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Kodak Film Division back in profit next year!

Ok it's 'movie film' but still has to be great news for Kodak and will surely benefit 'stills' users too.

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Re: Kodak Film Division back in profit next year!

I actually visited Kodak City in New York State in the late '60s, It was a completely self contained company city of some 50,000 people, all dependant on Kodak from birth to death, everything provided by the company.
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Re: Kodak Film Division back in profit next year!

This has to be good news. A wide choice of films will help to keep analogue photography alive, and is so much more interesting than a diet restricted to Velvia and FP4+, as good as they may be.
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Re: Kodak Film Division back in profit next year!

And from 'Kodak's' site.......

http://motion.kodak.com/US/en/Motion...tId=4294992667

Dan Mindel's enthusiasm is clear .....

...... "I've just seen the movie for the first time, and it ended up looking fantastic," says Mindel. "To see the film rendition at full resolution is so incredible. I recently shot another movie digitally, and the differences between that and what is possible with film are huge. Film is so high-tech in its present form. It looks the way my eyes saw it, and that is something that is very difficult with digital cameras. Film sees so much more. To me, it's just gorgeous. It's phenomenal."

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Re: Kodak Film Division back in profit next year!

Kodak no longer exists as a single entity, it's now a branding organisation and I doubt the film business is owned by Kodak any more.

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Re: Kodak Film Division back in profit next year!

Ian,

Doesn't matter to me who owns them/it as long as they/it keep making film

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Re: Kodak Film Division back in profit next year!

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Re: Kodak Film Division back in profit next year!

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Kodak no longer exists as a single entity, it's now a branding organisation and I doubt the film business is owned by Kodak any more.

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My carry all the time camera at work was a Kodak branded POS. It survived 2 years of abuse before dieing. Kodak is just a brand name to be slapped on assortment crap these days. Although better quality crap than has the Polaroid brand slapped on it.
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Re: Kodak Film Division back in profit next year!

Just to update this story - unfortunately it seems that Kodak has had a massive manufacturing problem over the past 6-9 months because they tried to farm out film base manufacture to a third party who screwed it up, with the result that the emulsion did not stick to the film!

Kodak have only just - in the past couple of weeks - restarted roll film production. 120 is being made now with 220 to follow. That's why there has been no Kodak 120 or 220 roll film anywhere for months.

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Re: Kodak Film Division back in profit next year!

The film base story sounds like a rerun of one of the Kepner Tregoe examples that was used in their courses in the early 70s.
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Re: Kodak Film Division back in profit next year!

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The film base story sounds like a rerun of one of the Kepner Tregoe examples that was used in their courses in the early 70s.
Yes; I thought that too.

It certainly sounds like a victory for bean counters over common sense.

I just wish I could say that I had never witnessed similar commercial stupidity in my working life, but I can't.
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Re: Kodak Film Division back in profit next year!

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I actually visited Kodak City in New York State in the late '60s, It was a completely self contained company city of some 50,000 people, all dependant on Kodak from birth to death, everything provided by the company.
So did I, the company I worked for was owned by them for a couple of years

Our manufacturing plant was partially sited inside the Kodak site in Rochester and partially a new build site outside the site. Did you know that Eastman Park was so big it had it's own power station until they sold it off.

Even after Kodak sold us "to focus on film technologies such as APS" they told us at the time we had the plant there and had our own slide coating lines (non photographic) using the same base technology

Working for them was quite useful when I was running photo competitions mind. it usually took just one phone call for a box of films and goodies to turn up at work

I was last up in Rochester in 2014 and didn't manage to get over to the area of the old Kodak site, but a lot of land has been sold (that not too chemically contaminated as I understand it)

I still wish the few people who work for them well even though it is a very different business model now

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