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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    The Eastman House store sells T=Shirts, Books, Hats and Movie Posters among other things, but no photographic items at all. In the basement, in the labs it is a different story.

    AFAIK, Kodak is frankly indifferent to the situation regarding camera stores in Rochester. Rowe Photo is all digital now.

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    Actually the museum store has a film selection that puts many "pro" stores to shame. Add that to free parking, and a nice cafe - who could want more.
    I am sure if more students used that as a resource for supplied they would carry whatever those students needed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick View Post
    Guess that explains the $5.00 sale on Fred Picker video DVDs.

    And the complete shutting down of the Fidelity/Regal/Lisco film holder business they owned.



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    So... Does that mean my film holders are worth more now?

    Or that when I want 8x10 holders I will have to pay more?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xmas View Post
    Well when Jacobs folded in the UK the next week they reopened some of the stores with skeleton staffs selling the stock at fire sale/clearance prices.

    So I really had to help them, ...
    I bet the employees never got paid for that work...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CatLABS View Post
    Actually the museum store has a film selection that puts many "pro" stores to shame. Add that to free parking, and a nice cafe - who could want more.
    I am sure if more students used that as a resource for supplied they would carry whatever those students needed...
    IDK what shop you frequent there, but I just got back from GEH a few hours ago. No film there. I ate in the Cafe. The place was jammed with children on tour but the cafe was nearly empty. Chris and Nick and I had a nice quite lunch with Fred (prof_pixel) and then went back to work on the workshop for next week.

    No film in sight. Were you last there about 50 years ago?

    Oh, they sell my book but are out of it right now, and I said hi to the store manager who stopped into the cafe for something to drink. So, I am not a stranger there. I also have a collection of t-shirts and sweat shirts with the GEH logo.

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    PE, the Eastman House store has a few Lomo & Holga type cameras plus other optical things way in the back, and they do sell some film and Kodak disposable cameras. They're right behind the checkout counter, hanging on the wall. Don't seem to be big sellers though.

    Elsewhere in our erstwhile Photo City, Rowe Photo, Scott's Photo and Lumiere Photo all have limited selections of chemicals, paper and film. Most pharmacies and big box stores have a few 35mm rolls on display and still offer processing, but the pickings are very thin.

    It's my understanding that Scott's Photo actually does C41 processing for Kodak because EK no longer has any on-site facilities. As for E6, there's only one guy in town who does commercial batch processing on special order.

    A strange turn of events. That's why I'll be at your AZO workshop next week!

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    Kodak never seemed to care to market in Rochester, at least they didn't when I was there in the 80s and early 90s. Tried to get some donations for the Community Darkroom on Monroe but no go. Got a tabletop Ciba machine though. Sad about Calumet. A lot of people got started with LF on a calumet view. I sure did. Really feel for the staff.

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    Lee, looking forward to seeing you Monday AM. The quote from above is "a film selection that puts many "pro" stores to shame" and that is not so. Yes, they do sell film and disposable cameras! But not a big selection compared to t-shirts.


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    You guys in the Eastman House crowd--you guys sure do know how to rough it. I figure some of you guys are probably somewhere near my Dad's age, and can't REALLY know how to "hang it up", about like my Pop who can't get away from it either. My Dad is an insurance man by profession, and a top notch one. He always cared about the customer first and the claim adjusters after the fire, and a golfer by recreation. As much as I've tried to be a chip off the old block, the idea of being out on the golf course and hanging around the pro shop for recreation makes me think about more pleasurable things, like hanging around the dentist office, waiting for my turn. If I lived in Rochester, I'd have probably spent the greater part of my life hanging around the place up there. More power to you guys. And believe me, being on the golf course is more work than chopping a pickup load of firewood. (I'd rather do that, too).

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    What Calumet actually say: “Right now, we are developing plans for a return to the US market with retail locations and an online presence." After all the stores in the UK and Europe are thriving and staying open.

    It seems that it's the loss of a financial backer which prevented their proposed re-structuring is the reason for the closure.

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    Well, they've now removed the official Facebook page as well, which was where, in a past statement, they were going to announce their plans for return/restructuring/liquidation. This bodes poorly.



 

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