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Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on September 25, 2018, 07:16 AM:
 
https://www.kodak.com/GB/en//motion/products/production/ektachrome/default.htm
 
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on September 25, 2018, 08:21 AM:
 
What a great new ! Kodak promised it for the Autumn, well they kept their word.
 
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on September 25, 2018, 08:46 AM:
 
What's funny is I have about 5 rolls of 100D in my fridge which I could have made a lot of money selling because there is no new color reversal available.

-I'm happier it's turned out this way: I'd really rather just shoot some movies!
 
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on September 25, 2018, 09:09 AM:
 
Wonderful news, I can't wait to get my first roll and try it out in my Chinon S8 camera. Kodak sure kicked Ferrania's butt on this one!
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on September 25, 2018, 10:54 AM:
 
Well, if the Ektachrome is very "fine grain" (as the website states), then I might just jump aboard, but I shot with the original Ektachrome many years back and founf it to be fairly grainy, especially in comparison to kodachrome.
 
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on September 25, 2018, 11:15 AM:
 
The 100D I have is very fine grain. I project it about 50x70" and it looks really nice. Maybe it's not Kodachrome fine grain, but it's pretty close.

I have one film I shot with 64T about 10 years ago and while the colors are nice, the graininess interferes with the sharpness: faces don't have to be too small in frame before their features lose distinctiveness, when they get closer they look much better.

As much as I enjoy black and white, it will be nice to get back to color again!
 
Posted by Rob Young. (Member # 131) on September 25, 2018, 12:58 PM:
 
Nothing beats Kodachrome; technically it can't.

64T was awful.

In fact, most older Ektachrome super 8 wasn't great.

That said, Kodak's last 100D Ektachrome was very nice indeed.

Colours were artificial, but in a pleasing way, and grain was minimum.

I was just getting to grips with this stock when they pulled the plug...

This is all great news and I really hope it is reality.

However, cost is an issue, and lab development is not what it used to be...running it through a camera is one thing...getting it developed is now, sadly, a challenge.

Perhaps Kodak may wish to address this issue here in the UK and Europe as part of the new launch?

If there are any companies in the UK willing to provide Kodak's new stock with processing, and a price, now is the time...

I will buy into this, but Kodak needs to be very clear on it's global marketing and customer support strategy...

Kodak, are you listening? Give us clear information. You have potential customers.
 
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on September 25, 2018, 01:22 PM:
 
Great news and what I have read elsewhere the film quality is really good. Will order some slide film as soon as its available as I am looking forward to using my old Canon FTB [Cool]

However I will certainly look into taking some Super 8 film, just a couple of rolls to start with and see how it works out. I would like to try it out, on a still going Canon 1014 that I picked up a few years back [Cool] [Smile]

PS I agree with you Rob regarding 64T, last week I gave 200ft of developed 64T for a transfer to DVD so it will be interesting to see how that comes out and will post those results soon, but this new film should be a huge improvement.
 
Posted by Rob Young. (Member # 131) on September 25, 2018, 01:33 PM:
 
I agree, Graham, that this is great news, but once it has run through the camera, what then?

Things aren't wot they used to be! [Confused]

Who will process this in the UK?

And at what cost?
 
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on September 25, 2018, 01:43 PM:
 
I think the Super8 film will be getting developed at a new lab in New York, plus we have Nano Lab in Australia that still do Super 8 film. I had some 64T developed at Nano a year or so ago.

I will be keeping eye on a chap in Spain on Facebook who was testing it for Kodak and is a real enthusiast in all things Super 8 including projecting.
 
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on September 25, 2018, 01:50 PM:
 
It says 100D. Is this just for daylight use?
 
Posted by Rob Young. (Member # 131) on September 25, 2018, 01:50 PM:
 
Thanks Graham, as you know, Ektachrome development was a fairly standard lab process a few years back, unlike Kodachrome.

But now we struggle to find any kind of photo-chemical lab in the UK.

I'd really like to shoot with the new 100D...

EDIT: Maurice, no, it is 100 ASA daylight balanced (5600K). But can be used with "old school" tungsten 3200K light sources (ie. warm artificial light source) with a Wratten 80A filter, giving a faster film stock than old Kodachrome and colour correcting in the process to some degree, depending upon the light source.

https://www.kodak.com/uploadedFiles/Consumer/Products/Film/Ektach rome/Technical-data-7294-EKTACHROME-100D.pdf

Oddly, you need to set an old super 8 camera to the tungsten or light bulb setting for D film. This removes the Wratten 85 filter which used to colour correct Kodachrome 40 type A (3200K balanced) tungsten balance to daylight 5600K.
 
Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on September 25, 2018, 02:48 PM:
 
Rob,

Try using John Salim. Ive used the services to develop some 9.5mm film and results were excellent. He even sends you a email telling you what the film came out like. He even takes Paypal. Not used him for Super 8 but I will do.

https://www.johnsalimphotographic.co.uk/

Graham S
 
Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on September 25, 2018, 03:10 PM:
 
I too use John Salim. His customer service is exceptional. He’s processed jammed cartridges and everything! Highly recommended.
 
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on September 25, 2018, 03:43 PM:
 
Sad that John Salim doesn't process black and white 9.5 films...
 
Posted by Daniel Macarone (Member # 5102) on September 25, 2018, 04:24 PM:
 
I'm very glad, because I shot my last roll a few months ago and I've been looking for updates on this all the time.
 
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on September 25, 2018, 04:49 PM:
 
Will Dwayne's in the USA process the super 8 film?
 
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on September 25, 2018, 06:55 PM:
 
I‘d say so: their website says they are processing 100D.

I’ve been going with them since Kodachrome days: I had 4 rolls in that last batch!

It would be nice if they sold pre-paid mailers again: getting the film mailed off to the lab is a pain!

(Entire feature films have been made while I got around to mailing exposed cartridges to the lab more than a few times!)
 
Posted by Bryan Chernick (Member # 1998) on September 25, 2018, 11:45 PM:
 
Dwayne’s processes Super 8, Regular 8mm and 16mm. I just got a roll of Regular 8mm E100D back from them a few weeks ago. I read somewhere that Kodak will be providing unperforated 16mm for other firms to make Regular 8mm. I’m sure Wittner Cinitec will be making some.

I just pre-ordered two rolls of 35mm Ektachrome from Freestyle Photo, it’s supposed to ship in a few weeks.
 
Posted by Rob Young. (Member # 131) on September 26, 2018, 04:59 AM:
 
Thanks guys for the John Salim link - not cheap but glad he's there.
 
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on September 26, 2018, 06:11 AM:
 
quote:
Set an older Super 8 camera to Tungsten as this will remove the 85 filter which used to convert Kodachrome A
Rob offered the above advice. Will the older cameras acknowledge the notch of the new Ektachrome 100D cartridge?
 
Posted by Rob Young. (Member # 131) on September 26, 2018, 07:40 AM:
 
Maurice, this is useful;

http://super8wiki.com/index.php/Super_8_EKTACHROME_100D_motion_picture_film_exposed_in_old_cameras

I last ran Ektachrome 100D in a camera which acknowledged it as 40 ASA. It looked ok, slightly over exposed but ok.

On a bright sunny day, however, the camera iris was closed right down and started to flicker, so for very bright days a neutral density filter would be the solution.
 
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on September 26, 2018, 09:55 AM:
 
I called Dwayne's this morning and they confirmed that they will be processing the new Kodak super 8 Ektachrome 100D. They also plan on stocking it for sale.
 
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on September 26, 2018, 10:00 AM:
 
Thank you, Rob.
I'm sure that the owners of the more basic cameras will be interested in your link.
However, if I ever get my camera out I don't need to worry because it's a Russian Zenit Quarz 1x8S-2 bought from the Widescreen Centre some twenty years ago.
http://zenitquarzcameras.blogspot.com/
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on September 26, 2018, 11:30 AM:
 
Maybe I had that earlier Ektachrome that was really grainey. It's possible. It's been so long that i have no idea as to what "generation" of Ektachrome it was.

Yep! Nothing beats Kodachrome!!! [Smile]
 
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on September 26, 2018, 01:53 PM:
 
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.
 
Posted by Robert Crewdson (Member # 3790) on September 26, 2018, 02:14 PM:
 
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.
 
Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on September 26, 2018, 03:12 PM:
 
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.
 
Posted by Robert Crewdson (Member # 3790) on September 26, 2018, 03:54 PM:
 
Agfachrome was grainy, but had good colour. Peruchrome, I found as fine grain as Kodachrome, and more natural colour.
 
Posted by Daniel Macarone (Member # 5102) on September 27, 2018, 02:51 PM:
 
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?
 
