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Maurice Leakey
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In the early 70s I used Ektachrome 160A which was a fast film designed to be shot indoors without any extra lighting in an XL (available light) Super 8 camera.

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Robert Crewdson
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Maybe you are thinking about the old Ektachrome 160 Osi. I didn't like it either; very grainy, but it was all we had for low light conditions before Agfa brought out their 160ASA film. I shot one roll of Ektachrome not long before it was discontinued, and I was very happy with that: the colours looked natural.

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Brian Fretwell
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I wonder if the old Ektachrome was grainy because it was before Kodak developed the so-called T-Grain emulsions and they didn't upgrade it.

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Robert Crewdson
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Agfachrome was grainy, but had good colour. Peruchrome, I found as fine grain as Kodachrome, and more natural colour.

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Daniel Macarone
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 - posted September 27, 2018 02:51 PM      Profile for Daniel Macarone   Author's Homepage   Email Daniel Macarone   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I plan to buy at least 15 rolls.
2 questions:
1. Do you think pre-orders will sell out fast?
2. Could the formula for the film stock change after Kodak starts selling the film?

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Dominique De Bast
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It seems that Ektachrome is still not available although today is the 1st October.

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Bruno Heughebaert
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new ektachrome trailer

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Dominique De Bast
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$ 39.99 is the price found in Kodak's price list. It will more than probably be more expensive in Europe but so far it doesn't seem to be for sale on the website, yet (maybe it's already available directly from Kodak through an e-mail order ?)

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Steve Klare
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About ten years ago Kodak sold K-40 with processing for about $13.50 a cartridge.

I'm not saying I won't buy film at this price, but definitely not in packages of ten like I did back then.

I'm watching B&H in Manhattan: they were the last dealer in the US to get deliveries of 100D the last time. It showed up, I bought about 8 cartridges, and a half hour later it was sold out.

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Dominique De Bast
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Update : it's a "US orders only" sale on Kodak's site. I wonder why but that explains why it's not available (here) although it was announced for the 1st October. It will probably be available later in Europe.

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Bill Phelps
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I am a bit shook by the price....I wasn't expecting it to be $40 a cartridge. To be honest that has just about emptied my enthusiasm for the new film. I'll just use the old stuff I have in the freezer. [Frown]

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Daniel Macarone
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If a lab sells the film with processing included, it might be a better deal.

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Bill Phelps
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I didn't see any indication that processing was included but that would help. I was figuring about $15 a cart so $40 makes it unrealistic to start using again for me anyway....what a bummer.

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Simon McConway
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You’ll still be appreciating the images on film long after you have forgotten the cost. Think about the value rather than the cost.

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Rob Young.
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Oh wow...so about £30.00 plus £18.00 processing and then postage.

About £50.00 then for 3 minutes 40 seconds (or 2 minutes 20 seconds at 24 fps).

Certainly something to think about...

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Dominique De Bast
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Rob, think about the fact that there is a new production of super 8 films un 2018. It's not about 3:20 or 2:40 minutes, it's about a kind of miracle.

Bill, of course, it's not cheap but I don't think $ 15 was a realistic price to expect. Unfortunately.

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Bill Phelps
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Yeah I have not bought new film for a while....I'm just disappointed. We pay for R & D. Back at the end of Kodachrome and 64 I was paying $15 for a new cart. I am happy that new film is available but for me to film and have ONE cartridge to project is gonna be about $60....I was gonna buy 10 carts....that's $600. As Rob said....I'll have to think about that. 30 min of footage. Makes any of the new releases a bargain for sure!

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Steve Klare
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A cartridge of Tri-X is running about $33 at B&H.

Basically what it comes down to for me is if I come up with some really great project, I'll buy as much film as I need to do it. I won't develop a stash like I used to and burn it off as I get ideas.

A somewhat ditzy visitor once asked my wife "Why do you keep so much cheese in your refrigerator?"

That "cheese" was all Kodak!

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Bill Phelps
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I won't be stashing the freezer this time around. But yes if a project comes about I'll buy some....maybe. [Smile]

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Graham Ritchie
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Nice results [Cool]

https://vimeo.com/292086472

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Maurice Leakey
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Looks a lot like Kodachrome.

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Simon McConway
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Well worth every penny if that’s the quality!

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Rob Young.
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I do kind of get this if the intention is to project it on a large screen, like us mad lot do. [Big Grin]

But I really do hope there is a wider sustainable market for it at this price.

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Kevin Bourret
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I'm new in the world of 8mm but it is very intriguing.
I shot my first cartridge last week of 200T and waiting for it to be processed and scan. Once i got the confirmation that my film is good, meaning that my camera is also working then for sure i will try one ektachrome.

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Dominique De Bast
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Still not available in Europe. Does any American member knows how the sales are going in the US ? Is it a success ? Is it too early to tell ?

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