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    Kodak's statement regarding its B/W film

    Here's what Kodak says about its film on it's website:

    EXHIBIT YOUR CREATIVITY WITH KODAK PROFESSIONAL BLACK-AND-WHITE FILMS.
    No one helps you achieve your artistic vision like Kodak. That’s why great shooters have insisted upon KODAK PROFESSIONAL Black-and-White Films for decades. Our full range of black-and-white film lets you add power, subtlety, mystery, or reality to your photography and achieve your own distinctive look. After all, you have a special passion for your art, and Kodak is committed to supporting it. See for yourself by experimenting with our films today.

    http://www.kodak.com/global/en/profe...iteIndex.jhtml

    I especially like the "Kodak is committed to supporting it" portion of the statement. Is Kodak NOT to be believed while Fuji IS? My point is that both companies make great products and both companies claim to be committed to analog photography with equally touching and sentimental ad copy. So, shouldn't we send thank you notes to both Fuji and Kodak and not just Fuji as some other threads have suggested?
    "A certain amount of contempt for the material employed to express an idea is indispensable to the purest realization of this idea." Man Ray

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    Show your support by buying the products you like. I like some Kodak, Fuji, and Ilford products so I buy them. I'm not one for brand loyalty.

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    Leave fear out of the equation and accept the fact that we as photographers (particularly LF and ULF) have more films available to us now than in a very long time and that condition is not going to change anytime soon. Folks that want to drop a ton of money on digital to the nth power have not rendered conventional materials obsolete and will not do so in the foreseable future and that is a very good thing.

    Keep shooting, encourage others to do the same and share your passion with photography to let others participate in this wonderful form of visual expression.

    "The more things change the more they stay the same."

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by L Gebhardt
    Show your support by buying the products you like. I like some Kodak, Fuji, and Ilford products so I buy them. I'm not one for brand loyalty.
    Me either. And don't forget about Foma and Efke.

    I liked how in Pop Photo's March issue they had a big salute to film and basically said, "Work with what works best for you."

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    Wait a sec.. didn't they say they were going to discontinue film production? Or was that just b&w paper? Thought I heard something awful about their chems too...

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    THEY didn't say anything, other than about B/W paper...But Kodak didn't say anything about chems or film!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Digidurst
    Wait a sec.. didn't they say they were going to discontinue film production? Or was that just b&w paper? Thought I heard something awful about their chems too...
    It was their moron of a CEO pronouncing 'Film is dead...' which caused all the uproar.


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    I don't have any problem with Kodak, they just don't make any products that I use on a regular basis - although I am considering trying the Ektachrome VS100 again (now that Velvia 50 is gone).

    But, there is one difference I saw in Fuji's statement that I didn't see in Kodak's - that film is superior to digital for some uses.
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    Robert,

    If you try the E100VS again, shoot it at ISO 80 and process normally, which is what I do and I have been far happier with the saturation and evenness of the exposure.

    Dave

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    There's a very upbeat interview with Colette Scott, Worldwide Manager of the Education Segment of Kodak's Entertainment Imaging Division (does she fit all that on her business card?) about Super-8 film in the Nov/Dec 2005 issue of _Super 8 Today_ (www.super8today.com). They have a full page ad for Vision 2 stock on the back cover of the magazine as well.
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
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