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January 6, 2017

Kodak Ektachrome returns

We have members of our community discussing the return of a favorite film.
That's right.
Specifically, Kodak Ektachrome positive film.
To understand the excitement, we need a quick history lesson.

Kodak-DCS100.jpgHow many of our community members recall the Kodak DCS 100?

It was a Nikon F3 camera with no need for film, thanks to Kodak's entry into digital media.

In 1991 this camera debuted commercially at a price tag of close to $20,000 (USD). Some variations soared past $25,000.

It featured an amazing 1.3 megapixels and is recognized as one of the first true digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras.

Many DCS models emerged from that milestone camera, including version by Canon and Hasselblad (to name a few).

The good news was it led to the mainstreaming of digital photography. The sad news was it led to the virtual demise of mainstream film photography.
Kodak, known for nearly a century as the industry leader in film technology, had helped make their bread and butter film business dwindle.

Kodak-Ektachrome-_new_325.jpgOf course we still have many photographers embracing film technology, and new fans of the analog method emerging every year.
Now, we see the results of that new trend.

Kodak Alaris has announced the reintroduction of the iconic KODAK Ektachrome Film for professional and enthusiast photographers later this year.

The new Ektachrome film will support 135-36x camera formats and be available in fourth quarter 2017.

If you are already dusting off your film cameras, join the discussion here.

Posted by flashdeadline at January 6, 2017 3:46 PM

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