Quote from CEO of Kodak

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by hydro, Feb 1, 2006.

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    hydro Guest

    As for other types of film, their sales are "going down at a high speed.

    That's it. There's nothing we can do it about it," he shrugs.
    "Soon, I'm not going to be answering questions about film because
    I won't know.
    It will be too small for me to get involved.“
    hydro, Feb 1, 2006
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  2. would you kindly cite your reference?
    Andrew Hennell, Feb 1, 2006
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    hydro Guest

    Hey Andrew,

    Dont you believe film is dead ???? :)

    here is the reference for you,


    "Your next digital camera will probably be a mobile phone"
    hydro, Feb 1, 2006
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    Ken Chandler Guest

    Pop a partial quote of the quote into Google with " ", eg:

    "I'm not going to be answering questions about film"

    Fairly widely reported.

    Kodak will be fine, they've got a new logo:


    Although no one told webmaster (at) kodak.com yet.

    Ken Chandler, Feb 1, 2006
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    [BnH] Guest

    Looks like Lexar ... u think ?

    [BnH], Feb 1, 2006
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    Ken Chandler Guest

    Not sure ... doesn't look like Kodak though, maybe a cheap

    "Genuine SONNY products".

    Ken Chandler, Feb 1, 2006
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    Noons Guest

    It will be good to have Kodak off the film business.
    Noons, Feb 2, 2006
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    kosh Guest

    at least at the ameteur level.... all those poor mis-led people out
    there....... I hate printing the stuff.... every flat photo on overcast
    days comes out like c**p... magenta cast and that sort of thing....
    whenyou know they could have had a much better result from that
    expensive OS trip... if only the blind faith in branding was not so strong!

    kosh, Feb 2, 2006
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    k Guest

    k, Feb 2, 2006
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    Rob Guest

    Rob, Feb 2, 2006
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    Adam F Guest

    Yeah especially that a....

    //Adam F
    Adam F, Feb 2, 2006
  12. No, merely asking for your reference so I could read the quote in context.

    Andrew Hennell, Feb 2, 2006
  13. Hey Ken,
    yes I could (and did) do that, but it's lazy to cite a quotation without
    a reference :)
    Andrew Hennell, Feb 2, 2006
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    Noons Guest

    Because they have been giving film a bad name for
    more than a decade now.
    Very simply put: if they can't hack it they should
    get out, become "all digital", piss off and leave the
    film market to companies that can produce a good
    Noons, Feb 2, 2006
  15. In the "supermarket film" category, I'll agree with you there. Kodak's
    consumer colour negative offerings are absolute garbage when put next to
    Fuji, Agfa or Konica.
    T400CN though is quite a nice film, and the only readily available
    consumer B&W film (XP2 isn't as easily accessible).
    Elitechrome is also quite nice. IME Sensia has finer grain and greater
    exposure latitude, but the EC colour balance is a bit better than
    Sensia's. Certainly EC doesn't look atrocious against the competition
    like Max & Gold do.
    In pro films, Kodak holds up very well across all categories, except
    with Kodachrome gone from Australia they no longer have a counterpart
    for Velvia (Maybe Elitechrome EBX). I love 3200TMZ for low light use and
    the lovely coarse grainy images it gives, and would be quite sad to see
    it go.
    Graham Fountain, Feb 2, 2006
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    Fred Guest

    Yeah. I remember reading a similar story in the Australian last week. I was
    left wondering when the first mobile phone would be produced that boasts a
    Canon mount ;-)

    Perez recounted a story illustrating how Kodak had got their planning wrong
    for the the Chinese market.

    "Kodak is also attempting to remedy a significant strategic blunder:
    over-estimating the demand for film in emerging markets, especially China.
    Only last May the company said film would continue to be its main source of
    revenue there because sales of computers and digital cameras were well
    behind the West and Japan. Perez now says the rate at which the Chinese are
    going digital is "immense".
    To illustrate the shift, Perez recounts a story told to him by a Kodak
    executive. In Shanghai a man was seen catching a fish with a crude bamboo
    rod. "All of a sudden he reaches in his pocket and takes a picture of the
    fish," says Perez, gesturing excitedly. "Immediately he makes a call, sends
    the picture and then he's talking to someone to make a deal. He gets the
    fish on his bike and goes to deliver the fish."

    Perez bursts into incredulous laughter. "He broke five different generations
    of supply chain in the West!""
    Fred, Feb 2, 2006
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    kosh Guest

    I'd agree....

    I have personally spoken with several people who were in the market for
    minilabs and virtually got threatened by the yellow giant to buy thier
    lab or-else.

    they have made many enemies in the industry by the way they have
    conducted themselves both in and before the digital age.

    reminds me of a statement made by one of their product managers at a
    conference.... that no maney was going to be made off cameras in the
    future...so you might as well start buying kodak consumables since
    that's the only way your going to make any money! This was 2-3 years
    before they blamed digital for their closure of the coburg plant!!!!!

    hell they can't even get their story straight as to whether they caused
    the digital evolution (which they did to a large degree.. at least
    making it affordable) or whether they were a victim of it!

    kosh, Feb 3, 2006
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    kosh Guest

    agreed, their consumer film is crap, but they make great higher-end and
    specialty films such as IR.

    kosh, Feb 3, 2006
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    Noons Guest

    My God! And it's an idiot who believes such a story
    that is ahead of Kodak's strategy...
    Noons, Feb 3, 2006
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    Mr.T Guest

    Even sadder to think how much such an idiot is paid.

    Mr.T, Feb 6, 2006
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