Last Updated on 12/10/2019 by Mark Beckenbach
Ardent film photographers are set to have more options for shooting the beloved Kodak EKTACHROME E100 film as it will soon be available in 120 and sheet film formats.
Film photographers, it’s time to prepare your cameras and wallets! Today’s announcement from Kodak Alaris will surely provoke you to update your stash. In the next 10 days, Kodak Ektachrome E100 will be available worldwide in larger formats, particularly in a five-roll pro pack for 120 format and 10-sheet box for 4×5 sheet film format. This opens up the popular emulsion to more options and bigger projects for today’s most passionate and creative film photographers.
This development follows the highly successful launch of the EKTACHROME 100 in 35mm (36 exposures) last year. With the tremendous market response, adding 120 and sheet film formats will take the company’s film division to the “next level,” according to Dennis Olbrich, President of Kodak Alaris Imaging Paper, Photo Chemicals and Film. This move is also in recognition of the steady rise in the sales of professional photographic films in recent years, as both professionals and enthusiasts rediscover “the artistic control offered by manual processes and the creative satisfaction of a physical product.”
Kodak EKTACHROME 100 is a daylight balanced color positive film which boasts of clean, vibrant colors, a neutral tone scale, and extremely fine grain. For its distinct look, Kodak recommends a wide range of applications for this special film, including product, landscape, nature, and fashion photography.
If you love the look of this film and anticipate shooting it in bigger formats, we’re sure you’re curious about what the results look like. Kodak has began sharing some sample snaps by photographers who participated in their pre-launch activities. Make sure to check out their Instagram (@KodakProfessional) for starters, as they’ve already started to drop the first batch of photos.