Switch to English Language Passer en langue franšaise Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 75,225   Posts: 1,659,732   Online: 919
      
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 31
  1. #11
    CGW
    CGW is offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    2,797
    Quote Originally Posted by Rudeofus View Post
    It's Q3 now, almost 6 months after Kodak filed for ch11, and they still coat film! Yes, they did discontinue their comparatively tiny E6 lines (which weren't their main focus anyway), but even under intense financial pressure they hold on to their coating lines. Think about this ....
    My bad. I guess I'm better at thinking than emoting about this.

  2. #12
    Brian C. Miller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Everett, WA
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    495
    Blog Entries
    2
    Images
    13
    At Fujifilm, photo films accounted for less than 1 percent of the company's total sales in fiscal 2011, down from 19 percent in fiscal 2000.
    I wonder at what point was film less than 50% of their gross sales. In 2000, it was 19%. That's not much. I'm guessing that in 2000, film was a much higher percentage of gross sales for EK. Fujifilm was highly diversified before the great decline of film usage.

  3. #13

    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    Shooter
    4x5 Format
    Posts
    539
    Images
    4
    Quote Originally Posted by Henning Serger View Post
    Hello dear film friends,

    just as an information (and without comment):

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb2...l#.UAmKn6CT9ju

    Best regards,
    Henning
    The strength of the commitment to film is clarified in this release:

    http://www.bjp-online.com/british-jo...essional-films

  4. #14

    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    127.0.0.1
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    604
    Error 404 on that link, Mark_S.


    Page Not Found
    We're sorry, we can't find the page that you are looking for.

    If you would like to report this error, please email what has happened and the link to: customerservices@incisivemedia.com

    Otherwise, please click back to the previous page you were visiting and use the search box in the top right of the page to find what you are looking for.

    Again, apologies for the absence of this page.

  5. #15
    E76
    E76 is offline
    E76's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Shooter
    Instant Films
    Posts
    374
    Images
    13
    Here's the correct link: http://www.bjp-online.com/british-jo...essional-films

    Fuji discontinued Velvia 50 in 4x5 and 8x10 and Velvia 100F in all formats just a few days ago.

  6. #16

    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Penfield, NY
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    1,165
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C. Miller View Post
    I wonder at what point was film less than 50% of their gross sales.

    I guess the real question is "I wonder at what point was film less than 50% of their NET sales?"

  7. #17

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    137
    Images
    18
    Trimmed line-up and higher costs for customer?

    F-That

    If a company doesn't market their product, of course sales will slump.

    I think if their sales volume continues to suffer, it will be nothing to do with lack of demand. It will because the companies will push away their current customers.

    You can't just keep trimming your product and charging more to compensate for marketing errors.

  8. #18

    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    127.0.0.1
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    604
    Then we shoot B&W. And when B&W film is gone, we coat and shoot glass plate.

    Or maybe an Impossible-like project will come along, we could be part of it, and we'll make and sell some crappy approximation of today's decent film that we'll nevertheless be happy to shoot, hipster like, but better than nothing. Until we die. And who cares beyond that?

  9. #19
    E76
    E76 is offline
    E76's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Shooter
    Instant Films
    Posts
    374
    Images
    13
    Quote Originally Posted by SkipA View Post
    Then we shoot B&W. And when B&W film is gone, we coat and shoot glass plate.

    Or maybe an Impossible-like project will come along, we could be part of it, and we'll make and sell some crappy approximation of today's decent film that we'll nevertheless be happy to shoot, hipster like, but better than nothing. Until we die. And who cares beyond that?
    I don't know. I doubt it will work out. I love instant film but the Impossible Projects imitations are practically worthless to me. I don't know of any serious photographer who would even consider using it. You'd need a product of at least comparable quality.

  10. #20

    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    127.0.0.1
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    604
    I don't know, E76. I suspect you are mistaken. People create art with the materials that they have available to them. But then, most of us aren't artists. I am probably not even a serious photographer, despite the fact that I shoot all formats and every kind of film from 8x11mm to 8x20 inches. But I have an SX-70. I'm happy to be able to use any instant film I can get for it. I got some great photos of my dog tonight, an old girl, and I fear she won't be with me for much longer. I'm going to treasure these photos. I like photography, even when it's not serious.

    I wouldn't say that Impossible film is an "imitation" of anything. I think they are doing their own thing, marketing to the hipster / Lomo crowd. It seems to be working for them. I'd like better color, sharpness, and saturation, but I'll take what I can get. It can be challenging to get what I consider a "good" photo with Impossible film, but I like a challenge. Go browse their galleries. You will find at least some photos you consider good, imitation film or not.

    For every serious photograher who won't consider using a crappy approximation of today's decent films, I bet there will be 50 casual photographers who will, if that is all that is available to them. The serious photograhers can go explore digital, if that floats their boat. Ugh. I can't think of anything more lifeless and boring.

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



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