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    Major event at Kodak

    This will affect us all in some way or another!

    http://www.urban-photography-art.com...ilding-29.html

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    Sad day, but I suppose it is a reflection of the times we live in, but at least 1 building is still producing film,
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    They'd better hang on for another 40 years. I told myself I'd still be shooting on film when I'm 80, and I intend to stick by that!

    Quote Originally Posted by R gould View Post
    Sad day, but I suppose it is a reflection of the times we live in, but at least 1 building is still producing film,
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    Did Kodak make all their film lines in both buildings, or would the remaining one be used solely for their better-selling ones? It would also be interesting to find out how this will affect the availability of 120 and larger formats.

    Back in the heyday of film photography Kodak probably would have cut how much "professional" film they sold to help out their consumer lines, but with most consumers using digital I'd imagine that they'd do just as well churning out their pro products for a while. (At least that would give us all some time to buy $12,000 digital backs for our Bronamiyablads.)

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    Well Chirs, at least I'm closer to 80 than you are. They only need to stay for another 20 for me. It really is so sad that a company that has alwys been such an icon of this country is going away so quickly. Companies that actually care about their workers are getting harder, and harder to find these days. I know that the holy "bottom line" is important, but they should never forget the people in the trencehes that built up the business from the start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    This will affect us all in some way or another!...
    Ron, please elaborate on what, in your opinion, some of those ways will be. Thanks in advance.

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    Sal;

    If I knew, I would post it. All else is speculation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    ...If I knew, I would post it. All else is speculation...
    I understood that and was hoping for your informed speculation.

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    Sal, at this point all I have is uninformed speculation!

    I suspect that the smallest runners might vanish (sizes and product kinds).

    Basically, production capability will be about 1/2 of what it was but if the machines were only running part time, this is a good thing because now 1 machine can run full time. It means a lot of people are out of work.

    Basically it is a mixed blessing. But, it does bring us 1 step closer to the end.

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