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    Some Reassuring News from Ilford!

    Gloom and doom that reflect real world facts which lead to worry and disappointment need a good, and reliable counter. Here is one:

    http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Il...products-13162
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    Nice to hear, but ya got to think that if it came down to it and they couldn't pay their bills they'd be up the creek like all the rest. I guess business must be pretty good tho. That's good to hear.
    Btw, scroll down the page and look on the left about classic cameras being in high demand.
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    IlfordPhoto have less alternative ways to go than the Big Three...

    And as Wayne said, their way seems to pay off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waynecrider View Post
    Btw, scroll down the page and look on the left about classic cameras being in high demand.
    Classic cameras are just so awesome! Glad to see reassurance from Ilford. I love their papers.
    Helping to save analog photography one exposure at a time

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    Well, I personally haven't bashed Kodak As many around here are porbably tired of me saying, I love Kodak.
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    In the past I have seen statements just like this from companies & days later they have done a complete turn around. Kodak are famous for this, that is why they basically have no company worth salvaging.

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    steve

    o, ok ...
    its too bad they canned pop centennial!

    now that i got that overwith,
    i am happy to know ilford is doing OK ...

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    In 1974, when I was 20 years old, my college job was at Disneyland. Film photography was in its glory years and I, wanting to record the behind-the-scenes activities of my coworkers and friends, decided to purchase a 35mm SLR.

    Being a student, as were all of the other employees, I had little money. But while everyone else was buying Minolta SRT-101s and the like, I bit hard and bought a Nikon F2. Got the 55mm f/1.2 as well, since I worked a lot of night shifts.

    After only a few weeks of use I came to the realization that this is what I wanted to do for fun. In fact, I knew then - that very first summer - that this was to be my retirement hobby. I have never waivered from that decision. Kodak has waivered. Fuji has waivered. Agfa has waivered. But I have not.

    So I just want to say thanks to Mr. Brierley, Mr. Galley, the other managing directors, and all the employees at Ilford, for that commitment. It's not a guarantee of product availability forever. But it is a guarantee of their desire to provide product availability for the foreseeable future. That means a lot.

    Why?

    Because if circumstances eventually dictate that individual products must be killed, or black-and-white photography must die entirely, then I know that in Ilford's case it will have been as a last resort, not as a first resort. I know that you are not looking to eventually get out of the business, but rather to stay in it for as long as is possible.

    You guys are the reason I continue to pour money into my darkroom, and purchase as much of your product as I can.

    Ken

    P.S. February 6 in the slideshow below is a photograph made with that same camera and lens I purchased in 1974...
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    "When making a portrait, my approach is quite the same as when I am portraying a rock. I do not wish to impose my personality upon the sitter, but, keeping myself open to receive reactions from his own special ego, record this with nothing added: except of course when I am working professionally, when money enters in,—then for a price, I become a liar..."

    — Edward Weston, Daybooks, Vol. II, February 2, 1932

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    I know....I was just making a point. It is dissapointing that the APUG people often bash these companies so much....We should be celebrating them and celebrating our craft!
    Helping to save analog photography one exposure at a time

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    And just a couple month ago Fuji said it would be the last man standing.......Hope this statement works out, but the partners won't bleed to death before saying uncle. Neither would any of us.

    Mike

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