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on October 01, 2018, 12:54 PM:
 
It seems that Ektachrome is still not available although today is the 1st October.
 
Posted by Bruno Heughebaert (Member # 2756) on October 02, 2018, 03:28 AM:
 
new ektachrome trailer
 
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on October 02, 2018, 03:58 AM:
 
$ 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 ?)
 
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on October 02, 2018, 08:30 AM:
 
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.
 
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on October 02, 2018, 10:41 AM:
 
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.
 
Posted by Bill Phelps (Member # 1431) on October 02, 2018, 05:24 PM:
 
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]
 
Posted by Daniel Macarone (Member # 5102) on October 02, 2018, 08:41 PM:
 
If a lab sells the film with processing included, it might be a better deal.
 
Posted by Bill Phelps (Member # 1431) on October 02, 2018, 08:51 PM:
 
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.
 
Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on October 03, 2018, 12:41 AM:
 
You’ll still be appreciating the images on film long after you have forgotten the cost. Think about the value rather than the cost.
 
Posted by Rob Young. (Member # 131) on October 03, 2018, 04:52 AM:
 
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...
 
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on October 03, 2018, 07:01 AM:
 
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.
 
Posted by Bill Phelps (Member # 1431) on October 03, 2018, 09:55 AM:
 
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!
 
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on October 03, 2018, 10:24 AM:
 
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!
 
Posted by Bill Phelps (Member # 1431) on October 03, 2018, 11:07 AM:
 
I won't be stashing the freezer this time around. But yes if a project comes about I'll buy some....maybe. [Smile]
 
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on October 03, 2018, 01:37 PM:
 
Nice results [Cool]

https://vimeo.com/292086472
 
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on October 03, 2018, 02:41 PM:
 
Looks a lot like Kodachrome.
 
Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on October 03, 2018, 03:38 PM:
 
Well worth every penny if that’s the quality!
 
Posted by Rob Young. (Member # 131) on October 04, 2018, 02:11 PM:
 
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.
 
Posted by Kevin Bourret (Member # 6643) on October 04, 2018, 03:34 PM:
 
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.
 
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on October 05, 2018, 06:24 AM:
 
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 ?
 
Posted by Shane C. Collins (Member # 5641) on October 05, 2018, 06:15 PM:
 
I ordered a roll of Ektachrome earlier in the week and it arrived from the Kodak store yesterday. If you visit this link you will see that 100D is on back order. https://www.kodak.com/web/product/index?id=5233761800
With that in mind I'd say the film is selling quite well. Or at least that's how I see it with the back order in place.
 
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on October 05, 2018, 06:34 PM:
 
Thanks for your answer, Shane. Europe will probaby have to wait for a while...
 
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on October 07, 2018, 03:22 AM:
 
I could reach Kodak's order page but it's still "US only". I noticed that orders are limited to 5 cartriges per customer and it seems that the first batch is still sold out so that's maybe a good new regarding the interest for super 8.
 
Posted by Shane C. Collins (Member # 5641) on October 07, 2018, 10:13 AM:
 
I would assume Kodak set the 5 carts per order so more people here in the US could buy some during it's first week of release. A day or so after I bought a cart it was on back order. Let's hope the price comes down a bit after this first round. The film has been heavily promoted so I'm not surprised it sold out so fast. Would be interesting to know how many carts were produced in that first batch.
 
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on October 16, 2018, 01:37 AM:
 
Folks look at this for quality [Cool]

https://vimeo.com/295298303
 
Posted by Robert Crewdson (Member # 3790) on October 16, 2018, 02:52 AM:
 
The colour looks natural.
 
Posted by Rob Young. (Member # 131) on October 16, 2018, 04:03 AM:
 
Looks good!
 
Posted by Rob Young. (Member # 131) on October 16, 2018, 04:03 AM:
 
Looks good!
 
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on October 17, 2018, 02:54 PM:
 
Fellow forum member Pat and Larry from VideoStation called in yesterday with some Super 8 film transfer that was taken at the cinema. The original film was shot on Ektachrome 64T. The quality of the original film is not that great, however Larry did a really good video transfer, considering the source.

I did an edit on "Moviemaker" last night and added some copyright free music to it.... this is the results [Smile]

https://youtu.be/MdODc7bBeBQ
 
Posted by James Romero (Member # 2181) on October 17, 2018, 09:08 PM:
 
Film Forever MPE now carries not only Ektachrome 100D but also 35mm E100 Slide Film. They also have the processing for their customers lined up. So color reversal film is back!

