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    Tri-X will be $9.50 a roll now in Japan! Absolutely amazing how Kodak is positioning themselves in the market.

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    I am trying to make a neutral statement here which is: that I think we can rely on Rattymouse to bring us the latest "news" on Kodak. Of course separating the messenger from the message on any thread can always be difficult and in anything connected with Kodak it is becoming double difficult

    I think I have made another British understatement

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    Quote Originally Posted by pentaxuser View Post
    I am trying to make a neutral statement here which is: that I think we can rely on Rattymouse to bring us the latest "news" on Kodak. Of course separating the messenger from the message on any thread can always be difficult and in anything connected with Kodak it is becoming double difficult

    I think I have made another British understatement

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    You poor, poor baby. The internet is no place for fragile craven souls such as yourself.

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    Even if the price goes up, I'll continue shooting Tri-X, because I like the way it looks. Maybe I'll shoot it differently, if it gets too expensive, but it has to get pretty outrageous before I rule it out on the basis of cost.

    I gave up on 8x10" Polaroid when it was getting to be over $15 an exposure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb View Post
    Even if the price goes up, I'll continue shooting Tri-X, because I like the way it looks. Maybe I'll shoot it differently, if it gets too expensive, but it has to get pretty outrageous before I rule it out on the basis of cost.

    I gave up on 8x10" Polaroid when it was getting to be over $15 an exposure.
    I can't imagine what a Polaroid shot at that size must have looked like. I'm sure it was fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post
    You poor, poor baby. The internet is no place for fragile craven souls such as yourself.
    True and said, I feel, with the kind of Schadenfreude that you apply so well to anything Kodak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb View Post
    I gave up on 8x10" Polaroid when it was getting to be over $15 an exposure.
    Yikes. I just spent that for 20 sheets of doesn't-even-exist-yet 4x5 New55 sheet film.



    (Well, OK. Not really just for the 20 sheets. Rather for the elephant to try to stand up and start walking. And there's not even a guarantee of that. But still...)

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    "They are the proof that something was there and no longer is. Like a stain. And the stillness of them is boggling. You can turn away but when you come back they’ll still be there looking at you."

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    8x10" Polaroid was beautiful stuff. There was nothing quite like Type 809. At the end, speculators started buying it up and selling it on eBay. I think there were boxes that went for upwards of $25 an exposure at the peak, and retailers that had any left were also raising the price to around $20 an exposure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post
    Tri-X will be $9.50 a roll now in Japan! Absolutely amazing how Kodak is positioning themselves in the market.
    Well it depends on what you pay for Fuji or Ilford by this fall - because in my shop

    http://www.silverprint.co.uk/Product...asp?PrGrp=2241

    Trix is comparable in GBP already Ja and USA prices have been cheap.

    The only Trix I have ever bought is the 220 but it has gone years ago.

    HP5+ is only cheaper in bulk

    http://www.silverprint.co.uk/Product...asp?PrGrp=2235

    I use rebrands and cine film already some short ends some decades old.

    Your increases are Kodak Alaris Yen %s Eastman Kodak upped all the cine materials and film 15% in Jan14. Alaris should have had agreements with EK when they spun off so more than 15% is possibly either supply chain risk management or KA greed or both.

    Resellers might reduce stock holdings and increase margins.

    So Id expect some panic buying of film.

    Lemmings are us.

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    Is Nationalphoto the Kodak Alaris distributor in Japan? Maybe this price hike is not KA faults but again a distributor who gets greedy. Wouldn't be the first that something like this happened. Kodak had problems with japanese pricing several times before. Let's hope so and let's hope that if it is a distributor problem that KA gives them a swift kick in the butt.

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