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Stephen Frizza
01-18-2011, 06:33 AM
OK so we all need a little bit of love and as a small business owner I know how much a bit of positive feedback can make me feel like everything I am doing means something and is worth while.

Recently I have felt kodak has been coming under fire and that it might not be feeling very loved. So this thread is for all of us to say something positive about kodak.

I would like to thank Kodak for all their research and development which has delivered us unsurpassed analog products for the past century. Your hard work
has helped other analog photographic companies improve their products.
Your products have and continue to make wonderful images. Especially big thanks
for making EIR and HIE two of my personal favorite films and also Bravo on
the creation of product S0-339 !!!

I know it might be a hard time to be in the photographic industry and that sometimes in the heat of the moment people may say mean things about you. But you have given us all so much and we do appreciate it.



So that's my thoughts I encourage you all to take a moment and reflect on the awesomeness of kodaks achievement and give them some of the warm fuzzy love we have all been holding back on for so long.

01-18-2011, 07:18 AM
I agree, all the Portras rock!

01-18-2011, 07:47 AM
Kodak is my favorite film no mater what others may say I will pick Kodak first before any other film.

I do have to give a shout out to every other company out there making film as well, without all these companies fighting for what little market share there is for film we probably would be left with few choices.

01-18-2011, 08:04 AM
Longtime Kodak fan here...

Tried almost everything in the "film-world", always end up coming back to Kodak. In fact, I recently sung thier praises in a blog post here. (http://camerazealot.com/2011/01/03/all-things-film/)

01-18-2011, 08:08 AM
love portra. want to shoot it forever.

01-18-2011, 08:09 AM
oh yeah selling point here:

Might have actually secured an internship position with a photographer based heavily on the fact that I am fluent with changing film and the other 2 guys aren't as much. Hooray.

01-18-2011, 08:16 AM
Tri-X. Need I say more :-)

01-18-2011, 08:17 AM
I Love Kodak !

I Love Photography, Because Of Kodak Film.

I Love Ektar 100, And Looking Forward To Shooting Some Kodak Ektachrome This Year.

I Also Love Kodak Black & White Film, Especially Plus-X !

I Love Stephen Frizza ! Thanks For Reminding Me Of How Much I Love Kodak Film !

I Occasionally Try Other Films, But When I Give A Roll Of Film To Someone,
I Will Only Give A Roll Of Kodak Film !!!

Spread The Word, And Share Your Enthusiasm For Analog Photography, And Kodak Film !

"When You Change The Way You Look At Things,
The Things You Look At Change" ... Dr. Wayne Dyer.

Ron Longmore

01-18-2011, 08:20 AM
I am eternally grateful for HC110.

the creation of product S0-339 !!!

Does S0-339 have a street name?

01-18-2011, 08:30 AM
When I started shooting color, the big recommendation was always in favor of Fujifilms. I'm glad that I started shooting kodak slides, they've opened my mind up to endless possibilities.
I also have to say that the Kodak black and white emulsions for 120mm film are unsurpassed. I just cant seem to beat my tri-x or my tmax p3200 either...

Jeff Kubach
01-18-2011, 08:33 AM
I agree with op. I do use other brands of film, Kodak was/is great.


01-18-2011, 08:48 AM
Thanks for Portra and Ektar 100, truly great stuff.

Christopher Walrath
01-18-2011, 09:01 AM
Kodak and the whole Eastman conglomerate has brought around such large scale advances of such a long period of time that we owe them a debt of gratitude for our passion for photography.

That being said, it is, unfortunately time for some of us to move on as well.

Stephen Frizza
01-18-2011, 09:07 AM
Does S0-339 have a street name?

KODAK PROFESSIONAL Direct Positive B/W Duplicating Film SO-339

A truly Astonishing product! Im so glad we are all getting together and
giving kodak some love!

Jim Jones
01-18-2011, 09:44 AM
Rest In Peace, Kodak. Thanks for my 20,000 Kodachrome slides that still look like new. Thanks for the hundreds of rolls of B&W film and thousands of sheets of paper. Thanks for the technical publications over several decades. Now, Rest In Peace.

01-18-2011, 09:47 AM
I Love Kodak !

I Love Photography, Because Of Kodak Film.

I Love Ektar 100, And Looking Forward To Shooting Some Kodak Ektachrome This Year.


If you love Ektar (as do I), you certainly will love Ektachrome!

Thomas Bertilsson
01-18-2011, 10:22 AM
Kodak product that I really love:
- Kodak TMax 400 - my main film. 80% of everything I shoot in medium format is TMax 400. It is, by far, the most malleable film I know. By changing how I process the film I can get it to do many different things. Changing agitation will help me shape the curve to my liking.
- Kodak TMax 100 and Plus-X - represents the rest of the b&w film I shoot in medium format. Both are lovely films that I enjoy a lot, especially with pinhole work.
- Kodak Portra 400NC - pretty much my only medium format color film, and sadly discontinued. But instead of crying about it I will look forward to trying the new Portra 400.
- Kodak Xtol - my main black and white developer. I use it as replenished and for everything with light hitting the surfaces I photograph directly, it is pretty much unbeatable in my opinion. An outstanding combination of sharpness, grain, acutance, and tonality that suits me perfectly.
- Kodak HC-110 - my developer of choice for flatly lit scenes. This developer helps bring contrast back to flatly lit scenes in a splendid way. Love how long it stores and how versatile it is with its different dilutions and efficiency.

All in all I admire Kodak for a great many things they have invented, and somehow continue to put on the market. I am extremely grateful for the, in my mind, superior products you develop and produce.

- Thomas Bertilsson

Photographer and Kodak lover

01-18-2011, 10:59 AM
If you love Ektar (as do I), you certainly will love Ektachrome!
I wanted to love Ektachrome years ago.
But, Kodachrome wasn't falling for that olde trick ...

Now, I'll have my chance !

01-18-2011, 11:00 AM
The new Kodak Ektar 100 is about the best thing going in color negative film. If I shot more small format cameras, I'd like Kodak a lot more than I do - as it is, I'm peeved at what they're doing with the availability of Tmax 400 in anything bigger than 4x5.

01-18-2011, 11:02 AM

While others fiddled with screen-plates and tri-color cameras, you hired two musicians to develop the world's finest monopack. You revolutionized color printing with your wash-off relief system that evolved into the fabled dye-transfer technique, and well... that was pretty cool.

You made really only one good camera, the Retina, but with it you hailed the 35mm cannister and that deserves a round on me.

I thank you for your stifled and sterile pictures of attractive women dressed up as though they were 20 years older, all in an effort to convince me that I, a simple hobbyist, could probably convince women to pose in front of my camera, maybe even naked someday. (Think 50's Kodak catalogs).

You made those great "Kodak Handbooks" with examples of all your papers and a big stupid picture of a baby on Velour, Super Velour, Super Velourmax, Rippled Velour, and so on. Some examples in those books are now showing signs of improper fixation, but some are not!

Your name's for products are absolutely ridiculous, and you seem to reuse them over, and over, and over, and over again, as if clinging tightly to your beloved trademarks. I respect commitment. But with this tendecy, you have created a new vernacular where words like Ektar, Estar, Ekta-, Dektol, and Selectol-Soft flourish and yet give way just as effortlessly to robotic code like D-19, D-76, HC-110 and TMAX. I feel like an artist and a technician.

Kodak, don't go changing,