KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA 400BW Film discontinued?

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    Tramp'oline Guest

    Tramp'oline, Jun 20, 2004
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    Barney Guest

    Barney, Jun 20, 2004
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    Annika1980 Guest

    I thought ALL film was being discontinued?
     
    Annika1980, Jun 20, 2004
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    Tramp'oline Guest

    Oh dear.....I feel a troll coming on.
     
    Tramp'oline, Jun 21, 2004
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    Mxsmanic Guest

    Here in France, it is still available, and distributors assure me that
    it has not been discontinued. It's a nice film for certain purposes.
     
    Mxsmanic, Jun 21, 2004
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    Sander Vesik Guest

    Kodak could really do with less suicidal management...
     
    Sander Vesik, Jun 21, 2004
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  7. Even worse, Portra 400UC, is gone. Professional Ultra Color 400 is
    supposed to replace it but it's even more contrasty with worse shadow
    detail than Portra 400VC. This is starting to go beyond suicidal.
     
    Bob Kirkpatrick, Jun 21, 2004
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    Sander Vesik Guest

    You can't go much more suicidal than suicidal ;-) Well, you can still buy
    Fuji and Agfa. And probably some lesser known brands.
     
    Sander Vesik, Jun 21, 2004
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    Mxsmanic Guest

    I'm still able to find it in France and last I asked (a few months ago)
    there were no plans to discontinue it. I'm not sure why France says one
    thing and the U.S. says another, although nothing surprises me at Kodak,
    except intelligence.
     
    Mxsmanic, Jun 22, 2004
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    Bill Tuthill Guest

    Did you make these judgements about UC400's contrast and shadow detail
    based on scans, densitometer measuring the negatives, or machine prints?
    If machine prints, what type of minilab and which RA-4 paper?

    Various Kodak employees insist the emulsion did not change, just the name.
     
    Bill Tuthill, Jun 23, 2004
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