Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/16

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Subject: [Leica] Kodak Australia - the noose draws tighter
From: daniel.ridings at (Daniel Ridings)
Date: Thu Sep 16 23:41:44 2004
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I don't think that's so odd.

Kodak changed Tri-X a bit over a year ago in a desire to concentrate the
production of all b/w to one plant. Something like the previous production
line required around the clock runs and Kodak was not able to sell enough
b/w film to do that. So they combined into one plant.

That plant is in the US, so it's not so strange if Australia isn't making
any b/w. We've seen that one coming for a while.

Whatever happens, happens. It won't be earth shaking. We'll just go with
the flow. I'm going to have to learn to like color. Not because I'll be
going over to color film, but it's obvious that digital is the future.
Digital b/w doesn't do anything for me. The reason I never got into color
was because I didn't have a color lab (and didn't like the darkroom _that_
much that I was willing to invest in one). Now that you don't need a
darkroom, color becomes a viable option for me. I never did like leaving
stuff over to someone else to do. You have to have a good line of
communication for that to work.


On Fri, 17 Sep 2004, Deveney, Marty (PIRSA) wrote:

> It's pertinent to point out that the Australian Kodak plant employed more
> people than Ilford's B&W plant and in recent times has manufactured only
> colour print film.
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