Kodak Ektachrome Slide Film Making Comeback

Kodak Alaris said this week that it will bring back Kodak Ektachrome professional slide film in the fourth quarter of this year.

The color reversal film will be made for 135-36x camera formats and will have an ISO of 100.

More than likely, this will be the last roll of Kodak Ektachrome slide film that I will use.

Discontinued in 2012, Kodak Alaris said in a news release that Ektachrome was known for its extremely fine grain, clean colors, tones and contrasts.

The company noted that photographers for National Geographic magazine used Ektachrome film for several decades.

The company said there has been an increase in interest in analog photography, which has driven demand for film products.

The news release said sales of professional photographic films has risen in recent years because some photographers have been drawn to “the artistic control offered by manual processes and the creative satisfaction of a physical end product.”

The revived Ektachrome, like its discontinued counterpart, will use E6 processing. Kodak has never ceased making color negative film.

Concurrent with the reintroduction of Ektachrome slide film Kodak is bringing back Ektachrome Super 8 film.

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