This is a developing story with no real confirmation yet: Kodak may have just discontinued their slide films. This information comes via Thom Hogan; who states:
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Feb 29 updated (commentary)–How timely. On March 1st Kodak discontinued its remaining slide films.
This comes after the news of them stepping out of the camera business completely. Recently, I posted about my love of Kodak Ektachrome. Indeed, the company has said many times that since the discontinuation of the legendary Kodachrome, that Ektachrome was the closest thing to it. Now, it seems that even that is gone.
The complete list of film is:
E100VS, E100G and Elite Chrome Extra Color 100:
Indeed, when you go to the film section of Kodak’s website, you’ll see no slide film at all under the professional film section. Tri-X seems to be alive and well though.
I’ve contacted Kodak about a comment; so far I’ve gotten nothing. I’ll update when I get the chance.
UPDATE: Just got this email:
I’m confirming that we did send a notice to dealers today that we will be discontinuing our three slide films – E100VS, E100G and Elite Chrome Extra Color 100 – due primarily to significantly declined sales and usage over the years.. I’ve attached the dealer notice.
This does not affect any other films in our portfolio. All the color negative (Portra, Ektar) films and black and white (Tri-X, T-Max and BW400CN) films remain in our portfolio.
Let me know if you have any questions or if you want to chat live with me.
Apparently Thom Hogan hasn’t event tried contacting Kodak.