My bottle of Kodak HC-110 says very clearly on the back, "For Sale in USA".
Originally Posted by MattKing
I guess I got a gray market bottle of developer.
You may have.
Originally Posted by RattyMouse
Unless you bought it from a retailer in the USA.
There is no doubt though that the distribution of analogue photographic materials is woefully deficient - and not just for Kodak products.
“Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”
Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2
It's all "gray market" The whole world is gray market, and the good lord saves. Have some faith, will ya? The US is a partly nationalized economy till we get rid of the Keynsians soon. Supply Side 101. Don't have a heart attack, Kodak film is still being made. It's a skeleton of a survivor, but some meat will grow on those bones.
RM, sorry you don't have 6 weeks but if it makes you feel any better it took me three weeks to shoot the 17 rolls that the photos I posted came from. But 6 days ought to be enjoyable, so enjoy it.
I dunno RM, I can't argue your point, but you seem angry about it by the way I am reading it on the web which is not always effective, certainly not tactile or personal. Let's say that despite how much a company is represented on APUG or not, KA, Fuji or Ilford, that requests, wishes or criticism probably don't make a difference in a business sense and like it or not, this is all business for these companies.
I ask my self, what am I trying to prove on here? What is the true value of any of this?....it allows people to express their opinion and or feelings. So it does not really change anything about the future prospects of film because we are not using it or printing it when we are typing here....double edged sword this here Internet.
So where does it go from here?....did it even go anywhere? I don't think so. In being purely self serving, I at least feel better in trying to get you to direct your energy elsewhere, I feel good in sharing some images I worked hard for, maybe they will inspire you or someone else...
But like you, I posted my insights and opinions on here for me.
So RM, for you....where does it go from here?
I'm logging out again, I'll be back in a couple months to give my opinion on this, maybe show some new images and to remind folks to be positive...
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My comedy doesn't make me laugh, either. Frankly, I'm have no issues of health or impending demise to note, but I still think some things of man will make it to heaven with him in that day. And lots of Kodak Film will be available for us photgos to shoot pictures of the gold-paved streets, or whatever. I don't stock film in freezers or bullets in drawers.
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