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    I just went to Fujifilm's global web site (fujifilm.com not fujifilmusa.com) and was confronted with an online survey about their web site and products. It's always nice to have an official place to whinge

    What I find rather interesting about Freestyle's announcement is the part where Acros 100 is suggested as a replacement for Neopan 400. Someone somewhere is a tad ignorant of film speeds and their practical application in film choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molli View Post
    I just went to Fujifilm's global web site (fujifilm.com not fujifilmusa.com) and was confronted with an online survey about their web site and products. It's always nice to have an official place to whinge

    What I find rather interesting about Freestyle's announcement is the part where Acros 100 is suggested as a replacement for Neopan 400. Someone somewhere is a tad ignorant of film speeds and their practical application in film choice.
    Nope, this is just their style. They know full well that its not a replacement but at this point they could care less what speed you need to shoot it.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clayne View Post
    Nope, this is just their style. They know full well that its not a replacement but at this point they could care less what speed you need to shoot it.
    it's more of a loosey goosey style then... one could say it's more of a "free-style" of operating...

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    Quote Originally Posted by clayne View Post
    Nope, this is just their style. They know full well that its not a replacement but at this point they could care less what speed you need to shoot it.
    They will recommend another of their products before suggesting a competitor's product. Kodak suggested their own negative film to replace the Ektachromes, not Fuji transparency film.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    They will recommend another of their products before suggesting a competitor's product. Kodak suggested their own negative film to replace the Ektachromes, not Fuji transparency film.
    I wonder what Kodak recommended as a replacement when they killed off the infrared films...

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    Quote Originally Posted by madgardener View Post
    I wonder what Kodak recommended as a replacement when they killed off the infrared films...
    Tri-X of course... haha

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    When all Kodak films disappear they will recommend their inkjet printers as replacement.

    I guess Fujifilm will recommend face cream?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wblynch View Post
    When all Kodak films disappear they will recommend their inkjet printers as replacement.

    I guess Fujifilm will recommend face cream?
    No: a bike. See: http://www.fujibikes.com/
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    Kodak no longer makes inkjet printers.
    I know the CEO kept saying that was the future of Kodak but like all the other bright ideas it was a money losing operation.

    http://www.geek.com/news/kodak-to-st...nters-1519215/

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianmquinn View Post
    Kodak no longer makes inkjet printers.
    I know the CEO kept saying that was the future of Kodak but like all the other bright ideas it was a money losing operation.

    http://www.geek.com/news/kodak-to-st...nters-1519215/
    Ironically they did come with more ink and weren't terrible printers... they've just lost their quality edge, and canon for examples was much better known for quality in printers, and they marketed to the lower class buyers who just go to HP for everything because they LOOK flashier even though the kodak's were probably better, kodak needs a huge re-design, in fact, they should probably think of changing their name, seriously, they hold onto their namesake because they feel it's a strong name but in this market, kodak is no longer viewed with respect (IMO) and they need an entire re-branding to stay afloat. New font, new color scheme (yes yellow isn't working anymore). I'm not saying I WANT this... I'm saying this is what will help them in the future. When I see Kodak I no longer think quality, I think cheap ugly throw away cameras and cheap printers ... their paper and film is still good but no one really uses that stuff anymore (in the sense of caring enough to buy kodak over another brand with the exception of us, the pro photographers, in the same sense except higher end photo labs, and I've also bought some really cheap bad kodak print paper, I don't know what it was, but it wasn't good at all...

    Sorry that was a rant and sort of OT but also on point to the current conversation about discontinuation and longevity of a company line... I get so riled up over Kodak because I WANT them to be better, to survive, I know I bitch a lot about them, but I want them to make it, that's why I get so annoyed when they do a lot of stupid things, pricing themselves out of the buyers market on good products and underpricing and under-desligning shitty products... in fact, perhaps they should split their lines of products, their good quality stuff should retain one name, and their cheapo stuff should have another name to differentiate from the really good stuff. Some people want a Toyota, some want a Lexus ... same brand... different class' but both sell well to their markets...

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