It wouldn’t be a CES without a
Kodak film surprise. This year’s
head-turner is the planned
resurrection of EKTACHROME slide
film in the fourth quarter of the year.
The film, which was discontinued
in 2012, will be compatible with
135-36x cameras. Beyond the still
film, Kodak also plans to launch
an EKTACHROME Super 8 film to
support its Super 8 movie camera.
GEAR & TECHNIQUES FILM CAMERAS
IT’S NOT JUST
HERE ARE NEW
MARKET IN ;;;;.
LOMO ‘INSTANT AUTOMAT
As its name suggests, the Automat can do most of
the work for you, automatically adjusting aperture,
shutter speed and flash output based on shooting
conditions. It uses Fuji’s Instax mini film and sports
a 35mm-equivalent fixed lens. You can take an
unlimited number of exposures in a single frame.
Shutter speeds range from 30 seconds to 1/250 sec.
and the camera’s aperture opens up to f/8 and stops
down to f/22. There’s a built-in flash, tripod mount
and an LED exposure counter. The Automat uses a
three-zone focusing system that you adjust by turning
a dial on the lens. While the camera does the thinking
for you, you can still nudge exposure compensation
up or down a stop to cope with changes in lighting.
The Automat works with an infrared remote control
so you can trigger the camera from a distance of 5
meters indoors or about 1-2 meters outside in the sun.
KODAK SUPER ;MM
Kodak stunned the world in 2016 when it announced it would
produce a Super 8mm film camera, but the journey from
announcement to tangible product has taken a bit longer than
the company planned. Now expected in May, Kodak’s Super
8mm movie camera offers several frame rates include 18, 24, 25
and 36 fps. It has a 6mm lens with manual focusing and manual
iris control. You’ll be able to preview your scene through a 3.5-
inch display and record audio to an SD card via a built-in mic.
Kodak will include developing, processing and a digital transfer
in the price of the film, so everything is taken care of up front.
You’ll mail in your exposed film
and receive a digital file and film
strip back in the mail.