Kodak to Discontinue BW400CN Film

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Yet another piece of unfortunate news makes its way to our feed today as Kodak Alaris announces the halting of the production of its BW400CN film stock.

Photo via Petapixel

In a discontinuation notice issued last August 14, the company explained that this move was “due to a steady decline in sales and customer usage.” Photographers would still be able to get their hands on this film stock, as there’s supposedly enough in the market to last “for up to six months, depending on demand.”

“We empathize with the Pro photographers and consumers who use and love this film, but given the significant minimum order quantity necessary to coat more product combined with the very small customer demand, it is a decision we have to made,” Kodak Alaris elaborated.

The BW400CN film has been popular among analogue shooters for its sharp, fine grained photos conveniently processed in C-41. To close this news feature, here are a few photographs taken using the BW400CN by our community members:

Credits: paulm99, clickiemcpete, atria007, fanny_wu, susielomovitz, amikamerami, the_dude_abides, mylatehope & daitita

All information in this article were sourced from Kodak via Petapixel.

written by chooolss on 2014-08-23 in #news #kodak #kodak-alaris #discontinuation #kodak-bw400cn #35mm-films #c-41

4 Comments

  1. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    A fine grain film, very hard to print with an enlarger (the reddish mask is always a problem). But a pity to lost it

  2. roxyvonschlotterstein
    roxyvonschlotterstein ·

    It's one of my favourites, what a pity.

  3. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    :((

  4. zorki
    zorki ·

    -.-

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