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Kodak Killing slide film?

Randall Pukalo , Feb 19, 2011; 09:47 p.m.

Looks like Kodak is slowly hiding slide away in their website. As posters on Apug and Flickr noted, it is no longer shown as an available film type under consumer films. In Professional Films, it is in there, but it is buried away now. The open links to their slide films that existed just a few months back have disappeared.

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John Shriver , Feb 19, 2011; 10:03 p.m.

Blame Fuji for having E-6 films that outsell Kodak's.
Consumers haven't bought slide film for years. Just serious amateurs and professionals, and both of them are going digital or Velvia 50.

Leigh B. , Feb 19, 2011; 11:00 p.m.

I haven't used any Kodak sensitized products since the 1950s, when they refused to correct the color shift in Ektachrome.

(I lied... I did shoot a lot of Kodachrome, but that's the only exception.)

Fuji works just fine.

- Leigh

Louis Meluso , Feb 20, 2011; 09:29 a.m.

F Kodak? Don't you mean E (Eastman) Kodak. It would be considered good form to communicate accurately and appropriately in a public forum with your colleagues.

G Pena , Feb 20, 2011; 11:00 a.m.

Tim Gray , Feb 20, 2011; 11:14 a.m.

They have discontinued some slide films in the last couple years. On the other hand, it's featured prominently on their page for professional film products. Click on Product information and then Professional films and there it is along with color neg and B&W.

http://www.kodak.com:80/global/en/professional/products/films/filmsIndex.jhtml

George Shihanian , Feb 20, 2011; 11:41 a.m.

Slide film? What the heck is slide film?

Tony Evans , Feb 20, 2011; 12:06 p.m.

Tim,
Both "Shop Now"'s are empty.

Josh Root , Feb 20, 2011; 12:34 p.m.

Response to F Kodak if they kill Slide

I have edited the thread title. Most anything can be said without swearing about it. We're all smart guys here.

Tim Gray , Feb 20, 2011; 01:07 p.m.

Kodak has never sold it's full line of products on the Shop Now links. THEY ARE NOT AN ACCURATE INDICATOR OF WHICH MATERIALS ARE STILL MADE AND SOLD.

The slide webpages were recently updated to indicate the very recent discontinuance of the E200. Both E100G and E100VS are still listed as currently produced. That front page I linked too is also very recent and new - in the last month or so. Now, I can't guarantee that E100G and E100VS will be around forever, but the official stance from Kodak seems to be that they are 'current' still. By 'official', I mean the information that Kodak is releasing to the public. Who knows what goes on in the back office.


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