Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/10/16

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Keeping XTOL
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 10:10:34 -0700
References: <> <> <012401c15656$24e750c0$> <> <023e01c15662$c7a8d980$>

Tom Furlotte wrote:
> Mark,
>   I did not intend to cast Xtol as a "niche" product, but Kodak did use
> that word in their letter to dealers when they made their announcement.
> Many products will no longer be offered in  sizes aimed at the small
> volume user.  Paper for 8x10 color prints will not be sold in 25 sheet
> packs, quart sizes of some BW chemistry will not be available,  B&W 4x5
> sheet film will be sold on 50 sheets only, several developers are
> discontinued,  etc.  Apparently Kodak products are only for the big
> volume users.  Just as Kodachrome 25 has gone, so will many other
> products.  Fortunately there are Ilford products that I am quite fond of
> that suit my"small potatoes" needs.
> Tom Furlotte
> Memphis TN USA
> --

Thanks Tom,
Won't be long before Kodak considers all black and white photographic products
to be "niche" products.

Then all FILM with be "niche" products. Certainly anything with silver in them.
Then later anything with paper in them.

We'll have nothing but pixels left!

Mark Rabiner

Portland, Oregon
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