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    Quote Originally Posted by rich815 View Post
    Actually being big gives economies of scale that make producing film cheaper ad easier to break even.
    That's what Kodak thought. That only works if they can sell what they make.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by rich815 View Post
    And Kodak came to the digital world too late and was betting too much on film getting too late a start towards digital cameras.
    Actually Kodak was one of the early digi innovators.
    They supplied sensors to many other camera makers.

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    They just lost the third director this week. Two resigned earlier in the week and a third resigned today. More turmoil and tumultous times will follow, I'm sure.

    The latest former director:

    http://investor.kodak.com/phoenix.zh...vBio&ID=100572

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    ... of course, she could just be p'd off becuase the board elected a younger lady, also named Laura, to be Pres of the Board. Could be an emotional reaction...

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemuir View Post
    Actually Kodak was one of the early digi innovators.
    They supplied sensors to many other camera makers.
    Yes, supplying others. They did not dive head first in like many others did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rich815 View Post
    Yes, supplying others. They did not dive head first in like many others did.
    Yes, I guess we better not mention the 14n/c

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    Fuji has done what had to be done...
    Last edited by NB23; 12-30-2011 at 07:30 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemuir View Post
    Yes, I guess we better not mention the 14n/c
    Read for yourself:

    http://www.venik4.com/2011/01/kodak-...tent-trolling/

    "It turned out that if you wanted to survive in the digital photography era, you needed to grow beyond film, and paper, and CCDs, and Flash drives, and printers. Kodak needed to stop being a chemical company and become an electronics company. The timid steps Kodak made in that direction with itís Nikon-based DSLR and the acquisition of Chinon Industries were not followed up with more determined actions."

    "Over the years Kodak designed a range of advanced DSLRs based on Nikon 35-mm cameras, culminating in 2002 with the 14-megapixel DCS-14n Ė an excellent and relatively inexpensive ($5,000 vs Canonís EOS-1D at $8,000) professional DSLR based on the Nikon F80. And this is where Kodak screwed up once again: it made an executive assumption that the rest of us non-professional photographers couldnít possibly be interested in an inexpensive DSLR. Canon and Nikon thought otherwise."
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    ... of course, she could just be p'd off becuase the board elected a younger lady, also named Laura, to be Pres of the Board. Could be an emotional reaction...
    Ya'll better throw in a few smilies quick, before your wife sees that and deletes, that is scratches, that inch.

    You might have to worry more about Minus-X.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Existing Light View Post
    What I worry about is the avaliability of the raw materials used to make film. When there's so little demand for some key components of roll film and sheet film
    In the Old days Kodak made every part of the film, including the yellow box It came in. I don't think that the makers today are quire taht itegrated, but the saving grace may be that most components are simalar to items used in other industries. Someone posted here that Fujifilm makes a plastic coated film used for Flat screen Tv sets in the same plant as they coat Photographic film for example - if this is correct it makes it easier for them to justify keeping that plant available to run a batch of Photofilm every now and then..

    I read the 2010 annual report from AGFA http://www.agfa.com/global/en/main/i...orts/index.jsp where they said that the materials division was actively seeking all sorts of new applications for Polyester film base, coated with what ever the customer needs. But "graphics" (supplies for printing) was 50% of their revenue while Speciality products (film in all its Glory) was less than 10%

    Some of the Stranger chemicals are basilica made to order anyway, and need the same sort of Infrastructure that Drug manufacture needs.
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