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    Some speculation surrounding Kodak (nothing firm)

    http://www.whec.com/news/stories/s1875306.shtml

    Not a very positive article, I'm afriad (and not a great way to start the weekend, either.)

    In a nutshell, there's been lots of activity with Kodak's stock and someone? thinks Kodak might sell its film business.

    What are peoples thoughts on this? Does it have a bit of a barnyard aroma to it?
    Those who know, shoot film

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    Maybe somebody who knows what to do with the division will get a hold of it, and it could be better for us. Or someone could get it and tank it even faster than it is going now. I am torn. My opinion would depend on who the buyer is.
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    As long as there is Tri X I'm good.
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    I would welcome their selling their film division, because they are clearly not very invested in it themselves. No one will buy just the film division without plans or at least the desire, to make a go of it. Selling the company in its entirety does scare me, it reminds me of what happened to Polaroid, and that was very ugly.

    There are lots of possible outcomes and many of them poor, but it does not look like there is much hope that Kodak will try to figure out how to survive as a boutique analog photo company while a buyer might actually be interested in trying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dehk View Post
    As long as there is Tri X I'm good.
    Agree, and also the porta films. I would love to see Ilford purchase this and keep it going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dehk View Post
    As long as there is Tri X I'm good.
    Haha, that was my first thought

    Ilford buying it - that would essentially guarantee us film forever
    Those who know, shoot film

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    What Kodak still sells film? I wouldn't know as I haven't used there stuff for decades.
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    Think you're all whistling in the dark. Film consumers are not their priority, as should be evident by now.

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    It's obvious that they are going to offload/rationalise the film and chem division - just as I get to use and like x-tol it will be sold and discontinued!!!

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    Even if it's sold off, the bulk of the business would still be serving Hollywood, and not us. If it means the whole film/entertainment group, we'd still be bottom of the totem pole.

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