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    Does Kodak still make film? (Yes, they do)

    Well I think it still does but last Sat I stopped by a local shop and asked for some Kodak film and they said Kodak stopped making film 5 years ago and only selling what they have in stock. Isn't it true. He said he can not get any more Ektar or Portra. I think he didn't say the truth but I am not sure. What do you think?

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    He was not telling the truth. Kodak still makes film. Sorry that you had to deal with this guy, I guess that this kind of misinformation is more and more common now.

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    The person in you local shop is an idiot. Probably just wanted to sell you digital camera rather than dealing with you and actually checking into ordering it for you. Yes, Kodak still makes film. They have C-41 and BW films but they no longer produce E-6 films
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    THe coating machines here are still running and turning out all of the films listed as still in production.

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    Very sad to hear that such a dingus is allowed to work in a camera store. All they need to do is pick up the phone and order some for you. And, if you're a happy customer, you might come back, again and again, securing some nice orders for them in the future.
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    Yeah, I've heard a similar story from a sales person regarding Ilford.....4 years ago......complain, that is the best you can do, because slapping an idiot in public is illegal.

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    Best to always check product availability with the manufacturer first. Sales people in photo stores never know anything about analog products. I've had people tell me all sorts of things are "discontinued" when in fact they are not. I've had this happen with Tri-X and Ilford DDX in the past year.

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    its hard to know what they are still making
    since they haven't advertised film in almost a decade ... or so it seems.

    hopefully when they arise like the phenix from the ashes ..
    they will do better at advertising the products they make and sell.

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    People in photographic stores these days only know from digital.
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    Did he then break into that marvellous song from "High Society" that goes: "Have you heard, it's in the stars, next July we collide with Mars"

    1954/55 I think and I guarantee that Kodak were making film then

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    P.S. we didn't collide with Mars either

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