Kodak introduce a new professional BW400CN film and improved Portra 800 film,
further bolstering their industry-renowned portfolio of professional films.
These new films are designed for commercial, wedding/portrait and advanced amateur
photographers. "The introduction of these films reinforces Kodak's commitment
to provide film alternatives that continue to meet the creative, business and
workflow needs of professional and amateur photographers,"
Quinones, Product Manager Kodak Professional film. "In today's image-intensive
world, photographers have unique needs. These new films are designed around
what they want - intense colour, beautiful skin tones, fine grain for scanning
to digital files and/or black & white film that can process as easy as colour
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,
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
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."