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Kodak hikes prices after axing slide films

Discussion in 'News - Discussion' started by CSBC, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. CSBC

    CSBC RIP (News Editor)

  2. beejaybee

    beejaybee Marvin

    They're really trying to commit suicide. I don't know whether to cheer or boo this - obviously it's bad news (but not for Ilford!), but maybe not driving customers away would just be prolonging the agony.
  3. P_Stoddart

    P_Stoddart Well-Known Member

  4. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    More likely not putting prices up would shorten the agony. They have to make a profit out of film to continue making it - I've long argued that with the level of sales manufacturers were getting, prices would have to go up to make it worth anyone's while selling film. In all honesty, 15% isn't that bad, but I doubt it will be the last price hike - unless they pull out of film altogether.
  5. P_Stoddart

    P_Stoddart Well-Known Member

    Do you think Fuji etc will follow with a price hike themselves?

    I suspect so myself.
  6. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Well Ilford did some time back. I think Fuji are doing OKish at the moment, and might choose not to put prices up so as to try to grab more market share.
  7. attack_donut

    attack_donut Well-Known Member

    I shoot BW400CN film for all my B/W work, I like the fact I can get it processedin 1 hour (or less) at the local drug store (USA here) but I'm starting to have trouble finding the film, and the price has already gone from ~9$ (US) to 13$ (US) in a bout 1 year's time.

    I'm not a fan of Illford's c41 B/W stuff, do I have any other options?
  8. P_Stoddart

    P_Stoddart Well-Known Member

    Fuji Neopan 400CN CN-16/C-41 ? Maybe?

    Last edited: Mar 9, 2012
  9. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

  10. P_Stoddart

    P_Stoddart Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Mar 9, 2012
  11. AJUK

    AJUK Well-Known Member

    Surly one of the only growth markets for film is the of the Lomography movement, and they've effectively left that and me with no more film to cross process. :(
  12. P_Stoddart

    P_Stoddart Well-Known Member

  13. beejaybee

    beejaybee Marvin

    Keep the film, scrap the Olympics 8-P
  14. khmerxbxboi

    khmerxbxboi Member

    : Kodak trying to be back on their feet !!! hopefully it work out

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