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View Poll Results: Regarding Kodak's Film Division if sold. Do you believe it can survive and prosper?

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  • Yes and I would you put my savings in it.

    8 7.41%
  • Yes and I would you work for that new company.

    10 9.26%
  • Yes and I would like to be part of the management team.

    6 5.56%
  • Yes and I will commit to buying 160 square inches (2-rolls), of new stock, every week.

    42 38.89%
  • No

    42 38.89%
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    Would Kodak Sell Film Division?

    Okay, first off, no I haven't got any real info here, but the following post from a different thread (along with all the other moaning about the loss of Kodak films here on APUG) got me thinking.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick View Post
    ...When the highest levels of management at Kodak stated that the film side of their business could disappear tomorrow and they wouldn't care...
    If Ken is right and this is true (and I don't really doubt it), Kodak would probably be happier than heck to sell the film division at a fair price.

    All it would take to prove Kodak's Film Division can be better run and profitable (or not) is some (well, probably a lot of) cash and the willingness of a fair number of us "believers" to make a career change (switch from fairly dependable 9-5 work to high-risk 24/7 work).

    So, any takers?
    Mark Barendt, Ignacio, CO

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    I think the title of this thread needs to be changed—it implies that the film division actually is for sale.
    Charles Hohenstein

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    I changed the title so it doesn't set off panic stations..

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    No, because it keeps the rest of Kodak afloat.

    Would we all be better off if it was separate ? Without a doubt because the management would be more rational and committed to our needs.

    Ian

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    I try not to worry about things that are beyond my control, whatever I feel about it, if it's going to happen I can't stop them.
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    Fair change on the title.
    Mark Barendt, Ignacio, CO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    No, because it keeps the rest of Kodak afloat...
    Motion picture films obviously help a lot and I'd like to know what part of the film division's profit comes from films used in photography. Probably not much... So, let's assume that it's the too large coating facilities that make things hard and Kodak is willing to sell the film division. If so, the buyer would have to invest money in new coating machines, right? Additionally, there would be costs involving transfering production of existing products in these new machines. Do you really think there's anybody out there willing to make that investment?

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    It strikes me that if Kodak's management become aware of this poll on a forum with nearly 39,000 film enthusiasts, and the inevitable outcome considering the questions asked, it will only add to the speed of film's demise.
    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    It strikes me that if Kodak's management become aware of this poll on a forum with nearly 39,000 film enthusiasts, and the inevitable outcome considering the questions asked, it will only add to the speed of film's demise.
    It may add to the speed of the demise of Kodak's film production. This would put Ilford and Fujifilm in a stronger position though.


    Steve.

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    If they decided to keep the current films exactly how they are and if anything brought old ones back I may use them.
    Helping to save analog photography one exposure at a time

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