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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted August 21, 2013 10:09 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Eastman Kodak has general court approval to come out of bankruptcy as a much smaller digital imaging company.

Earlier this year Kodak secured a deal to sell its film and printing business.

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Paul Adsett
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 - posted August 22, 2013 07:38 AM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The end of Kodak as we know it. [Frown]

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Hugh Thompson Scott
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 - posted August 22, 2013 05:17 PM      Profile for Hugh Thompson Scott   Email Hugh Thompson Scott       Edit/Delete Post 
How very sad for this once great company, we owe so much to
them. They kept a lot of cameras clicking over the years.

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Paul Adsett
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 - posted August 22, 2013 06:13 PM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hugh,
As one wag once noted in Movie Maker(talking about the video camcorder threat) "rust is cheaper than silver"! 99% of the population will always go with what is cheap and quick, even if the quality is degraded. Kodak could no longer afford to support the 1% who want quality.
Same thing is now happening with camcorders and digital cameras. The 99% crowd prefer cellphone cameras for movies and stills, and the big camera companies like Sony,Canon, and Minolta are really hurting.
Photography , as you and I know it, is becoming a dying art. And the fact that everyone is now storing all their families movie and still picture heritage on computer hard drives, DVD-R's, SD cards, you name it, probably means that none of it will survive for their next generation of family members.
Kodachrome will have the last laugh. [Smile]

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Hugh Thompson Scott
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 - posted August 22, 2013 06:25 PM      Profile for Hugh Thompson Scott   Email Hugh Thompson Scott       Edit/Delete Post 
You've just put it into a few sentences Paul. The public at times can
be their own worst enemies. I dread the day, if I'm still here, when
any kind of film is no longer available. On a similar thread, Graham
Ritchie showed the future, seven feature films on a computer
memory stick, not a lot to get excited about there. The dinosaurs
had their day, and we should enjoy ours, we own the films, it's
up to us whether we enjoy them or not. Keeping these things as
some sort of museum piece is not for me, future generations
won't be interested in film, very few are now, so spool 'em up, and hit that light. It was announced on TV some years back, that the last two decades are the least photographed of any
since the invention of the camera. Perhaps this could be the
next "Dark Age", when very little will be on lasting records.

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Robert Crewdson
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 - posted August 23, 2013 05:14 AM      Profile for Robert Crewdson     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I saw a photo yesterday captioned 'Kodak's largely unused premises in Rochester'. How sad. A couple of years ago it seemed as though film was secure, when Steven Speilberg stated that he preffered to shoot with film. Now that 35mm projection is almost finished I am wondering how many movies are shot with film or are they mostly using digital equipment.

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