The next Kodak film to die? Place bets now!

Discussion in 'Product Availability' started by EASmithV, Oct 3, 2012.

Which Professional Kodak still film will be the next to die?

  1. Portra 160

    8 vote(s)
    6.4%
  2. Portra 400

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Portra 800

    31 vote(s)
    24.8%
  4. Ektar 100

    6 vote(s)
    4.8%
  5. T-Max 400

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  6. T-Max 100

    3 vote(s)
    2.4%
  7. Tri-X 320

    23 vote(s)
    18.4%
  8. Tri-X 400

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  9. BW400CN

    51 vote(s)
    40.8%
  1. EASmithV

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    We might as well make a morbid game of this. May give us an idea of what we need to stock up on, too...

    Choose your contestant to vote off the planet...
     
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  3. Ken Nadvornick

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    Sorry, too morbid for me.

    I still have hopes that someone can rip Kodak's film business away from Kodak upper management in time so that it can begin to benefit from the uptick in the analog market. And that the manufacturing part of it is included, so any potential new owners are not forced to suffer the uncertainty of having Perez continue to control the production of the product they are trying to sell.

    (Well, one can hope, can't he?)

    Ken
     
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    Easy, BW400CN. The other films are just too classic at the moment.
     
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    Exactly what came to my mind when I read this!
     
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    Maybe you should have said "Voted off the Island"?. Would have to be the BW400CN?
     
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    If those in charge of Kodak looked a little bit outside of their box they would see that there is a resurgence (small at present) of traditional film they may well be advised put things on hold.

    Personally I like CN400 the one most condemned here. I can get superb B&W prints from it using my normal RA4 developer so would be sorry to see it go. Ilford XP2 has a different and a much more difficult base colour to deal with to get the filtration right.
     
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    My thoughts exactly.
     
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    Might BW400CN just be the last Kodak B&W film left, if they really did abandon traditional B&W and make only the basic minimum of C41products.
    Thank God for Ilford and the little players.
     
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    I'm not sure I want to play, it's all too depressing.
     
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    I don't think such speculations, even addded by a poll, should be placed in "product availability".

    Sean:
     
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    As the owner of a pro lab who watch each film type that runs though my processors I'de guess Tri-x 320. its the least common film for me to process on that list. I was surprised about Portra 800 as i happen to process quite a lot of it.
     
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    Why does everyone hate bw400cn?
    Guess i need to buy more of it. Its strange when Ive been buying rolls I always find one opened in the shop (boots). Is it because people dont understand what it is and feel the need to open it?
     
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    I'm rather surprised that you don't have an "all of the above" option.
     
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    Well, I read today...it turns out that the answer is T-max 3200.
    Robert
     
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    It's a royal PITA to print in the darkroom because of its orange mask causing massive issues with contrast filtration.
     
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    Negative post.
     
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    Conversations like this are neither productive or informative.
    Spend your time making the problem better, not promoting it.
     
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    My guess is they just discontinue whatever film runs out of inventory next.
     
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    LOL

    it is totally out of our hands. there is absolutely nothing we can do to solve or make this problem better :smile:



    this post was kind of like the movie "pink flamingos" kind of a sick joke that you can't stop watching.
    i'm just wondering when the eggman will arrive and take babbs out of the playpen ...
     
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    I find this survey callous and offensive, it makes me wonder if the O.P. makes book in which of his friends will be the next one to die.
     
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    Rather than obsess over the Kodak issue with doom and gloom you could spend your time promoting film photography in general and increase your support for the vendors that are still strong.
    Just saying.
     
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    i have shot thousands of sheets and rolls of film in the past few years.
    and promote it pretty much every day. shooting film is what i do for a living ...
    im not obsessing over anything, i think this thread is kind of funny.


    just saying .. :wink: