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Kodak Introduce new professional films - BW400CN film and improved Portra 800 film announced
Kodak professional BW400CN film - the elegance of black & white
and the convenience of colour
Kodak professional BW400CN film is a multi-purpose, black & white chromogenic film designed for processing in colour negative chemistry. Different from traditional black & white films, it provides the elegance of black & white imagery with the convenience of printing on colour paper. BW400CN provides extremely fine grain, outstanding highlight and shadow detail, and a smooth neutral tone scale. The film simplifies the way photographers make and sell high-quality black & white prints, and it can be developed in any professional lab or retail establishment running a C-41 Process.
In Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Kodak professional BW400CN film replaces Kodak professional T400CN and Kodak professional
Portra 400BW. Kodak Professional BW400CN film will be available in 35 mm and 120 format. Conversion will be made in a stock-turnover basis, starting Q2, 2004.
Improved High-Speed Portra 800 Film
Kodak has also made improvements to the Kodak professional Portra 800 film. This high-speed film, part of the respected Portra colour negative film portfolio, now features finer grain for smooth enlargements and more under-exposure latitude. This high-speed film is great for candid shots in low light or when capturing images with motion. Printing compatibility with the other Portra films will be maintained.
Photographers continually challenge themselves to deliver superior images for their client or personal use. Their film choice is based on its ability to meet those expectations. The new films will continue to take them to a new level of performance and success," said Quinones. "BW400CN, and Portra 800 reinforce Kodak's history of giving photographers the tools they need to craft their signature look and style."