Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/09/20

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Subject: [Leica] Kodak Sensor in M8
From: nickbroberts at (Nick Roberts)
Date: Wed Sep 20 01:06:15 2006

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!

----- Original Message ----
From: G Hopkinson <>
To: Leica Users Group <>
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.

Hoppy with a lot of Astia, Velvia, Provia, Reala, Superia and Ilford bw's in 
my stockpile.

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