Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/08/01

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Subject: [Leica] Kodak Made an Even Bigger Mistake
From: buzz.hausner at (Buzz Hausner)
Date: Sun Aug 1 11:08:06 2004

Phong is of course correct.  The final incarnation of Kodak's ASA 25
color negative material was Royal Gold 25, which replaced Ektar 25 in
name only, I believe.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf
Of Phong
Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2004 1:56 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: RE: [Leica] Kodak Made an Even Bigger Mistake

Buzz Hausner wrote:
> I for one rally miss Ektar 25.  Kodak made a bigger mistake by
> abandoning slow speed color emulsions.

I agree.  Royal Gold 25 was the last color print film I got really
excited about.  That and the Fuji 800 (NPZ, Press) film.
For a large company with a very large market share at one
point, probably large enough to define and set the directions 
of  the film market all by themselves,  Kodak changes courses 
way too often for its own good.   No belief in itself.  A giant trying 
to fight the way dwarves do.

Someone else said it:  they overdo the market research thing.

- Phong

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