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Old 11-09-2007   #1
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A little info for those of you that use these films. Saw it on APUG.
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November 2, 2007

KODAK is preannouncing the discontinuance of several smaller running families of Professional film - EPR, EPN and High Speed Infrared (HIE) effective end of December 2007. Demand for these products has been declining significantly in recent years, and it is no longer practical to continue to manufacture given the low volume, the age of the product formulations and the complexity of the processes involved.

We will continue to ship product through the end of this year.

These discontinuances are effective in all countries worldwide, with one exception: KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME 64 Film / EPR will continue to ship to Japan beyond 2007.

Product CAT No.
KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME 64 Film / EPR 120 8350498
KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME 64 Film / EPR 135-36 8657124
KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME 64 Film / EPR / 6117 / 10 sh 4 x 5 in 1604719
KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME 64 Film / EPR / 6117 / 10 sh 8 x 10 in 1225341
The suggested replacement for KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME 64 Film / EPR is
KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME Film E100G or E100GX.

Product CAT No.
KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME 100 Film / EPN 120 8669467
KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME 100 Film / EPN 135-36 8004103
KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME 100 Film / EPN / 10 sh 4 x 5 in 1404474
KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME 100 Film / EPN / 50 sh 4 x 5 in 1489822
KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME 100 Film / EPN / 10 sh 8 x 10 in 1767276
The suggested replacement for KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME 100 Film / EPN is KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME Film E100G or
KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME 100 Plus Film / EPP.

Product CAT No.
KODAK PROFESSIONAL High-Speed Infrared Film / 135-36 8101529 ◄◄◄

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That's really a shame. I have gotten some great results from EK 64 and it scans well too, but must admit I haven't used it in a couple of years. I have never tried E100G. Can anyone comment on this film?
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That's evolution, putting the consumer market ahead..
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Sounds like some consolidating and streamlining to me. Limit the number of options, and maybe increase the profitability of the ones left. Hopefully this is the plan. I wouldn't think that the jump from 64 to 00 would be a huge deal, or hopefully they wouldn't discontinue the 64 line.

I have always liked Kodak for what they have done, and I do hop that they make it back to some kind of prominence again...
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Great! Just Great! They flippin deep six asa 24 and now this......
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I have always liked Kodak for what they have done, and I do hop that they make it back to some kind of prominence again...
All I ever use is Kodak. Cant stand the way fu film looks. Too cool for my taste.
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I dont use Kodak films personally, but I can't help thinking this could be the cue for other manufacturers to do a similar thing...
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If I were to buy a case of Kodak ASA...erm, ISO 64 color slide flim,
(just thinking Sunhawk ) how long could I get it to last if stored right?
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If I were to buy a case of Kodak ASA...erm, ISO 64 color slide flim,
(just thinking Sunhawk ) how long could I get it to last if stored right?
Might be best to ask Kodak, but I would guess that 3 years at freezer temperature would not be unreasonable.
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Might be best to ask Kodak, but I would guess that 3 years at freezer temperature would not be unreasonable.
I`ll give them a call when I have the time.


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