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View Poll Results: Which Professional Kodak still film will be the next to die?

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  • Portra 160

    8 6.45%
  • Portra 400

    0 0%
  • Portra 800

    31 25.00%
  • Ektar 100

    6 4.84%
  • T-Max 400

    2 1.61%
  • T-Max 100

    3 2.42%
  • Tri-X 320

    23 18.55%
  • Tri-X 400

    1 0.81%
  • BW400CN

    50 40.32%
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    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 ..
    at least someone understands my sick joke that's not really entirely a joke
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    Quote Originally Posted by fotch View Post
    Negative post.

    Yes.. but only because all of the positive emulsions are already gone.

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    The next Kodak film to die? Place bets now!

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Frizza View Post
    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.
    Is Portra 800 gone? I didn't hear about that. Drat.

    EDIT: Ah, I see now. I was reading and posted the above from my iPhone and didn't see the poll results.

    I probably shouldn't have voted but did, for BW400CN because it's the only one I personally don't care about. It does get better prints on RA4 paper but I don't print black and white on RA4 paper. For me, if I wanted a chromogenic black and white film (and if Ilford made XP2 Super in 4x5 I'd be sorely tempted to lay in some C41 chemistry and switch to it for my all format standard) XP2 is superior. But for those who print on conventional minilab machines (are any of those left?) or scan and print to RA4 paper, the Kodak is superior.

    EDIT II: Well I guess not the ONLY one that wouldn't affect me - I don't generally shoot TMX either but I acknowledge it's a great film. It would be a bad one to lose.
    Last edited by Roger Cole; 10-03-2012 at 12:04 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    POLLS LIKE THIS ARE STUPID AND MEANINGLESS! There I've said it and I feel better.
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    ... so what did you vote for?

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    Depressing to do so, considering our options are steadily diminishing...but my guess would be for BW400CN (although I wonder, too, about the future of Portra 800).

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    TMAX 100

    The grain on TMAX 400 is so fine that even in 16x20 enlargements from medium format, you have to look very close to see any grain. My local shop says that TMY 400 outsells TMX 100 by seven or eight to one.
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    400 is the sweet spot of photography -- has been for 40 years.

    I love portra 800, but think it is going...
    back to the triple-x ranch, where we have big dreams around small fires.

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    A bit morbid and kind of pointless but it doesn't really matter, as it doesn't change anything. TMX will probably go at some point. Great resolution and it's grainless but so what? I like Delta 100 better in that dept. As Parker said above, TMY really is more than good enough to cover all bases, especially moving into medium and large format. For 35 mm, I want some grain and, when I really don't, I shoot digital, or TMY processed in DDX. I bet that sales of TMX are pretty dismal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    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.
    Personally, I've no prob with this survey....no one is making a book on the result, and it just brings out light hearted chat and discussion. The loss of a brand of film is nothing to compare with an actual friend dieing, I know that from recent experience. (Waiting for the first post that "a film is just like an old friend, etc., etc." I also know all that. )
    Last edited by railwayman3; 10-03-2012 at 12:06 PM. Click to view previous post history.



 

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