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Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By Ted Striker
It's a fun lens for...

It's a fun lens for sure.

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 403
Views: 30,765
Posted By Ted Striker
Most excellent!

Most excellent!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 403
Views: 30,765
Posted By Ted Striker
Thank you very much. That photo was taken in...

Thank you very much. That photo was taken in Chicago.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 403
Views: 30,765
Posted By Ted Striker
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Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By Ted Striker
Fujifilm GF670. The shutter is simply inaudible....

Fujifilm GF670. The shutter is simply inaudible. If that is your key criteria, consider that camera. A folder just like the Plaubel is.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,840
Posted By Ted Striker
Well, I bought another liter of the old Kodak...

Well, I bought another liter of the old Kodak HC-110. I have two and a half liters of the stuff now and will be good for many, many years. Probably my final Kodak purchase ever, as HC-110 has been...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,840
Posted By Ted Striker
You are welcome. I wish I had better news.

You are welcome. I wish I had better news.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,840
Posted By Ted Striker
It is still very shocking that Kodak has...

It is still very shocking that Kodak has discontinued HC-110. Some things you think will be around forever. As soon as you think that, then it's gone.


The new formula is NOT HC-110, no matter...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 9,034
Posted By Ted Striker
Still no sign of a new, improved OpticFilm 120.

Still no sign of a new, improved OpticFilm 120.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 3,131
Posted By Ted Striker
Not even a little bit.

Not even a little bit.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 3,131
Posted By Ted Striker
I have enough Acros in the freezer to last...

I have enough Acros in the freezer to last decades, so I stopped buying film.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 167
Views: 5,621
Posted By Ted Striker
Perfect shot. Frame worthy! C200's color is...

Perfect shot. Frame worthy! C200's color is unbeaten.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,840
Posted By Ted Striker
Glycols and water are not automatically...

Glycols and water are not automatically interchangeable. They may both be solvents, but they do not have the same qualities.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,378
Posted By Ted Striker
Heard this many times, for much more normal...

Heard this many times, for much more normal cameras than a Rollei. It's a true sign of how poorly the film industry markets their products when the average consumer has no idea that film even exists...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 2,619
Posted By Ted Striker
This film is out of stock at both B & H and...

This film is out of stock at both B & H and Freestyle with a note that none is expected until 2020. *** kind of film is this that can't be made until 2020?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,840
Posted By Ted Striker
Oxidation occurs very easily in a non aqueous...

Oxidation occurs very easily in a non aqueous environment. I can see HC-110 start oxidizing very shortly after the bottle has been opened the first time. What the absence of water does is prevent...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,840
Posted By Ted Striker
I spent several summers of my youth at Elkhart...

I spent several summers of my youth at Elkhart Lake. One of my all time favorite photos was shot in turn 5 at Road America at an Indy Car race. I sure wish I had the negative to that shot! That...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,840
Posted By Ted Striker
Nope, I dont store my HC-110 in the fridge. It's...

Nope, I dont store my HC-110 in the fridge. It's in the basement, near all my tanks and reels. It is almost as dark and thick as blood now. Truly a vile liquid, I was scared to use it this weekend...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,840
Posted By Ted Striker
How long does it take you to go through a liter?

How long does it take you to go through a liter?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,840
Posted By Ted Striker
I'm on pace to shoot up to 8 rolls of film this...

I'm on pace to shoot up to 8 rolls of film this year. In past years I'd run out and buy a few liters of HC-110, but with this new pace of shooting, I think my unopened liter will last me several...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,840
Posted By Ted Striker
That must be nasty looking stuff. My 2 year old...

That must be nasty looking stuff. My 2 year old bottle is half gelatinous, and so dark red that dilution E (1:48) is still a dark brownish liquid.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,840
Posted By Ted Striker
You are very welcome.

You are very welcome.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,840
Posted By Ted Striker
Depends on the film and dilution. Using dilution...

Depends on the film and dilution. Using dilution E and Acros, I can process just shy of 100 rolls of film with 1 liter.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,840
Posted By Ted Striker
Sadly, they are not here.

Sadly, they are not here.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,840
Posted By Ted Striker
REACH is not new. It's been around for a long...

REACH is not new. It's been around for a long time. The old formula would have had to have been REACH registered to be sold in the EU. The new formula would obviously have to be REACH registered. ...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 402
Views: 155,592
Posted By Ted Striker
160NS is nowhere near that saturated! I've shot...

160NS is nowhere near that saturated! I've shot a ton of that film in the past and they never looked like that.

