Although I understand what Gerald is saying I do not agree completely. I have bought 18x24 cm x-ray film because I cannot afford to buy Kodak 8x10. I do buy Foma which is also a manufacturer of x-ray film. To my knowledge they are not owned by Kodak or Fuji. People buying x-ray film of those are actually helping to support the photographic film division of Foma. As far as i understand photographic film is not the core business of Foma. 35 mm film I buy mainly Kodak t-max. I like that film and I buy it. Paper I buy from Ilford and Foma. I like both. i believe that by supporting smaller factories which don't have the standards as Kodak, Fuji or Ilford you give them a change to improve their products. Smaller companies can cope better with smaller production runs than the bigger companies. So I believe yes quality products may disappear buy buying cheaper products. But bigger cashflow to the smaller companies will give them opportunities to improve the quality of their products. And I don't believe for a second that us as a group buying cheaper stuff is a really big part of losing quality products. I think it is one off the many reasons big companies decide to cancel a product line.