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mikendawn
08-29-2012, 04:11 PM
@PE - Honestly, I couldn't say if it looks like God chasing that Kitten... For all I know God could look like a Gelatinous blob... Never met God, so how could I say? :)

mikendawn
08-29-2012, 04:13 PM
"Well, the machine in building 38 can process rolls that are 1 to 2 miles long. If you unroll one of those and stand them on their end (not an easy thing to do), I can see how rule 42 would also apply. "

We have a Building #9 here in Toronto on Kodak Heights, but it's abandoned, like the rest of Kodak Heights...
All the equipment there is long destroyed, scrapped, and or sold...

Photo Engineer
08-29-2012, 04:56 PM
Building 9 at Kodak Park was destroyed several years ago.

And, I don't think God would look ugly.

PE

Lionel1972
08-29-2012, 06:23 PM
Now where are those Chinese invertors when we need them with their mountains of cash?

DREW WILEY
08-29-2012, 06:28 PM
Not such a good idea. The Chinese sometimes have enough cash that the whole point is to buy out
a company but then actually shut it down - one less competitor - then attach the brand logo to a complete bait-and-switch junk line of products. Of course, US companies have done the same kind
of thing in the past, or in many cases, have bought up patents simply to table them.

Lionel1972
08-29-2012, 06:59 PM
I know in Hong Kong there are many young film enthusiasts, now we would need a Hong Kong film lover investing some mainland rich investor's money.

Grain Farmer
08-30-2012, 12:17 PM
Is there really no chance that a potential buyer could start producing phased out films like the E6 lines or infrared?

Roger Cole
08-30-2012, 04:36 PM
No chance? No, I'd say the chance isn't zero. It's never zero. Kodachrome COULD be made again, but then flaming monkeys COULD fly out...

The chance of E6 or infrared is probably better than for Kodachrome but still almost certainly very low.

Prof_Pixel
08-30-2012, 04:40 PM
Not zero but maybe not as good as my chance of winning the MegaMillions Lottery.

BrianShaw
08-30-2012, 04:40 PM
I'm betting on flaming monkeys!

BrianShaw
08-30-2012, 04:42 PM
p.s. I'm afraid of monkeys, apes and peoples who act like them. Now I'll have nightmares. Gee thanks Roger.

Roger Cole
08-30-2012, 04:59 PM
Sorry Brian. ;)

Kevin Kehler
08-30-2012, 05:16 PM
I'm betting on flaming monkeys!

I never bet against flaming monkeys.

lxdude
08-30-2012, 05:43 PM
I'm afraid of monkeys, apes and peoples who act like them.

Then what are you doing here?

BrianShaw
08-30-2012, 06:40 PM
Then what are you doing here?

I close my eyes when walking past mirrors. :laugh:

BrianShaw
08-30-2012, 06:41 PM
I close my eyes when typing or reading forum posts too! :p

lxdude
08-30-2012, 07:42 PM
Aaahh. That explains a lot!
;)

Felinik
08-30-2012, 08:03 PM
Can we please stop this monkey business and get back to topic!

lxdude
08-30-2012, 08:31 PM
I close my eyes when walking past mirrors. :laugh:


Well, that's no reflection on you!

Grain Farmer
08-30-2012, 09:42 PM
I can understand the difficulty of making Kodachrome again as even if they did, the network of labs that could process it is how many? 2? But with their E6 and infrared lines, there's still lots of places all over the world that can do it. It's disappointing that slide film has now been put into only one company's hands for survival.

Even with the quality issues, I personally hope that a Chinese producer could buy out Kodak's stuff and start making some competitively priced E6. I think there's lots of people out there who would love to shoot it, but when it costs an entire day's salary to buy and shoot one roll, it's too much of a luxury.