Prepare for the Big Comeback of Kodak Ektachrome

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Film photographers rejoice! The classic Kodak Professional Ektachrome is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2017 according to Kodak Alaris, an independent company. The films will be produced in its film factory in Rochester, New York.

According to the Independent company Kodak Alaris, the resurgence of popularity in analog photography was reason for the comeback. They will also produce a 135-36x format of the Ektachrome.

“The film, known for its extremely fine grain, clean colors, great tones and contrasts, became iconic in no small part due the extensive use of slide film by National Geographic Magazine over several decades.” said Kodak Alaris.

The Ektachrome is a reversal film (a color positive film, also known as "transparency" or "slide"), using E6 development process, an ideal for high-resolution projection or presentations, printing and scanning in the professional scale. The Ektachrome is distinct for its cinematic and distinct look -- fine grain, clean colors, great tones and contrasts. The film will also be available for motion picture.

“We are seeing a broad resurgence of excitement about capturing images on film. Kodak is committed to continuing to manufacture film as an irreplaceable medium for image creators to capture their artistic vision. We are proud to help bring back this classic.” said Steve Overman, Kodak's chief marketing officer and president of the Consumer & Film Division.

While we await the Ektachrome for its comeback, take a look at these photographs taken with the Ektachrome in the Lomographic fashion.

Credits: anarchy, lawypop, paramir, hervinsyah, boredbone, cocaneonkamerasutra, suizidekid, emkei, sumlom, vici & icuresick

Image of the Kodak Professional Ektachrome logo is from the press kit.

2017-01-06 #culture #news #ektachrome #color-reversal-film #film-photography #kodak-professional-ektachrome

14 Comments

  1. antoniocampofreddo
    antoniocampofreddo ·

    This is a very good news !!

  2. schugger
    schugger ·

    Fantastic!!! Can't wait to order some rolls!!

  3. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    GREAT news!

  4. frenchyfyl
    frenchyfyl ·

    YEAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

  5. wesco
    wesco ·

    Wow, this is awesome! Initially only in 35 mm and Super8, but hopefully in other formats also later on. I shot this a few years ago on expired Ektachrome 64T (120 format): https://www.lomography.com/homes/wesco/albums/2022066-lefka…

  6. theblues
    theblues ·

    we are reaaaadyyyyy!!!

  7. stouf
    stouf ·

    Wonderful! A bit vague though, which Ektachrome?

  8. upstart_thunder
    upstart_thunder ·

    THIS IS SO EXCITING!!!!!!!! My favorite film!!

  9. wesco
    wesco ·

    @Stouf: I think they will start with one 100 iso general purpose (daylight) film, as pictured in the announcement. So it might be a slightly new variant from the older 100G, 100VS etc. versions, to be able to use the same coating for 35mm and Super8.

  10. reka_s
    reka_s ·

    This is wonderful news! As someone who got into analog photography after Kodak stopped making the original Ektachrome, I just can't wait to shoot a fresh roll of it for the first time in my life! :)

  11. crismiranda
    crismiranda ·

    Great news!

  12. zhenyaetoya
    zhenyaetoya ·

    what a twist:D

  13. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    thanks for put one of my photo & heaven yeah I really wanna e6 it \m/

  14. zorki
    zorki ·

    !!!

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