Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 73,655   Posts: 1,623,668   Online: 1075
      
Page 23 of 26 FirstFirst ... 1317181920212223242526 LastLast
Results 221 to 230 of 254
  1. #221
    kb3lms's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Reading, PA USA
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    759
    Images
    5
    Where do you suppose motion picture film will be made?
    Building 38

    Motion picture film isn't being sold and don't forget about medical imaging film. Surely plenty of that is still coated to be sold through Carestream.

    Nobody said that Kodak was still going to be doing the manufacturing, though. My bets are on them divesting the coating operation and setting up a contract for finished goods at a preferred price like they did with Eastman Gelatin. That operator will have the market on selling the flagship still photography films.

    I'm thinking this is about no less than shedding themselves of the remnants of Kodak Park and, of course, the employees and costs that go with it.

    The other shoe hasn't dropped yet.
    All this has happened before, and all this will happen again.

  2. #222
    Photo Engineer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    24,097
    Images
    65
    Fred, if this is a trial balloon, the Von Hindenberg came to mind right off!

    PE

  3. #223
    RattyMouse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Shanghai, China
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,486
    Images
    73
    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    Fred, if this is a trial balloon, the Von Hindenberg came to mind right off!

    PE
    That's not what we want to hear PE!!!!

  4. #224
    Roger Cole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Suburbs of Atlanta, GA USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    4,514
    Quote Originally Posted by PKM-25 View Post
    Noted.....20 more 5 liter packs of Xtol in my B&H basket.
    You can readily get other brands of "Xtol in all but name" anyway.

    There's almost nothing sold under the Kodak brand of chemicals any more that isn't available virtually the same elsewhere. The only exception I can think of is HC110.

  5. #225

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    851
    Kodak RA-R/T RA-4 chemistry is pretty unique... not completely, but I don't know of a similiar easy-to-get source of something identical... (e.g. Fuji ? who else makes RA-4 chems? Does Champion sell direct? Trebla?)

    Agreed about X-tol though.

  6. #226
    Terry Christian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Memphis, TN
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    622
    Images
    19
    Actually, Roger, Freestyle markets a Legacy Pro brand product, L110, which is a copycat of HC-110. I haven't used it so I can't attest to its worth, but:

    http://www.freestylephoto.biz/10190-...Make-2-Gallons

  7. #227

    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    San Clemente, California
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,219
    Quote Originally Posted by kb3lms View Post
    ...In my experience with corporate deals, very little is done by "rolling the dice."...
    Kodak's executive management has been running the company via dice rolling for quite some time.

  8. #228

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Shooter
    8x10 Format
    Posts
    3,201
    Roger - one thing that keeps me loyal to the Kodak chemistry brand is the very consistent qualtity.
    I prefer their RA4 chemistry to the various do-it-yourself kits (though Fuji/Hunt may be equally good,
    and I haven't tried any Arista private label product yet). HC-110 is fairly complicated to replicate,
    though this too has been allegedly done. But why bother? Hopefully, this will be true of film as well.
    Someone else will own the business and run it with the attention it deserves, but otherwise, the
    quality will be kept intact. But I do agree that manufacturing buyouts are a roll of the dice - more
    often than not the purchasers are idiots with a bunch of MBA consultants whose only real world experience is behind a Starbucks counter. But I do know a number of positive stories too, where a
    bankrupt company or division came out much better in the long run.

  9. #229
    lxdude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Redlands, So. Calif.
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    6,827
    Quote Originally Posted by DREW WILEY View Post
    I do know a number of positive stories too, where a
    bankrupt company or division came out much better in the long run.
    Like say...Ilford!
    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.

  10. #230

    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Enroute
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,004
    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Cole View Post
    You can readily get other brands of "Xtol in all but name" anyway.

    There's almost nothing sold under the Kodak brand of chemicals any more that isn't available virtually the same elsewhere. The only exception I can think of is HC110.
    Yeah, just as easy to order Xtol now and not have to think about it for awhile. I now have a total of 30 x 5L packs, should be good for quite some time.
    Last edited by PKM-25; 08-24-2012 at 01:23 PM. Click to view previous post history.
    "I'm the freak that shoots film. God bless the freaks!" ~ Mainecoonmaniac ~



 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin