Kodak to Discontinue Ektachromre and Elite Chrome Extra Color Films

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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.

Credits: cmcarterss, isabel_mebarak, dreamseller & lilybzzzz

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.

Credits: pearlsgirl & sp1rt

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.

Credits: slumbrnghok & mateja

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.

written by soundfoodaround on 2012-03-02 in #news #kodak #100-asa #elite-chrome #ektachrome #discontinued

34 Comments

  1. guitarleo
    guitarleo ·

    I don't like this........

  2. guitarleo
    guitarleo ·

    I don't like this........

  3. pinkpix
    pinkpix ·

    poop

  4. cshmla
    cshmla ·

    Damn that Sux

  5. welland
    welland ·

    Genuinely gutted I have just ordered 20 rolls

  6. neua
    neua ·

    )': tears

  7. yapfl
    yapfl ·

    whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  8. domo-guy
    domo-guy ·

    I find that these few years lots of things are dying more frequently...

  9. martubailey
    martubailey ·

    ...so sad, I have one loaded right now on my Smena and three sotraged, I will treasue those

  10. phoenix1206
    phoenix1206 ·

    don't take away ebx!!

  11. simonh82
    simonh82 ·

    Sad news, but the writing was on the wall when the killed off Elitechrome EB even before they filed for bankruptcy. It is a shame to see any films go, but I hope they will be able to concentrate on their amazing colour negatives and B&W films now. Fuji make some superb slide films which are generally a lot cheaper than the Kodak offering, although how long that will last when they are a near monopoly I don't know.

  12. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    I'm sooo happy I have them at home! :)

  13. mateja
    mateja ·

    Noooo, not my favourite film (EBX) :(:(:(

  14. soundfoodaround
    soundfoodaround ·

    "Due to a steady decrease in sales and customer usage" - it seems, as evidenced by the comments here and our social media platforms, that there are still quite a number of people who use and buy the films! It's up to us to determine the future of analogue, and as long as there's interest (and there is from what I've witnessed) it looks to be positive ;)

  15. mateja
    mateja ·

    And Thank you for posting my photos :)

  16. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    Amazing pics but a very sad news for film lovers :(

  17. coolbober
    coolbober ·

    mediocre film
    no one uses it

  18. leojack
    leojack ·

    Can't we write in to Kodak begging them not to discontinue the EBX?

  19. cwyeung
    cwyeung ·

    I person, I letter.
    Email to: customerrelations@kodak.com
    tell Kodak don't commit suicide!!!!

    And surely my last words to Kodak if they don't listen to customers need:
    www.lomography.com/homes/cwyeung/blog/49090-kodak-please-do…
    (Lomography Online don't approve the publish of this article, I can just let more people know in this way)

  20. cwyeung
    cwyeung ·

    @soundfoodaround they always use the same excuse. Even on the most favorite EB3. Don't believe their lies.

  21. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    I haven't try E100VS & E100G =( One of lomographer in my hometown luckily found E100VS expired with the most cheapest price ever ($ 1) in Pasar Baru, Jakarta, Indonesia =D

  22. didjitalsin
    didjitalsin ·

    JUST DON'T KILL WHAT WE LOVE AND WHAT WE USE AND NEED, DON'T TAKE IT AWAY FROM US !!!!!!!!!!.... i bet million people still using it, dear KODAK, u just don't have a clue but maybe you do, so.... look at us then, we're the customer

  23. kuryzu
    kuryzu ·

    Sadly truth :(

  24. gabysalas
    gabysalas ·

    @All: Although we are sad to hear of this latest news from Kodak, we want to make sure you all know that Lomography is committed to keeping film alive! We are constantly searching for new emulsions and bringing you new and classic films. All is not lost! We appreciate the community and your support and are proud to keep film and analogue photography alive with your help!

  25. trw
    trw ·

    A very sad day. :-( E100VS is an amazing film and the color pop it gives when crossed is amazing!

  26. dazb
    dazb ·

    Does this mean the end of the current Lomo X-Pro Chrome 100 film too?...

  27. soundfoodaround
    soundfoodaround ·

    @dazb. No, Lomography's X-Pro Chrome 100 won't be discontinued. We hope everyone won't let this sad news affect them too much. Go out, and take photos with the array of films available, and keep living the analogue life!

  28. guinastrapazi
    guinastrapazi ·

    damn that sux :((
    LSI should get the formula for it!!

  29. syzygy
    syzygy ·

    noooooooooo!!!!! As if buying it wasn't on the pricey side already :(

  30. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    I'm sad.

  31. radiactive
    radiactive ·

    Well, at least we will always have Lomography films!

  32. soundfoodaround
    soundfoodaround ·

    @radiactive. That's right :)

  33. dudizm
    dudizm ·

    Real Bummer , the 100 vs is one of my favorit film with the EBX. I used dozens of them.
    The last ones in the market are going to be expensive to get now!

  34. ctephen
    ctephen ·

    Lucky I do stock up wohooo... https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150548334656699&a… If you are stay in Indonesia I can share it...

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