A VERY SAD DAY: KODAK DISCONTINUES PRODUCTION OF COLOUR REVERSAL FILMS
Kodak’s three remaining colour reversal products – Kodak Professional Ektachrome E100G, Kodak Professional Ektachrome E100VS Film and Kodak Professional Elite Chrome Extra Color 100 will be discontinued. In conversation with The British Journal of Photography a Kodak spokeswoman stated, “We’ve reviewed our portfolio and we told our partners that we would discontinue these three slide films. What we have constantly told everyone is that we will continue to make film as long as there’s profitable demand. But, in the case of slide films, the decline has been pretty acute, and in addition to that, the complexity of the formulation and manufacturing of these films made it that we could no longer sustain them.”
Personally, this news is shattering. E100VS is the only colour film I’ve used for the past five years. I knew this day was coming but this is just a bit too soon. Get it while you can folks.