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    You are not going to coat your own film.
    Agreed, why not? Done all the time.
    All this has happened before, and all this will happen again.

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    Ummm, done it and will do it again.

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    Perhaps RattyMouse meant that there will not be a need to rather than you won't be able to.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    Perhaps RattyMouse meant that there will not be a need to rather than you won't be able to.


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    Or referring to colour film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diapositivo View Post
    China is such a huge market that at the moment is basically what make the Ferrari or the Bösendorfer of this planet work. If a Lomo craze emerged in China, that would lift many Ilfords, and if colour film gets a renewed interest, that would keep colour film alive alone.
    I find that an interesting thought. The new 100 Lomo films, Orca and Color Tiger, come from China. I don't know about the 35mm or 120 films Lomo sells. Maybe the prople there will get as enthused as some of the Lomo fans. While, IMHO, most of the photos on the Lomo site are just crappy snapshots, they are using film and processing, so we can too.
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    This isn't a verifiable fact, but during the California gold rush during the 1800s, the miners were so busy panning gold, that they couldn't do laundry. Some of the laundry was sent to China. What if C-41 wasn't available here in the US anymore? Maybe the Chinese want to process C-41. There are many cheap products sold on Meritline that is shipped directly from China. There's a general perception that China only makes shoddy cheap good. Not so. Just look at the high quality Iphone made in Shenzhen. I think China is capable of high quality C-41 processing also.

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    Kodak helped China build a modern film plant there. Even so, they were not able to meet the stringent QC demands of EK (AFAIK) and Kodak backed out of the agreement. But, at the same time, China was jumping from film directly to digital and this has only sped up.

    IMHO, I think that in a few years, China will be rather disinterested in film products for the most part. If they are in it, it will be at some low level to meet demands. It will involve no high level product design or improvement.

    How do you like the films from China right now? Expect more of the same with slight improvements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    Kodak helped China build a modern film plant there. Even so, they were not able to meet the stringent QC demands of EK (AFAIK) and Kodak backed out of the agreement. But, at the same time, China was jumping from film directly to digital and this has only sped up.

    IMHO, I think that in a few years, China will be rather disinterested in film products for the most part. If they are in it, it will be at some low level to meet demands. It will involve no high level product design or improvement.

    How do you like the films from China right now? Expect more of the same with slight improvements.

    PE
    The lack of interest reportedly has been around for a few years. Acceptable quality dev/print service and a reasonable selection of film are getting harder to find, with the exception of HK. If anything, QC on Chinese-made film materials has never been their most notable feature.

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    I find this thread kinda like asking if burger stands will save steakhouses. If you want Kodak or Fuji quality level of color film to survive, then you should be placing your money on a horse already in the race. Qualitatively, not much survives the shift to China, even if they were interested. One of
    the most abused terms in our neo-language is "outsourcing" - more often than not, it's a synonym
    for "bait and switch".

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    Quote Originally Posted by DREW WILEY View Post
    I find this thread kinda like asking if burger stands will save steakhouses. If you want Kodak or Fuji quality level of color film to survive, then you should be placing your money on a horse already in the race. Qualitatively, not much survives the shift to China, even if they were interested. One of
    the most abused terms in our neo-language is "outsourcing" - more often than not, it's a synonym
    for "bait and switch".
    Apple makes it work, for the obvious reason of screaming demand for its products. But film?



 

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