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    Kodak Alaris responses and dispatches


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    Sometimes a month or so goes by before i process a sheet of film. Even more time goes by before I print that film.
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    Thanks, that was interesting to read. It was both encouraging and discouraging. The new CEO's job is to make a profit for the company and which is an understandable priority, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Película View Post
    Thanks, that was interesting to read. It was both encouraging and discouraging. The new CEO's job is to make a profit for the company and which is an understandable priority, of course.
    What did you find discouraging?

    The lack of E-6 coming back? The lack of new formulations? Something else?

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    RG: A number of our team members review the forums (APUG, Flickr, etc.) regularly. We respond as often as we can.
    Simon and Mirko are here and active and known and very appreciated. I haven't noticed a Kodak representative here interacting with APUG members.

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    No real surprises there. All things considered, I suppose that's about as much as could be realistically expected from him.

    Like Ned, I was surprised to see his reference to APUG. I don't recall seeing any KA presence here.
    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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    Kodak Alaris Responds!

    Those responses are all the same stock answers given to individual email questions a month ago. No surprises. No change from the milk-film-while-we-can-and-then-drop-it approach previously articulated by Eastman Kodak and Kodak Alaris. No reason for optimism. Just a delay in responding via that particular communication channel.

    If you like a particular Kodak film, shoot and enjoy it while you can. If you want to afford to be able to keep shooting it after 2015, get a freezer.

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    He dodged the bullet in many places and didn't really commit to anything other than what they have already said.

    'We are happy to provide the films, as long as it makes sense to do so'... When the movie industry pulls the plug completely, it'll be interesting to see if there will be any color film available at all.
    But I don't want to be too cynical. I wish Kodak Alaris the very best. I just wish they wouldn't just rest on their laurels film wise, but try to be a little bit innovative with their products.
    "Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank

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    I counted a total of 12 questions and answers, 9 on the subject of film. The 3 non-film questions led the responses at the top.

    As expected, the corporate-speak responses were very Alice-like. Regarding film, at this moment we're still making it. And if we continue making it into the next moment, it's because of our commitment to you. But if we stop making it the moment after that, it will be because of your lack of commitment to us.

    Lost somewhere in all of those responses was any indication of fire-in-the-belly regarding traditional film photography. I knew I should have asked him about his personal darkroom preferences. I do wonder if Galerie is also his favorite silver paper?



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    — Diane Arbus, March 15, 1971, in response to a request for a brief statement about photographs

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    That in lies the issue kodak, aleris whatever.... Of getting with the program.... ilford engages in this forum community regularly. They get it. Kodak is never here.. They flat out cut their nose off to spite their face...... WAKE the F up! Your market is shrinking...engage what space you have left and listen to people. Shit or get the hell off the pot.
    Please check out my website www.amoxomphotography.com and APUG Portfolio .....

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