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    Quote Originally Posted by pbromaghin View Post
    And there really isn't much coming out of them for us to talk about.
    This page seems mighty active, actual photographers making actual photographs on actual Kodak film and actually getting published. Now if all folks want to talk about is tech and gear, well then beyond the price hike on TMY in 4x5, yeah, there is not much going on there....

    I don't know anymore either what is to happen to Kodak film, if they are gnawing away at master rolls with an aim to coat more. I simply love the products and hope it sticks around for another 5-10 years...
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    I though KA owned Harrow (inUK) which is involved with some non film coating?

    It would probably be difficult and expensive to make Trix or Doublex at Harrow but alternates are more grim? Unless you like Ilford and Forma more...

    That was the question the FND people did not ask the KA marketing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick View Post
    when the current EK contract for large volume MP runs out and it's time to sell or dismantle the manufacturing infrastructure, will KA be interested in buying and operating it?
    I think that's exactly right.

    EK was set up to serve a market about 99,999 times bigger than the market that currently exists.

    From what I can gather, Ilford has found a niche for B&W products, and is "right sized" to the reality of the level of sales that currently exists.

    The question is whether this new Kodak cum Kodak Alaris model is similarly "right sized". Personally, I doubt it. Even if, in the reasonably near future, Kodak decides to get out of film manufacturing and offers to sell off all the equipment and IP, my sense is that everything about how they produce the product is scaled wrong for the future.
    I shoot digital when I have to (most of those shots end up here) and film (occasionally one of those shots ends up here) when I want to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omaha View Post
    The question is whether this new Kodak cum Kodak Alaris model is similarly "right sized". Personally, I doubt it. Even if, in the reasonably near future, Kodak decides to get out of film manufacturing and offers to sell off all the equipment and IP, my sense is that everything about how they produce the product is scaled wrong for the future.
    The example of the current state of affair at Ferrania shows that there might be a chance for small scale production even on the premises of a large plant. Of course this very much depends on the local situation which is very beneficial at the Ferrania plant.

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    We need to remember that Kodak Alaris is already "right" sized for current markets for Kodak colour paper. It may be that their intention is to devote substantial efforts to preserving and revitalizing that market.
    They do, after all, actually manufacture that product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    We need to remember that Kodak Alaris is already "right" sized for current markets for Kodak colour paper. It may be that their intention is to devote substantial efforts to preserving and revitalizing that market.
    They do, after all, actually manufacture that product.
    This does nothing to help Kodak film though, so I dont see how this can be of any comfort.

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    it means they coat silver halide emulsion... a big step to making a KA film eg a simple c41...

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    Ah, I get it now. Let's hope that this turns out to be true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post
    This does nothing to help Kodak film though, so I dont see how this can be of any comfort.
    It is a lot of comfort to me - I much prefer silver halide based colour prints to inkjet based colour prints.
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    I made the switch to Ilford when they announced that 8x10 TMY would become a special order item. I'm so glad I did. Kodak matters to me now about as much as Justin Beiber.
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