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I love shooting film and this made my day.

NASA used it.

NASA
 
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I shot some of my favorite pics on Ektachrome, and only a couple years ago had some reprinted to send to my college roommate from a picnic we attended in the late 1960's.

The article indicated that the new film will be for prints and not slides, but I'll take what I can get and dust off my Nikkormat.


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The box says color reversal film and another article said slide flim so I am hoping thats what it is. i reread the article but did not see where it says its only print film.
 
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From the Kodak news release:

KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME Film is a color positive film, also known as “reversal,” “slide,” or “transparency” film. Unlike all of the other KODAK PROFESSIONAL Films available today, which are color negative films, EKTACHROME generates a positive image that can be viewed or projected once it is exposed and processed. This makes it ideal for high-resolution projection or presentations. It is also well suited for scanning and printing onto a range of professional-grade photographic media. Availability is expected in the fourth quarter of 2017.
 
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Loved the stuff. But in today's digital world, I wonder how much it will be used. My 35mm camera is still in deep storage, along with my 110 camera I received as a kid.


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From the Kodak news release:

KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME Film is a color positive film, also known as “reversal,” “slide,” or “transparency” film.

Even better! Cool


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Most of the slides I took in my film camera days were on Ektachrome. I have scanned a lot of them into digital format, but have several thousand that have not been. (Some day!) I actually preferred the color rendition of Ektachrome to that of Kodachrome--I thought the blues and purples were a lot better (and the film was faster).

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I was reading one article about how Kodachrome maintains its colors better long term than Ektachrome so scan as soon as you get it back. They have no plans on bringing back Kodachrome because it was so hard to develop and most of those with the skill and knowledge are gone.
 
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Loved the stuff. But in today's digital world, I wonder how much it will be used. My 35mm camera is still in deep storage, along with my 110 camera I received as a kid.


Film has been making a comeback that is why they are bringing it back.
 
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Not a camera guy, nor a music guy. I do have an old Minolta in the closet somewhere though...

For those who are, what's driving it? From talking to music folks I understand the old vacuum tube amplifiers are coming back along with vinyl. I guess the sound produced is more rich and genuine compared to digital? My Dad was a true audiophile. I can hear him snickering up there now. Before he passed, he just caught the beginning of digital music and was not impressed. Same with film?



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I believe digital photography is just now beginning to approach the detail possible with Kodachrome®. The "pixels" (grains) in that film are almost molecular in size and it takes high magnification to see individual ones. I think it probably rates at least 100MP in today's ratings.

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Kodachrome was certainly sharp. But even more, the color palette was unmistakable.

I liked Ektachrome, and you could get some unusual and cool effects with it.




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I actually liked Ektachrome more than Kodachrome for its color balance and intensity, only used Kodachrome when the other was not available.


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It also fueled the music industry




Link to original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLsDxvAErTU

Kodachrome
They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world's a sunny day
I got a Nikon camera
I love to take a photograph
So mama don't take my Kodachrome away



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I shot LOTS of medium format Ektachrome.
Miles of it. It's for transparencies for a scanner.





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I actually liked Ektachrome more than Kodachrome for its color balance and intensity, only used Kodachrome when the other was not available.


So did I! But I liked the very fine grain of K64 and K25 a lot.

When they introduced the Ektar 25 it became my favorite with negative films.

A fine collection of old Kodachrome pics you may find here:

http://www.shorpy.com/search/node/kodachrome?page=1

One of my favorites:

 
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My goodness I shot mountains of this in the 80's.

Very cool.



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People still use film cameras??????
 
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This is probably my overall favorite photo originally shot on Ektachrome®:

Helicopter4b.jpg
by David Casteel, on Flickr (1964 at Cartwright Air Station, Labrador)

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When they ask me, "Paper or plastic?" I just say, "Doesn't matter to me. I am bi-sacksual."
 
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I shot and processed E3 then E6 Ektachrome mostly in 8x10 format in view cameras for over 25 years.

Loved the whole thing about film. Filters to balance color,push,pull processing, testing for color balance each time you received a new emulsion number, calculating exposures and film reciprocity . Photography was a different animal back in the day.
I quit the business when it went digital, It no longer was fun to me.
GLAD to see it back!
Like meeting up with a old friend.
 
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