New Ektachrome


womble

Link Posted 29/09/2018 - 21:49
I've "pre-ordered" a couple of rolls. Bit expensive but I thought I'd give it a try. I'm looking forward to blowing the dust off my stereo adaptor!
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

ChrisPlatt

Link Posted 15/10/2018 - 15:10
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
I've only shot a couple of rolls of slide film, both Velvia 50 and found the 35mm so hard to scan that I gave up. An attempt at DSLR scanning also failed.

IIRC I read that Kodak engineers included relative ease of scanning as one of the design criteria of the new Ektachrome film.

Chris
Bring back the latent image!
Last Edited by ChrisPlatt on 15/10/2018 - 15:11

womble

Link Posted 01/11/2018 - 22:56
Just got back from a trip to NYC to find my rolls of Ektachrome waiting for me. Time to load-up the LX and shoot some autumnal images before the last of the leaves fall off the trees.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

SteveF

Link Posted 19/11/2018 - 10:05
Faintly surprised to learn that 7dayshop.com have the new Ektachrome in stock.

https://www.7dayshop.com/35mm-colour-slide-film/filter/kodak?utm_source=maillist...

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 19/11/2018 - 14:57
I thought they'd stopped selling film. I remember getting a few very good deals on film from them a few years back.

The two-pack seems decent value considering what it's selling for elsewhere.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

Kim C

Link Posted 19/11/2018 - 15:30
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
I thought they'd stopped selling film. I remember getting a few very good deals on film from them a few years back.

The two-pack seems decent value considering what it's selling for elsewhere.

7dayshop have always been one of the best places for film stock. Much more selection than most camera shops and much much cheaper than the "specialist" labs

JAK

Link Posted 20/11/2018 - 00:11
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
I thought they'd stopped selling film. I remember getting a few very good deals on film from them a few years back.

The two-pack seems decent value considering what it's selling for elsewhere.

They've never actually stopped!
https://www.kodak.com/pk/en/motion/Products/Production/default.htm
There are dealers who have spooled the bulk film intended for motion picture companies to 35mm cassettes for casual use.
I note too Super 8 movie stock is available again but that's something off topic here (though some who aren't keen on Pentax's video capabilities might well find a good use for it in a real movie camera.)
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 20/11/2018 - 00:13

ilovesaabs

Link Posted 20/11/2018 - 12:59
I remember getting packs of 5 Elitechromes for €20 - WITH PROCESSING VOUCHERS in 2012...want to give this stuff a try.
AKA Welshwizard/PWynneJ
Assorted Pentax/Nikon/Mamiya stuff

JAK

Link Posted 21/11/2018 - 12:58
'Elitechromes' - Never come across those, were they any good? Any examples you an upload? Their price was certainly reasonable, can you still get them?
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 21/11/2018 - 13:04

johnha

Link Posted 21/11/2018 - 21:33
JAK wrote:
'Elitechromes' - Never come across those, were they any good? Any examples you an upload? Their price was certainly reasonable, can you still get them?

It was a later branding of non-pro Ektachrome - I've an old roll somewhere branded as 'Ektachrome Elite' IIRC (different branding may have been used in the US). Mine didn't come with mailers. It went away with the rest of Ektachrome.

I much preferred Kodachrome, I shot roll after roll after roll - it was £7 for 36 exposures including processing.
PPG Flickr

JAK

Link Posted 22/11/2018 - 00:04
johnha wrote:
I much preferred Kodachrome, I shot roll after roll after roll - it was £7 for 36 exposures including processing.

Thanks for the info on Elite.
Re Kodachrome - Agreed, I used to try an find short dated or just OOD stock. There used to be some real bargains. Also liked Agfa CT18.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 22/11/2018 - 00:04
Add a Comment
You must be registered or logged-in to comment.