Sorry. However, the second paragraph of my last posting, i.e. the packaging of the same film under different names for different markets is definitive. From my friend as a former employee, the information volunteered in a casual conversation a little while ago, with no questioning or prompting, and with no point to make or axe to grind. Don't think he (or I) thought it was particularly unusual or a big deal at the time. Amongst other branding, the Kodak 200ASA "High Definition" 35mm was identical with another consumer 200ASA film, the "High Definition" being marketing hype at the time HD televisions were the latest "new gadget" in the UK.
Originally Posted by BrianShaw
There has been regular speculation that Fuji adopt similar marketing with their flagship films, their own consumer films, and other own-label films (e.g. current Agfa Precisa and Vista). Quite understandable, why should they incur extra costs by setting up a whole different product, when the profit is in the marginal cost of an extra run of an existing product. Some people aren't interested in paying more than £1 in the cheapo store, others turn up their noses and want to pay £5 to be seen using a posh brand....not just in films, of course.
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