Are you a fan of shooting medium format film? Get ready, for Kodak has finally shed some light on the upcoming release of its Ektachrome 100 in 120 medium format.
After first being unveiled in late 2018, the Kodak Ektachrome 100 in 35mm is based upon the Kodak Ektachrome E100G E6 slide film that was produced until 2012. The company has now revealed via an Instagram post their intention of a “coating trial” of the medium format version, currently scheduled for the latter half of July. As per their post:
We know you’re anxiously awaiting the arrival of larger format Ektachrome E100 Films. We are diligently working on bringing them to market, with a wide coating trial of the 120 format film planned for late July!
As of writing, there’s no word on whether photographers in the community will receive the film early, as has happened on previous beta test occasions.
Ektachrome 100 is noted for its vibrant colors, as well as displaying extremely low grain in the 35mm format. The 120 film will only accentuate this further, enabling photographers to produce grainless reproductions in extremely large sizes. Whether Kodak will release Ektachrome 100 in even larger formats at a later date remains to be seen, although they have mentioned that other formats would be considered based on the reception to the 35mm film.