance to stock up on these films, should they be your favorites. Also, it’s a chance for those who’ve never experimented with the films, to do so. Also, you can have a sigh of relief as the Kodak Professional Color Negative Films, Kodak Professional Black and White Films remain in production and unaffected.
But rest assured Lomographers, this is not the end of analogue photography. Lomography is dedicated to analogue and will continue to produce film !
Kodak Ektachrome E 100G
The Kodak Ektachrome E 100G is good for “natural skin tones and virtually grainless images” and is available in our shop.
Kodak Ektachrome E100VS
Kodak recommends this transparency film for “vivid, saturated color” as shown in the gallery below. It too is available in our shop.
ELITE Chrome Extra Color 100
And, finally for image vibrancy and high color saturation, there’s the ELITE Chrome Extra Color. Be sure to check out our galleries of photos taken on Kodak Professional films.
For more information, you can read the official press release here.
Kodak Ektachrome E 100G 35mm is one hi-tech transparency player. High-efficiency T-Grain emulsion crystals mean that when blown up you can barely detect any grain. Kodak’s amplifying system controls and enhances colour rendition and its advanced emulsion sensitization ensures perky whites and sharper shots. See the whole range of colour slides in our Shop.
Kodak Ektachrome E 100VS 35mm delivers vividness and drama. Despite being colour balanced for both natural light and flash the 100VS holds a secret. Even in dull, low-light conditions, its inbuilt saturation cranks up the colour in development, with surprisingly favourable results. See the whole range of colour slides in our Shop.