The sell off continues
Kodak sells British visual effects house Cinesite
Remind me again what happens, near the end of a game of Monopoly, when a player has to start selling his assets to pay rent.
They usually start drinking heavily.
Originally Posted by Old-N-Feeble
Another layoff at EK this week. About 100 more.
Sorry to hear PE, thoughts with your community.
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Perez must be a friggin' lush by now.
Originally Posted by CGW
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.
Perez and execs chomping the good meat. Soon to be only bones left for the rest.
Our only hope is a white knight to take the film and coated products.
Buy, buy, buy, buy KODAK film. Use, use, use, use Kodak paper and chemistry.
Helping to save analog photography one exposure at a time
Very much agree, except...
Originally Posted by Ektagraphic
They discontinued my favorite b&w films (Panatomic-X and Plus-X), my favorite color film (see your avatar), and all of their b&w papers, and other transparency films. So I would if I could, but I can't.
I do still use their KRST selenium toner. And their formula for D-76, which I scratch mix. And I also have some beautiful old Kodak glassware with the classic antique logo on it. In fact, I'm looking to source more antique Kodak darkroom gear. Not as an investment, but just because I think it's so cool. I'd love to get one of their old balance scales in nice condition. I'd even use it for nostalgia's sake.
If they somehow manage to come back in any way as a color film company, I'll be back on board for slides. Even if it's not your avatar. And especially if I can process it at home in a 6-bath kit.
B&W will remain English, however. They were there for me in the darkest days when I really needed them. Plus, their medium and high speed b&w films come in all sizes from 35mm up to the size of my house. I like that.
"When making a portrait, my approach is quite the same as when I am portraying a rock. I do not wish to impose my personality upon the sitter, but, keeping myself open to receive reactions from his own special ego, record this with nothing added: except of course when I am working professionally, when money enters in,—then for a price, I become a liar..."
— Edward Weston, Daybooks, Vol. II, February 2, 1932
It is with great sadness that I read this thread. The value of all my film equipment continues to fall, as the films vanish, and great former Yellow Box God continues to shrink. But a question crossed my mind...
Where is the source of all the film used for reconnaissance purposes by the US Military?! Have recon cameras gone digital, too?
As for the economics over time evolving, I'd like to offer these observations...
- When I was a freshman in college at a private university, I paid $1200 per year in tuition cost. My first job was at $12k per year, or 10 times what I paid in tuition during my freshman year.
- Today, that same university costs $38400 per year just for tuition; can you imagine anyone hoping for $384K per year in salary, let alone one year out of college?!
- Many years ago, we could expect 4% interest on a simple passbook savings account in the bank; our money would double in value at that rate every 18 years. About the rate of inflation.
- Now, we could expect 0.5% interest on a simple passbook savings account in the bank; our money would double in value at that rate every 144 years. But inflation is higher, at about 3.5-4%, so no point in putting any money in the back, inflation eats it up!