Yet more Kodak products have dropped off the precipice.
Citing a decline in demand that has been "pretty acute," according to a Kodak spokesperson quoted in the BJP, Kodak has announced that it will discontinue Kodak Professional Ektachrome E100G, Kodak Professional Ektachrome E100VS, and Kodak Professional Elite Chrome Extra Color 100.
Existing stocks are expected to last another six to nine months, depending on demand.
Slide (transparency) films have accounted for only a single-digit percentage of color film production for many decades. But these discontinuations mean that Kodak will no longer make any slide films at all.
The announcement does not affect Portra or Ektar color negative films, or the remaining Kodak black-and-white films.
(Thanks to Kevin Purcell)
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