When will Kodak announced a new film format to compete against 35mm and APS

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by esrabb, Jun 29, 2005.

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    esrabb Guest

    When will Kodak announced a new film format to compete against or
    replaced 35mm and APS film?
    esrabb, Jun 29, 2005
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    Frank Pittel Guest

    : When will Kodak announced a new film format to compete against or
    : replaced 35mm and APS film?

    Yes!! It's called digital film.

    Keep working millions on welfare depend on you
    Frank Pittel, Jun 29, 2005
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  3. It will not happen. There is no growth in the film market. It would be
    foolish to come up with a new standard now.
    Joseph Meehan, Jun 29, 2005
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    Matt White Guest

    I'd heard an insider rumour on that very subject. It seems that Kodak is
    going to launch a new type of "legacy expansion module" that will interface
    with modern digital SLRs, allowing the use of traditional film. The first
    emulsion in this incredible new format is apparently code-named "Kodachrome

    - Matt
    Matt White, Jun 29, 2005
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    Tony Guest

    I heard it would be Kodachrome 10.
    Tony, Jun 29, 2005
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    Scott W Guest

    Well they could always bring back the disk format, that was good for a
    few laughs.

    Kodak's only interest in film right now is to squeeze enough cash
    flow out of it to finance their digital camera development.

    35mm is having a hard time competing with digital cameras already, any
    smaller film format would be a total waste of time. There already are
    MF film formats, what kind of format where you thinking of?

    Scott W, Jun 29, 2005
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    Dick R. Guest

    Seems to me that Kodak's previous formats (110, disk, APS) have
    all been "flops". I can only hope that they will continue with
    the 35mm films that I know and love. Otherwise, I'll be standing
    in a long line, ready to donate my 35mm gear to the Smithsonian.
    Dick R.
    Dick R., Jun 29, 2005
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    Gordon Moat Guest

    They recently started making 5" by 7" film again in some more emulsions.
    Not really new in size, just an old idea with some new choices.

    I think the smaller formats are fixed where they now stand, though I
    expect APS to decline and eventually be dropped. Kodak are developing
    new films for 16 mm movie cameras, but the processing is far different
    from still camera films. It would be interesting to try out these films
    in a 16 mm still camera, but unless you build it yourself it will not
    Gordon Moat, Jun 29, 2005
  9. They won't "will announced" anything. That can't be done.

    --reduce the surplus population
    meammrmustard, Jun 29, 2005

  10. Old 16mm still cameras are still widely available though.

    Minoltas and the various russian models - the Kiev 30 and the Vega,

    Matthew McGrattan, Jun 30, 2005
  11. What they need to develop is a 35 mm "film" canister that actually contains
    36 CCD planes that can be exposed, and then put into your computer, where
    they will be read out and restored to "blank" status, to be loaded into your
    35 mm film camera and used again......
    William Graham, Jul 1, 2005
  12. Full size or 1.6? Maybe they should be washable as well, some water
    and some Photoflow and no more dust.
    Joseph Meehan, Jul 1, 2005
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    PanHandler Guest

    They will when this digital crap becomes obsolete. Digital is just a flash
    in the pan, and will never compete with film.
    PanHandler, Jul 1, 2005
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    Bandicoot Guest

    And there was a Petri that I think was quite well liked too.

    Bandicoot, Jul 1, 2005
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    Bandicoot Guest

    Ooh, I hadn't noticed that... [Hurries off to the Kodak web-site].

    Bandicoot, Jul 1, 2005
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    Gordon Moat Guest

    I thought you only had a 4" by 5" . . . . did you get a 5" by 7"
    Gordon Moat, Jul 1, 2005
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    Bandicoot Guest

    I have an old Kodak Specialist 5x7 - actually I've had it longer than the
    4x5 that I now use: the 5x7 with a home made 4x5 reducing back was my first
    LF camera, when I was in my teens. I had (still have) two lenses for it: an
    Ektar 207mm and a 90mm Angulon - the latter used only on the 4x5 back.

    I hardly ever use it now, but with a better range of film available I might
    get it out now and again. Also I have more and better lenses that I could
    use on it now, since a number of the lenses I use on 4x5 will also cover
    5x7. (Because I put a 6x17 back on my 4x5 Arca sometimes, I have lenses
    that will cover that, which mostly means they cover 5x7.) Only one (or
    maybe two) of my lenses would cover 10x8, so for ocassional use it would
    hardly be worth me getting a 10x8, but the 5x7 I could use with no extra
    outlay - just for the odd big exhibition print that might be nice.

    What I'd really like is a 5x7 format converting set for the Arca though.

    It's interesting if Kodak is making more available in this size - presumably
    it is in response to demand and that's a pleasant thought. [Idly dreams of
    a 5x7 Readyload holder...]

    Bandicoot, Jul 2, 2005
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    Gordon Moat Guest

    If the 90 mm covered 5x7, even without movements, it might provide some
    interesting images.
    I always thought 8x10 and larger better for contact prints. 5x7 seems an
    interesting size, but your enlarger, or scanning gear, would need to be really
    good to get the full benefit out of the larger area.
    Probably expensive. I have one lens that will cover 5x7, but I have never tried
    it on that size of camera. It is a very old Zeiss 21 cm f4.5, one of the very
    first ever to have coating. Hard to tell the date, but seems to be early
    twenties to mid thirties, though I think the later is probably when they
    started coating. It does okay on 4x5, though there is no shutter.
    Funny that large format imaging has gained some ground in the last few years.
    It helped Polaroid survive bankruptcy, and eventual purchase, and caused Fuji
    to push their instant films more in North America.

    Of course, for professionals, it might be another way to distinguish your work
    from others. Some of the ads for Mini were photographed in San Diego, and that
    photographer was using a 4x5 . . . . and tons of film holders.
    Gordon Moat, Jul 2, 2005
  19. now you've got me thinking evil thoughts of mounting a CCD sensor in the
    back of an 126 instamatic cartridge...
    Aaron J. Grier, Oct 4, 2005
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    Robert C. Guest

    What I'd like to see is digital backs so that those of us with cameras where
    the backs can be removed can make a low cost migration into the digital age,
    saving perfectly good bodies and lenses. This would be the smart thing to
    Robert C., Oct 4, 2005
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