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    Quote Originally Posted by Argenticien View Post
    Ilford are just refreshing compared to all the other companies on Earth right now selling you (a) things you don't want bundled with what you do; or (b) what you want but in package 18 times the size you need so you essentially prepay them and incur the inventory carrying cost; or (c) only low-quality goods made in sweat shops even if you're able and willing to buy a high-quality product.
    Or overhyped products that are the gee-whiz-wowee thing until the next one they bring out in a year or two.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Way to go, Ilford!
    Perez should be forced to look at what Ilford is doing, look at their P&L statement, then taken out back and spanked.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Satisfactory news from IlfordPhoto

    Celebrated the good news with a purchase of 4 boxes of 8x10 FP4. Just trying to do my part.

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    Satisfactory news from IlfordPhoto

    I predict ilford will end up buying Kodak for its color division, and discontinue all lines except tri-x and ektar and rebrand them as ilf-x and ektil-CN MAYBE portril.. %-0


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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    I predict ilford will end up buying Kodak for its color division, and discontinue all lines except tri-x and ektar and rebrand them as ilf-x and ektil-CN MAYBE portril.. %-0


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    I just got a box with several different 120 Ilford films in the mail - they're my go-to supplier for b&w because I could rely on them in the past, can rely on them now and will rely on them in the future. They've had their difficulties in the past, took the necessary actions - now see how well it turned out.

    I actually sent them an email yesterday too, congatulating and thanking them for their commitment.

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    Upper management is the answer

    If you ask the question about companies like Eastman Kodak not making it in today's market you'll get between 1 and 100 answers as to why. My answer is upper managements vision of the future. No vision - no future! Simple as that. Others will say it's profit margins. Some companies are not happy making a small profit and drop products simply because there isn't enough profit. Greed also fits into that profit thing to a large extent. I'm going to miss the yellow Gods products, but I don't feel the least bit sorry for them. I do feel sorry for all the hard working employees that got the shaft, but not Kodak as a company. Long live Ilford! This is all just an opinion of course, but one that is based on some real life facts.

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    Even as we speak Simon Galley and his war room staff( It's a bit like the war room in Dr Strangelove - I know as I have been to Mobberley) are sticking Union Jack flags in all the states where he has conquered the market and a very big union Jack Flag is in his hand which is poised over Rochester and I don't mean the small town in the English county of Kent

    Sounds far fetched but both Romney and Obama are in daily contact with him. Despite Ilford's open communication policy, he can't tell you this as he has been sworn to secrecy for the time being but I am under not such constraint from the CIA. It doesn't even know of me. Well, not until now

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    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    Or overhyped products that are the gee-whiz-wowee thing until the next one they bring out in a year or two.
    Yeah sorry, forgot to enumerate that as (d) in my list of annoying corporate behaviours. I suppose in the film world, the manifestation of that behavior would be to release every year or two another strange LOMOgraphy-targeted emulsion with intentionally dodgy quality. I'm of two minds about that, because on the one hand it's Annoying Corporate Behavior (d); but on the other hand, it could be quite a revenue stream that would help subsidize their production of proper film for the rest of us. Anyway Ilford could do only so much of that even if they wanted to, because it would mostly want to be C41, not black & white.

    --Dave

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    I honestly do not see any point in Ilford getting their hands into color anything. They have success with what they're doing so why fix something that isn't broken. One of the problems of Kodak was having too many pots on the stove. KISS has worked so well for ilford (we all know it's not all that simple...) and congrats for proving everyone wrong by doing things your way! Love you guys and keep it up!
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