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Thread: Ilford update

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    Ilford update

    In todays BJP Ilford announce that apart from SFX200 they are retaining all existing lines gradually re-introducing products dropped by the Recievers.

    I'd have posted the link to the BJP online version but the site is still showing last weeks magazine etc and not yet updated.

    More intersting Ilford expect the overall B&W market to shrink further this year before flattening out leaving a core market of "fine-art, student and specialist black& white photographers". Or to put it another way people like us here on this forum.

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    Good News!!!

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    Ian, I talked with all the new directors at Focus last week and they tell me that all will be back to normal in about 6 to 8 weeks including ID11 and Ilfochrome.
    "Digital circuits are made from analogue parts"
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    Les,

    That only leaves the question, what is normal in this market today?

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    Great news! I was worried about 120 Pan F Plus more than anything else in the Ilford line. Now I can relax a little.

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    big relief!

    Although I've switched film and developer,I absolutely LOVE MGIV.
    To me,it looks almost toned-as opposed to my old neutral tone paper.
    A common mistake people made when designing something completely foolproof was to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

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    Both said by Doug Adams

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    Anyone have any ideas as to what this is going to do for us in the long run? Prices? up/down, same??

    Guess I better grab some SFX200 before it goes away..

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    Other than fine art and students - who else uses B&W materials anyway? Everyone is using Chromogenic films and digital already. I figure the market is stable now with possibilities of people returning on a backlash. Some folks (not many) are noticing the difference.
    My photos are always without all that distracting color ...

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    Frank,

    "Other than fine art and students - who else uses B&W materials anyway?"

    Thousands of ordinary people like me (photography supports my studies, but it´s not a part of the courses) and others I know? And don´t forget - the bulk of bw is used by administrations all over the world for documentation/archival storage, in speed traps, by the military in reconnaissance etc.pp.

    Sorry to be so blunt - but "Fine Art" actually isn´t what keeps these companies running.
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    Also, the fine art wannabe's.

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