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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael R 1974 View Post
    It's just I don't understand why people buy this junk. Is a roll of Kodak film really so expensive? Is it really worth saving a few dollars on things like this? I don't get it.
    Just thinking long term options.

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    In my case it was the only available option for c-41 film in our small town in the Philippines. The capital was a 3-hour drive and I rarely went there. And I was the only one still buying film.

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    I dont know you but I dont like Lucky name , it reminds me horse races. Lucky Company looks like old timer , still in business for 60 years and with 7300 workers. Market value 3X of 19000 Kodak. May be 10 years ago , if Kodak invested in China more , there would be few factories at hand after US collapse.
    IMHO , US is geographically vast and its not economical to serve few photographers there , other few photographers there. If monthly salary at Kodak is 3000 dollars , it makes 57 million per payment/month.
    Its 1/4 of its market value. Its a miracle if this company could live with these payments and taxes , costs and market value.
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    could it be ...
    lucky and ilford will be the last ones standing ?

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    IIRC, the Lucky films of today are roughly based on Kodak formulas from the 80s. I suggest those who like them make a side-by-side comparison and then decide.

    PE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael R 1974 View Post
    It's just I don't understand why people buy this junk. Is a roll of Kodak film really so expensive? Is it really worth saving a few dollars on things like this? I don't get it.
    Maybe because you are LOOKING for more muted color and don't care about the grain? Or some people like grain for some things.

    I've been pondering how I could get a less saturated, pastel look in a totally a analog workflow myself. I've been tracking some Agfa Portrait 160 on eBay. I wouldn't shoot something like that for general use but it could be just the thing for some purposes.

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    One thing about Chinese film is when you shoot a roll you'll want to shoot another roll and an hour later.

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    The link says "particlarly in developing countries".I have read that consumer spending on non essential items gets going at an income of about $3,000 pa.A lot of people are beginning to pass this level.
    IDK if they are future film users,not many post here.

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    Lucky bw film are alright as long as you don't buy the even cheaper reload stuff. You will love it especially if you like saran wraps.
    - Derek
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    No comment.
    Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it. - Paul Strand - Aperture monograph on Strand

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