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    I don't know if you have noticed, but a comment has appeared that uncovers the identity of "the mystery american".
    I've taken a quick look at his web and he is an artist and marketing man.

    http://www.filmferrania.it/news/people-have-the-power


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    Hello all! We just wanted to drop in and say that we have been working furiously over the past few months and we will have an announcement very soon. Stay tuned to our blog and our new social media channels (you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Vimeo - with more to come!). And if you haven't already signed up for our email list, please do it soon...

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    Seemingly having exchanged the ready-made Impossible nest for the Film-Ferrania nest.

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    What really sucks is that Kodak (and apparently now Fuji too) are essentially abandoning film but, as market leaders, they are holding on tight to their knowledge bases, even though they think them economically useless, and not allowing anyone else who might want to try and make a go of it to try, even under strict license. Actual human knowledge prevented from being known, despite the fact the holders of that knowledge don't want to use it anymore. Worse, actual human achievements being kept secret from the annals of history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowblind View Post
    What really sucks is that Kodak (and apparently now Fuji too) are essentially abandoning film but, as market leaders, they are holding on tight to their knowledge bases, even though they think them economically useless, and not allowing anyone else who might want to try and make a go of it to try, even under strict license.
    I have not seen anything that justifies such a statement. In addition, as PE has often pointed out here, such knowledge is NOT a single 'thing' that can be easily moved from point A to point B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowblind View Post
    What really sucks is that Kodak (and apparently now Fuji too) are essentially abandoning film but, as market leaders, they are holding on tight to their knowledge bases, even though they think them economically useless, and not allowing anyone else who might want to try and make a go of it to try, even under strict license. Actual human knowledge prevented from being known, despite the fact the holders of that knowledge don't want to use it anymore. Worse, actual human achievements being kept secret from the annals of history.
    Like that 3 cylinder engine that got 60 miles to the gallon and had 250 horsepower that was invented in the 60's/70's by that race car driver before GM bought the patent from him and then buried it...?

    Yea, companies do smart things...

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    Don't forget the 100 mile-per-gallon carburetor that the oil companies bought up all those years ago!
    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 lxdude View Post
    Don't forget the 100 mile-per-gallon carburetor that the oil companies bought up all those years ago!
    Yea but mines a real story, it was an article in car and driver from like the 70's.

    Such is life...

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowblind View Post
    What really sucks is that Kodak (and apparently now Fuji too) are essentially abandoning film but, as market leaders, they are holding on tight to their knowledge bases, even though they think them economically useless, and not allowing anyone else who might want to try and make a go of it to try, even under strict license. Actual human knowledge prevented from being known, despite the fact the holders of that knowledge don't want to use it anymore. Worse, actual human achievements being kept secret from the annals of history.
    Rubbish film coating process like any manufacturing process is a black art, Kodak could not restart Plusx film manufacture from Harrow UKs plant, if they wanted to unless you gave them a few tens of million pounds.

    They stopped 2005.

    Try the new impossible film it still does not compare with Polariod yet... although it is a lot better.

    It is like getting a man back on the moon again.

    We buried Fotokemia cause we fed a dying yellow dinosaur...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xmas View Post
    Rubbish film coating process like any manufacturing process is a black art, Kodak could not restart Plusx film manufacture from Harrow UKs plant, if they wanted to unless you gave them a few tens of million pounds.

    They stopped 2005.

    Try the new impossible film it still does not compare with Polariod yet... although it is a lot better.

    It is like getting a man back on the moon again.

    We buried Fotokemia cause we fed a dying yellow dinosaur...

    The impossible example is a bad one.

    The reason that the company couldn't immediately make a really good polaroid film was because the old chemists were brought in to work on the new films however they were not allowed to use the same processes as they use with Polaroid because of licensing and patents... If they were allowed to use the same exact process as Polaroid, they would have the same exact stuff Polaroid film today, it's the patents that are owned by someone else that they can't easily procure, it's not financially feasible to buy them, thats preventing them from having the older Polaroid films in stock

    Thought I agree the machines kodak use probably have as much to do with quality as the chemistry behind the emulsions.

    Then again ilford can easily coat the Rollie IR films... So...

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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post

    Then again ilford can easily coat the Rollie IR films... So...
    I thought the Rollei IR films are Agfa product?

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