Here are the links for those interested:

Ektachrome 100D Super 8mm
Ektachrome 100D Processing
E100 35mm Color Reversal Slide Film
 
Posted by James Romero (Member # 2181) on October 17, 2018, 09:09 PM:
 
Film Forever MPE now carries not only Ektachrome 100D but also 35mm E100 Slide Film. They also have the processing for their customers lined up. So color reversal film is back!

Here are the links for those interested:

Ektachrome 100D Super 8mm
Ektachrome 100D Processing
E100 35mm Color Reversal Slide Film
 
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on October 18, 2018, 03:31 AM:
 
With summer just round the corner I hope at the very least to get a couple of rolls of this slide film for my Canon FTB.

Its been about four years now since I last took Kodak film, and certainly looking forward to seeing the results.

By the way, apart from the not so good quality of the film I took, I also had the opportunity to include around 50 min on a 800ft reel of home movies of the Commonwealth 1974 games, that were found in a box at the heritage park I doubt have never seen daylight since they were first taken. It took me a while to join all the 50ft reels in some sort of order, but the results of the transfer so far looks great.

A lot of interesting history captured in excellent color footage....by the way remember when you used to get film transferred to VHS.. well this is how it came yesterday... [Cool]
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Da.. Da.... [Cool] amazing eh!
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Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on October 18, 2018, 03:49 AM:
 
Still not available in Europe. The American company "Film Forever" charges $ 60 to ship a super 8 cartrige to Belgium. More expensive than the film itself !
 
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on October 18, 2018, 07:31 PM:
 
I heard from Dwayne's today. They say that they are trying to stock up on the new Super 8 Ektachrome, and they will definitely be providing processing for it.
 
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on October 20, 2018, 01:43 AM:
 
That's a crazy price Dominique and that's just for postage [Eek!] I will check things out here in NZ very soon and get back to you [Smile]
 
Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on October 25, 2018, 07:48 AM:
 
I now have my first roll of the E100 Ektachrome slide film (arrived just now), so will shoot that over coming days! I now await the Super 8 version, hopefully arriving with UK dealers soon...

Ferannia film were beaten by Kodak who pulled this project off in about 18 months. Ferannia have taken over four years and we who crowd-funded it have nothing. Shame on you Ferannia. You ain't heard the last of this though...
 
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on October 25, 2018, 12:08 PM:
 
Simon, I feel sorry for everyone who contributed money to Ferrania - they deserved better. Seems to me that Ferrania just took the money and ran.
 
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on October 26, 2018, 03:47 AM:
 
Still waiting for the slide film to arrive here....
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[Smile]
 
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on October 26, 2018, 01:13 PM:
 
Wittner's price will be €60, processing not included. http://www.wittnercinetec.com/epages/WittnerCinetec-Super8-16mm-Film.sf/en_GB/?ViewObjectPath=%2FShops%2FWittnerCinetec-Super8-16mm-Film%2FProducts%2F1601 Hopefully, other sources will be cheaper.
 
Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on October 29, 2018, 10:23 AM:
 
Have just bought some at Frame 24. This will be shown at Blackpool this year.
 
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on October 29, 2018, 11:09 AM:
 
Great, Simon !
 
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on October 30, 2018, 03:33 AM:
 
£45, plus VAT.
https://www.frame24.co.uk/online-store/KODAK-EKTACHROME-100D-Color-Reversal -Film-Super-8-p121569074
 
Posted by Mark Todd (Member # 96) on October 30, 2018, 04:38 AM:
 
Well sadly thats me priced out.

Once you`ve added postage`s and developing etc.

Best Mark.
 
Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on October 30, 2018, 04:54 AM:
 
Moving forward, I’m certain dealers will be selling for less.

These were the first dealers to sell it here in the UK.

But there is cost and value. The film is costly, but the value of having images on film forever. Priceless.
 
Posted by Mark Todd (Member # 96) on October 30, 2018, 05:01 AM:
 
I agree Simon, but once over £50 all in and possibly very well over there has to be some coffee smelling.

Saying that we don`t do a lot of that in the cine world.

Best Mark.
 
Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on October 30, 2018, 05:25 AM:
 
Once other dealers stock it then you’ll see the price drop. Are you coming to Blackpool Mark to see the results?
 
