It does and it doesn't answer my question, because it was more of a suggestion to HELP Ilford save money.
I'll try and be clear and concise.
So to use an example.
122 is a specialty size so lets just use that as an example.
So, after this run, there will be data on what sold when and how quickly and what took a while to sell.
Based on that info, you can infer that certain films will be better to produce every 2 years rather than every year during the ULF. SO if you kept and produced a list of films you would say, you would produce every 2-3 years, it would help photographers to know what to prepare for.
For example, I discover a sweet 122 camera at the market, I want to buy it, but don't know when film will be available if ever... SO, if there were a list, that told me, in 8 months I would be able to get film for the camera, I would purchase the camera and be prepared to buy the film when it's available. This works for the photographer as they are "guaranteed" that film will be available. And benefits Ilford because I might not buy the camera if I were unsure of attaining the film, and therefore ilford will sell less film because I won't be buying it because I didn't buy the camera.
So you increase the sales of the specialty film, when photographers can "gear up" ahead of time, knowing the film will be made even if it's a few years down the road.
Rather than hoping and begging (possibly in an annoying way) for ilford to MAYBE produce the film I need (for example the 70mm perforated that we thought wasn't going to be made, so I sold one of my 70mm perforated backs, only to find out after that you will now be making it after all... ) [dont worry I have 2 of them, this is just an example, and I'll still be buying the 70mm perf].
Does this make sense now? Am I wrong that this would be a mutually beneficial thing to be able to plan for ahead of time?
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