Agreed, these are all great shots. My comments above are only on the color.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,840
Posted By Ted Striker
D-76 too. All of these Kodak chemicals now have...

D-76 too. All of these Kodak chemicals now have 2019 version formulations. Seems that there has been a wholesale move away from Tetanal.

I'm not sure why D-76's formula would need to change.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 402
Views: 155,592
Posted By Ted Striker
What film are you shooting Gcap?

What film are you shooting Gcap?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,840
Posted By Ted Striker
My understanding is that the old formula is made...

My understanding is that the old formula is made in Germany. Look for that.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,840
Posted By Ted Striker
Seems that this change to HC-110 is not alone. ...

Seems that this change to HC-110 is not alone. Dektol and XTOL now have 2019 versions. Reading further production is also moving back to the US.

This must be related to the Tetanal bankruptcy. ...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By Ted Striker
No battery drain issue in my experience. Mine...

No battery drain issue in my experience. Mine have been flawless for 5 years or so. Two more stunning lenses are hard to imagine. Incredible contrast with near total sharpness, all the way until...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,840
Posted By Ted Striker
Absolutely. HC-110's legendary shelf life was...

Absolutely. HC-110's legendary shelf life was due to its total lack of water. It is no longer a water free product and so shelf life will be dramatically lower. The presence of water allows for...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By Ted Striker
I've got both of them. :D Seeing how bellows...

I've got both of them. :D

Seeing how bellows are being replaced in cameras from the 1930's and 1940's, I dont see any issues replacing a bellows from a more modern camera.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,747
Posted By Ted Striker
I share your concerns. Some companies do survive...

I share your concerns. Some companies do survive Ch. 11. GM and Chrysler both went bankrupt and survived, as did several airlines. The problem with Kodak is that they have not solved the problem...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,840
Posted By Ted Striker
You are very welcome.

You are very welcome.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,840
Posted By Ted Striker
My current opened bottle of HC-110 is many years...

My current opened bottle of HC-110 is many years old. It is extremely dark red and semi gelatinous. I used it to develop 2 rolls of Neopan Acros today. It was, as usual, 100% spot on. This...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By Ted Striker
I kick myself all the time for not buying Fuji's...

I kick myself all the time for not buying Fuji's Klasse S and W cameras. Those used to be $400. Now they are $900 or more. Sigh....
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By Ted Striker
I've shot hundreds upon hundreds of film in my...

I've shot hundreds upon hundreds of film in my GF670. One single roll was shot at 6 x 6. I never got into that part of the camera.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 532
Views: 40,224
Posted By Ted Striker
Weird, I just post a link of my photo and then...

Weird, I just post a link of my photo and then it's here. Never thought it was hard.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,747
Posted By Ted Striker
Actually, Kodak's stock price can affect it's...

Actually, Kodak's stock price can affect it's future. Should Kodak fall below $1/share, it will be delisted from the NYSE and then be forced to trade on the pink sheets. The vast majority of Kodak...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,840
Posted By Ted Striker
Reformulated: Kodak HC-110

If you look at B & H's web site, you'll see that there's a new entry under HC-110. Now labeled "New Formula" it appears in 2019 Kodak has made a very substantial change to the HC-110 formula. So...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By Ted Striker
Fujifilm GF670

Wow, these cameras have gone up in value. I bought mine brand new for $1600. Seems that they sell used for well over $2000 now, sometimes even much higher. Wish I bought the second one that I was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,747
Posted By Ted Striker
Maybe this thread helped. Buyers moved in and...

Maybe this thread helped. Buyers moved in and Kodak's stock moved up in today's trading. Only a few percent, but it's a start!

If you REALLY believe in Kodak's future, now is the time to buy...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,747
Posted By Ted Striker
Eastman Kodak makes ALL Kodak branded film. ...

Eastman Kodak makes ALL Kodak branded film. Every last drop of it.


Kodak Alaris sells still film (not motion picture film) made by Eastman Kodak.


Kodak Alaris is not the topic of this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,747
Posted By Ted Striker
This thread is about Kodak's financials. If you...

This thread is about Kodak's financials. If you are not interested in that, may I suggest you not read it? I am contributing to a thread started by another user.


Posting my photos from Asia does...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,747
Posted By Ted Striker
Well, even when I do shoot film, it's not Kodak. ...

Well, even when I do shoot film, it's not Kodak. So my lack of production isnt an influence on Kodak's fortunes.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,747
Posted By Ted Striker
Kodak has already gone bankrupt once. Today's...

