Kodak discontinues Elite Color 200 and 400

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Tony Polson, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. Tony Polson

    Tony Polson Guest

    I was ordering a large quantity of film when I noticed a warning that
    Kodak have discontinued the Elite Color 200 and 400 emulsions.

    I'm particularly sad because this means the end of the line for
    T-Grain colour negative films that started with the wonderful Ektar
    range of emulsions in the late 1980s. I was a keen user of Ektar 25
    and 100, also sometimes the ISO 400 and 1000 versions. I believe that
    Ektar 25 was the finest grain negative film ever made.

    Obviously we cannot expect every single variety of film to continue to
    be manufactured but I am particularly sorry to see these Elite Color
    films go. I found them particularly useful in dull, flat light, when
    they injected punchy colours into what would have been very grey

    In those circumstances I will probably replace them with Kodak Portra
    VC, which is a very good film, though of a distinctly different
    character, or the Fuji equivalent. But neither of these can match the
    Ektar-derived Elite Color emulsions.
    Tony Polson, Feb 10, 2008
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