We have all been interestingly awaiting word from Kodak on their renewed interest in keeping film alive and even expanding upon their currently available film stocks. One legendary film we have been watching for closely has been Ektachrome, and if a recent comment reply on Kodak’s Facebook page is legitimate, then we could be seeing Ektachrome back soon!
According to a post by Kodak’s official Facebook page
, the company is currently working on a limited supply of Ektachrome that they hope to have available for market testing around the end of this year. This would be the film they’d use to see how viable it is on the market and get feedback on from photographers about it.
But the statement goes on to say that the company hopes to have availability on the market in 2018, which means that if all goes to plan and there are no hold ups, we could very well see the return of Kodak Ektachrome film next year. Think about that – this would be a huge deal not only for film photographers but for the photography market as a whole.
Right now we don’t have any official statements from Kodak clarifying the FB comment. We have reached out but as of this news update, we have not heard back. We will be sure to provide update if and when we get any response through official channels. We love film and this would be a major, major development.