As for E-6 and B&W processing, it's all drop-off at Wal-Mart or Meijer (Fuji), or I can drop it at either The Camera Corner or Peoria Camera Shop. Fastest turn-around for E-6 is at The Camera Corner (about a week, they send it to their store in the Quad Cities), Fastest turn-around for B&W is at Peoria Camera Shop, where they have an in-house lab that handles everything except E-6, for which they have the slowest turn-around (2-3 weeks vs. 10 days-2 weeks for Wal-Mart (Fuji)).
Every time I think about hoarding something another favourite gets threatened. I can't afford to keep up with stocking up.
I think hoarding film is natural as we all want to keep shooting as long as we can. But we are missing the point: PROPAGANDA. Kodak needs change its marketing strategy. When digital cameras first came into market Kodak simply gave up the fight, assuming film was doomed. If they have marketed the benefits of using films they would be much better now.
Cīmon!! There are companies selling CIGARETTE!! It smells bad and gives cancer and even so with good propaganda they sell cigarettes.
It is not too late for a change.
Much of the film I have "hoarded" would sell for considerably more today than even a year ago. I'm beginning to see it as an investment. It has probably out-performed the stock market.
Things might have looked better (maybe) if people bought FRESH FILM, instead of buying EXPIRED FILM ON EBAY....I think THAT market has a hand in the decline in film sales.....
just my 2c
no, hoarding means buying == money to the pipe, to the player.
I 'capacitate' -- keep a stock, and deplete from it with replenishment. Since Kodak's problem is one of horizon-awareness, I have to figure they will crash. \
Ilford is playing a two footed game, and seems to have survived with that classic approach.
Paper is my current loss position.
marfa -- we need more freezers not more greenhouses, damn-it
I was buying Kodak Proimage - maybe have 200 rolls of it - fresh - for $10 per 5 rolls. In two weeks it's gone up to over $17 per 5 rolls. If Kodak is influencing that pricing, it must have a death wish, and I am glad I stocked up.
The outdated film I have bought selectively on ebay has been a success generally quality-wise, but even there prices have generally gone up significantly. The last twelve months has generally seen considerable increases in film prices and I think this will continue. Stockpiling is rational, the prices indicate we are indeed living at the end of an era.
...By the way, when it comes to "hoarding," how does one know when one has enough?
I think I am still light on medium format and on paper.