ILFORD Customers in North America : Note From HARMAN technology Limited

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  1. Simon R Galley

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    Dear All,

    A little news to hopefully brighten your weekend.

    Please see our website press release http://goo.gl/UN3qM1

    Simon ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited
     
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    Good news for me. Just so happens to coincide with my decision to become a 100% Ilford user. AND FP4 will be my primary film.
     
  4. Thomas Bertilsson

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    I read about this yesterday, and I think I would have preferred to use FP4 over HP5 when I chose a new film about four months ago. Maybe now I will revisit my choice. :smile:

    Thanks, Simon, for the good news!
     
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    That's great!! Fp4+ is a great film I have a bulk loaded roll in my bessa r now :smile:
     
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    Can we have reduced UK prices too please :smile:
     
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    This is why Ilford is the best! Thanks Simon!
     
  8. Simon R Galley

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    Dear Pdeeh,

    I would love to say yes but I cannot, also in the UK FP4+ and HP5+ are already the same price.

    Simon ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited :
     
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    This is great news, thanks for the heads-up Simon!

    Griz :smile:
     
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    How about sheet films? :wink: I could be happy shooting only FP4+ for the rest of my life.
     
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    Way to go! When I read prices being "improved", I assumed the usual corporate meaning of "raised", as in the annual notice from H.R. that "your health insurance contribution is being improved". :smile:
     
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    I note your point Simon that the "price reduction" in the U.S. is in effect a price alignment bringing FP4+ and HP5+ into line which you say it already is in the U.K.

    However there is certainly no alignment as far as I can see in the U.K. between MGIV and MG Cooltone. The latter in the U.K. is considerably more expensive.

    Can you say why no similar alignment between MGIV and MG Cooltone will take place in the U.K.

    Thanks

    pentaxuser
     
  13. Simon R Galley

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    Dear Pentaxuser

    I will check with the UK sales manager.

    Simon ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited
     
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    Dear Rol,

    FP4+ sheet film and roll film in North America are already the same ( bar some small differences in individual retailers ) as HP5+

    Simon ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited
     
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    Great news and great film!
     
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    Can you say what the current price is now and what it was before?
     
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    I switched to 100% Ilford earlier this year. I switched because they do so much for analog, but a great side effect was that it really simplified my workflow.
     
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    Many thanks, Simon. Good news about changing film prices is rare and to be celebrated. Thank you for thinking about your customers.
     
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    I'm running out of compliments to pay. Certainly for the news. But even more for the mechanism of delivery. And the sense of long-term stability it engenders.

    Thanks,
    Ken
     
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    I'm gonna put my kilt on and dance the jig on the courthouse steps! Thank you Simon and Ilford!
     
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    I really like the Cooltone RC, but the price differential means that almost no-one around here carries it. I hope this means that that will change.
     
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    Even though I'd consider FP4 a bargain at twice the price, I'm pleased to read this news! :smile:
     
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    FP4+ is wonderful! I'm bulk loading it, but when was the last time we heard about any film price going down!
     
  26. Andrew O'Neill

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    That's nice to see, rather than prices going up. Thank you!!