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I have always assumed that colour neg would be the FIRST to go, as it is the medium most obviously replaced by digital. I am also a little surprised that Kodak are not only still in film production, but have recently revamped their Portra films. For me, Kodachrome died when they stopped the 25, and I've never been a heavy user of their other emulsions, and if I'm honest, I would rather see Kodak pull out of film altogether to make the market more potentially profitable for Ilford and Fuji, whose products I do use! Nick ----- Original Message ---- From: G Hopkinson <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Leica Users Group <email@example.com> Sent: Wednesday, 20 September, 2006 8:49:24 AM Subject: RE: [Leica] Kodak Sensor in M8 It really is an interesting point though regarding Kodak's position in the market place. When I was a young adult in the photo business in the 70's, Kodak was seen as the giant in film. Now they are amongst the leaders in sensor design/production, but that film business seems to be just barely hanging on in my perception. I still have my Kodak letter advising of the death of Kodachrome here in Australia. Also had to find a replacement for HD200 and that was a colour neg film that I used a lot of in compact cameras particularly. I thought colour neg would be the last to fold, but that range too is narrowing. Cheers Hoppy with a lot of Astia, Velvia, Provia, Reala, Superia and Ilford bw's in my stockpile.