Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/06

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Subject: [Leica] Re: RIP Ilford, films gone?
From: jls at (Jeffery Smith)
Date: Mon Sep 6 09:08:17 2004

I'm always skeptical when a company's finances are in trouble. When
Tiffen acquired Domke, the effect was that Domke bags all but
disappeared from the market. Time will tell.

Jeffery Smith
New Orleans, LA

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Sent: Monday, September 06, 2004 8:03 AM
Subject: [Leica] Re: RIP Ilford, films gone?

like delta 3200? Then keep buying it -- as long as there's a market
probably keep making it, and if there's a market the company will have a
shot at finding a buyer to keep it going.

the company has more than 60 percent market share, that HAS to be
it's more a matter of shrinking to meet the new quickly reduced demand.
tough and can kill a company. The big Yo-yo boom of the 1950s killed the
company, and there are many other examples.

but no reason to kiss films good bye yet.

In a message dated 9/5/04 9:08:39 AM,

> Message: 13
> Date: Sat, 4 Sep 2004 16:18:43 -0500
> From: "Jeffery Smith" <>
> Subject: RE: [Leica] R.I.P. ILFORD
> To: "'Leica Users Group'" <>
> Message-ID: <001001c492c4$c26523b0$5540e344@newukolbqveo9i>
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> I guess we put all of our trust in Kodak now. But I sure liked Delta
> scanning.
> Jeffery Smith
> New Orleans, LA

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