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    Quote Originally Posted by David Brown View Post
    Well said!

    Buy a boat, and get back to me about the price of film ...
    Indeed, boats give 2 big joys, one the day you get it and one the day you sell it!

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    Film prices have been steadily marching upwards since I re-joined analogue photography.

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    But they are still less than 30 years ago based on currency value. Of course, that is of no interest of anyone considering using film today. The more as alternative means are around.

    But what counts too, as already been said, are the costs of the whole workflow. Here the typically low prices for analogue equipment have their effect.

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    I think Mirko is saying about pricing in that interview what the management at Kodak Alaris is probably saying in house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    I think Mirko is saying about pricing in that interview what the management at Kodak Alaris is probably saying in house.
    Good point...

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    Thanks for sharing my interview! Hope Mirko made his point and film stays alive for many more years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Brown View Post

    I wish I had a price list from 40 years ago. Since I do not, I have no way of proving this, but it is my opinion that film may not be much more costly in real dollars than it has ever been. Considering the economies of scale for the manufacturers, that is remarkable. And of course, gear has never been cheaper, so the total cost of doing film and darkroom is substantially less than years ago.
    Not too bad.

    www.apug.org/forums/forum390/130959-kodak-out-of-stock-in-tokyo.html#post1659138
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    If Ilford is "robustly profitable", then film prices must be about right.

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    Thank you

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    ...but it is my opinion that film may not be much more costly in real dollars than it has ever been. Considering the economies of scale for the manufacturers, that is remarkable.
    Other than a few recent examples (bulk Tri-X comes to mind) I agree with this. Back around 1982 when I was in college, I distinctly remember spending $54 a bunch of 35mm Ektachrome 200 (36 exp) for a trip I was taking. It was either 10 or 12 rolls. Compare that to the cost of slide film today. Really not all that much of a difference give the 30 years since.

    And a boat is a hole in the water you throw money into.
    All this has happened before, and all this will happen again.

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