I initally made this post to inform my fellow LF shooters of a price hike, but it's actually more than just that. It would be naive to think that this trend will only effect Efke film.
According to Mirko, price increases can be expected across the board, from all of the major film suppliers. We can only hope that the makers of computer flat screens find another material with which they can produce their products.
In the 70's, the Hunt brothers tried to corner the market on silver, some of the "older" members will remember this too, and the price of film and paper skyrocketed over night. And after the Hunt brothers plan failed, do you think the big photographic companies lowered their prices back to where they were before? NO! And who suffers? The consumer.
And it will be no different in this case. Once the prices go up, there is no looking back.