Hand writing on the wall

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Draco, Feb 8, 2007.

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    Draco Guest

    Draco, Feb 8, 2007
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    Tony Polson Guest



    This could be a good thing for film users. Let someone else take over
    and invest in R&D for new products.

    No company has encouraged the decline of film more than Kodak, by
    refusing to invest.
     
    Tony Polson, Feb 8, 2007
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  3. WOW....thanks for sharing that info Draco.
    Helen
     
    helensilverburg, Feb 8, 2007
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    Starlord Guest

    No big lost, there's other film makers still putting out film that's as good
    if not better than the kodak run of the mill stuff.


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    Starlord, Feb 8, 2007
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    Draco Guest

    Okay StarLord, who?

    Who produced more film than Kodak? Who is producing more B&W paper
    and color papers? Who is producing B&W films in the quanity and
    quality of Kodak and its chemistrys? Fuji? Ilford? Some hole in the
    wall group that makes a thousand rolls a year?? I would like to know.

    Draco

    Getting even isn't good enough.
     
    Draco, Feb 8, 2007
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    David Starr Guest

    o?
    Kodak dropped all black & white paper, so everyone's producing more than they
    are.
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    jeremy Guest

    There will continue to be film aficionados, regardless of what Kodak does.
    If Kodak drops out of film that might represent opportunities for others.

    Kodak has been hit with a killer technology that has interrupted the flow of
    revenue--a flow that had lasted for nearly a century--and Kodak is
    scrambling. They don't see film as a product with a future because they are
    so huge that they must rely upon huge revenue-producing products in order to
    remain viable.

    Google is growing ("digital") and Kodak is shrinking. The big dollars are
    in digital, not in analog. This does not mean that other companies could be
    quite profitable selling and supporting film. Fuji seems to remain
    committed to it.

    It is analogous to LPs. Everyone thought that vinyl would disappear, yet
    one may still buy turntables, cartridges, styli and accessories (albeit
    online, not at every neighborhood record store).

    The sky isn't falling--except for Kodak.
     
    jeremy, Feb 8, 2007
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    uw wayne Guest

    Kodak ain't hardly ancient! They are on THE cutting edge of digital
    photography. THE CUTTING EDGE. The Hassey 39 MG sensor, the absolute
    best in photography is a Kodak product.
     
    uw wayne, Feb 9, 2007
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    Annika1980 Guest

    Why throw good money after bad?

    Film is like James Brown. It's dead, but it just hasn't been buried
    yet.
     
    Annika1980, Feb 9, 2007
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    Tony Polson Guest


    I agree that selling a profitable division (film) only to invest the
    proceeds in a loss making division (digital) does seem like throwing
    good money after bad.

    Kodak has never made a penny profit on digital.
     
    Tony Polson, Feb 9, 2007
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  11. When you think about it, they are not likely to, either....They are an
    artistically oriented company....Almost like an art supply store. In order
    to compete with the digital guys, they have to be 90% electronic oriented,
    and this just wasn't their "shtick" for the last 100 years or so. Catching
    up in industries that large is probably very hard to do.....
     
    William Graham, Feb 9, 2007
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    Tony Polson Guest

    You are absolutely right.

    Sad to say it, William, but I think Kodak's days of downsizing and
    layoffs are only just beginning.
     
    Tony Polson, Feb 9, 2007
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