it would be nice if they did all these thing that are suggested
but their current pricing is kind of over the top!
100 sheets of 4x5 film ( tmy ) is nearly double what ilford charges
and close to triple what the eastern european films are.
i was going to buy some recently, but couldn't justify the cost
no matter how much i have shot this film in the last 20 years
(thousands of sheets and rolls &c ) ...
i wish kodak the best, but my at the prices they are charging
you need to be independently wealthy to buy+use it.
When I started college, the total tuition was under $400 / semester, but the minimum wage was $0.50 / hour.
Most chemistry courses nowdays center around Forensic science.
Just some thoughts.
Oh, and after 34 pages, this is NOT a quick read.
Living in the USA is DEFINITELY NOT CHEAP NOR FISCALLY FAIR. I'll probably move elsewhere when I retire.
Agree. Despite my flagrantly over-reported pessimism, I'm truly concerned that price is building as the biggest downdraft on demand for Kodak product. Local pricing here in Toronto--thanks, apparently, to no steady wholesale supplier--is climbing and it's still cheaper to buy from B&H. Suck it up? For now, yeah. But sinking demand-->higher prices-->lower demand-->even higher prices. People loathed old Aristophanes hereabouts but he knew the economics no one really wanted to face.
Originally Posted by jnanian
It was very disappointing to see how Aristophanes was treated by some here. To an objective observer such as myself, I could clearly see he was no troll. The guy clearly knows what he is talking about regarding corporate economics. I never sensed he was happy about the seemingly unstoppable demise of film. He was just reading the cards as they continued to be dealt.
Originally Posted by CGW
Originally Posted by Old-N-Feeble
Pharma is no good place to go. I'm a chemist with friends who work for big pharmaceutical companies in the US. They are survivors, as there have been massive layoffs across the industry as it has consolidated. After that, outsourcing to Asian labs is the next big threat. Guys with 20 years experience designing medicines to fight cancer are completely afraid for their jobs. It truly is a pathetic world now.
Ratty, a damned shame for certain and pathetic it truly is. God Bless the USA... Our world-class corporations are SO DEDICATED to our country and it's people...
Originally Posted by CGW
i don't think you are a pessimist, you are a realist ..
no one wants to read or see or hear what they know to be true.
( i agree with most of what you say ... )
i know what you mean, i thought about how if i don't buy it now it was going to be more expensive
because my measly 200 sheets would have kept the price down ... but then i realized
that i don't have $360 to spend on 180$, or 90$ of film. i would rather not eat ( or make my family eat )
mac+cheese or ramen-noodles or PBJ sandwiches for a few months because i splurged on film.
besides i don't think my 200 sheets will be missed one bit ... i bought 200 sheets a few months
ago and it wasn't noticed, they raised the prices before and afterwards.
If he was so correct, how could so many people poke so many holes in his arguments? I think that is what I noticed more than anything else. His feelings about analog are, as you say and I agree.
Originally Posted by RattyMouse
A cogent point, PE.
He had a point of view, and it was based at least in part on his background, but that didn't make his opinions right.
More than once he misinterpreted events at Kodak, stating they indicated something which was not so.
So he got challenged, and rightly so.