Posted by Mark Todd (Member # 96) on October 30, 2018, 05:30 AM:
 
Is there some being shown Simon ?

If my son can sort things with work,we are hopefully coming.

Best Mark.
 
Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on October 30, 2018, 05:32 AM:
 
Yes Mark. The reel of film being spoken about here will be shown there.
 
Posted by Mark Todd (Member # 96) on October 30, 2018, 05:46 AM:
 
Where are you getting it processed Simon.

Be great to see it if you can get it done in time.

Best Mark.
 
Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on October 30, 2018, 05:52 AM:
 
John Salim will process it. Without doubt it’ll be ready in time as he is UK based.

Buying direct from Kodak USA by the way, brings it to £31 per film without shipping.
 
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on October 30, 2018, 07:11 AM:
 
But, that American value of £31 will surely attract import VAT and the Royal Mail handling charge, plus of course, the postage.
 
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on October 30, 2018, 08:14 AM:
 
I'm impatient to see your film, Simon [Smile]
 
Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on October 31, 2018, 08:54 AM:
 
Even at those prices, they have sold out. On Monday they had 26 in stock, now all gone.
 
Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on November 22, 2018, 12:11 PM:
 
I'm very surprised that no-one has yet commented of Simon's film on this new emulsion shown at Blackpool, perhaps the other sad news has taken it off people's minds, I had mine until now.

The film shot on both cloudy and sunny weather mainly in Newcastle was to me a very good preview of what this film can do from where I was sitting (not near the front) the grain looked fine and the exposure very good. Many thanks to him for getting this done in time for us all to see.

Anyone else like to conmment
 
Posted by David Watson (Member # 3614) on November 22, 2018, 12:52 PM:
 
Yes Brian,Simon's test film was impressive,although shot on what was a
mostly overcast day the colour rendering and definition was very good and the grain structure of the film emulsion seemed very smooth.
Well Done Simon for acting so quickly and getting the first example to Blackpool a 'REEL' scoop for the dinner. The audience watched it very closely and liked what they saw.
 
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 22, 2018, 12:59 PM:
 
Brian, I made a positive comment (but not at the proper place, in a comment of a picture in another thread). The new Ekrachrome is definitely a good stock.
 
Posted by Shane C. Collins (Member # 5641) on November 23, 2018, 07:04 PM:
 
I shot one roll of Ektachrome 100D last month on a sunny day. The results projected were really nice. The colors are much more natural looking compared to the old 100D. The grain is also very fine, and I'd say finer than the old formula. I don't telecine only project so I don't have any footage to share online. One word of advice to anyone shooting this on a bright day, make sure you use a neutral density filter. I shot some footage at a lake and much of that footage was at an F22 which resulted in a grainy washed out image. I cut that part out of the final film. The rest of the footage was shot in sunny/shaded areas with F stops between 8 & 16. That part of the movie turned out great! So next time I shoot this film on a bright day I will be using a 4X ND filter. I shot the footage on an Elmo Super 110.
 
Posted by Ben Zotto (Member # 6619) on November 23, 2018, 07:46 PM:
 
Great review Shane. Has anyone attempted or considered shooting the new Ektachrome indoors / artificial light? I know it's a daylight film, but since it's their sole color reversal stock, wondering to what extent you can capture interiors with it.
 
Posted by Paul Robertson (Member # 6781) on January 05, 2019, 01:11 AM:
 
So I am coming to the party a little late, and excuse me if this sounds like a dumb question, but according to the data sheet the process is E6, any reason we can't do that at home? I was just getting into E6 when I left home in the early 80's and was processing 35mm and 120 roll film. Are the chemicals no longer available to the public? Why couldn't we process this ourselves?

Just a thought...as I am getting back into 8mm and super 8, may even setup my darkroom again. [Eek!]

I'll do more research but just thought I'd ask.

Cheers
 
Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on January 05, 2019, 05:53 AM:
 
Tetenal do make E6 kits, but the only ones I can see now are 2.5 Ltr and 5 Ltr. The 2.5 litre is for 30 3mm 36 exposure films and costs £43.75 from Mr CAD (originally Camera Audio Discount).
https://www.mrcad.co.uk/product/tetenal-colourtec-e6-chemical-kit-2 -5-litres-for-35mm-or-120mm-slide-films/

Until recently they did 6x35mm film kits at a lower price, but not any more.
 


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