Kodak has already gone bankrupt once. Today's first trade with Kodak shows the losses are not yet over, now down -2%. Weekly losses now exceed -22%. That is a massive drop in shareholder value. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,747
Posted By Ted Striker
I used to shoot 400-500 rolls of film per year...

I used to shoot 400-500 rolls of film per year when I lived in Asia. This year so far, I have shot 4 rolls of film.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,747
Posted By Ted Striker
Very true. There are dark clouds on the horizon...

Very true. There are dark clouds on the horizon so defensive positions are being taken. The strong will survive and eventually repair their damage. But some dont make it and with Kodak falling...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,747
Posted By Ted Striker
Unlike most of the market, Kodak did not bounce...

Unlike most of the market, Kodak did not bounce yesterday, instead falling -3%. Today, with the market crashing, Kodak is down another -3.5%, breaking through the $2/share support level. This key...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,747
Posted By Ted Striker
You are correct. That division lost only 2...

You are correct. That division lost only 2 million dollars last quarter compared to 5 million the prior year. My mistake. I misread the report.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,747
Posted By Ted Striker
You need to spend more than 2 minutes reading...

You need to spend more than 2 minutes reading this report. It is far from "good". As another poster mentioned, Kodak's "profit" comes from selling off its most profitable division. Kodak is now a...
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-10-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By Ted Striker
I was going to chime in with the same answer. ...

I was going to chime in with the same answer. Images from the Fuji S3 & S5 Pro cameras have a very unique look. Nothing else like it. That was one amazing sensor. One wonders what it would be...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-31-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By Ted Striker
Silverfast has to be one of the worst pieces of...

Silverfast has to be one of the worst pieces of software ever written. It is an appalling pile of garbage that literally ruins the scanning experience.


You can do bulk scans, but I can't recall...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-30-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 866
Posted By Ted Striker
Interesting idea. Thank you. I develop b&w film...

Interesting idea. Thank you. I develop b&w film all the time.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-29-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,240
Posted By Ted Striker
I stopped shooting Kodak film in 120 size years...

I stopped shooting Kodak film in 120 size years ago, but I have always had issues with sealing their film even back then before I dropped them. The stickers would constantly detach from the film...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 866
Posted By Ted Striker
I did the same thing. Bought a set of C41...

I did the same thing. Bought a set of C41 chemicals, a Sous vide heater and then promptly never used them. Even bought a Jobo. It sits in my basement unused.



I have over 60 rolls of color...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 3,810
Posted By Ted Striker
Supply and demand.

Supply and demand.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,543
Posted By Ted Striker
Yes, diluting real film sales is always a good...

Yes, diluting real film sales is always a good thing.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By Ted Striker
Same here...absolutely gutted when Fujifilm...

Same here...absolutely gutted when Fujifilm backstabbed customers by discontinuing this great film. I shoot HP5+ now as a replacement.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By Ted Striker
I'm sure all Neopan 400 has expired by now.

I'm sure all Neopan 400 has expired by now.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-12-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By Ted Striker
Outstanding! Thank you VERY much for posting...

Outstanding! Thank you VERY much for posting this link. It's great to see behind the scenes at the greatest film company left today.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,121
Posted By Ted Striker
I just thought of this last week when I was out...

I just thought of this last week when I was out with my family. I saw one person with a Nikon SLR and that was the first camera I have seen in public in 6 months or more. It is now an absolutely...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,843
Posted By Ted Striker
None of Fujifilm's film simulations look...

None of Fujifilm's film simulations look *anything* at all like their namesakes. Not even close. Astia has more contrast than Provia, the exact opposite of the films in real life. Acros doesnt...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,843
Posted By Ted Striker
None of these concerns has much impact on me. I...

None of these concerns has much impact on me. I shoot my Nikon FM2n without any feeling of wanting more. I have only one camera with flash and hardly use it. My Canon 1V has a fast shutter if I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,843
Posted By Ted Striker
I would never, ever buy an EVF film camera. ...

I would never, ever buy an EVF film camera. Never.



The last generation of film cameras were virtually perfect. I dont see much room for improvement. Canon 1V for sports or wildlife, Contax S2...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-10-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,620
Posted By Ted Striker
That's a great article. Thank you for posting...

That's a great article. Thank you for posting this link. Hopefully things will be improving for Japan's film aficionados. It certainly has been getting worse the past 5-6 years. I have been going...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-08-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,620
Posted By Ted Striker
Actually, entropy is as it always has been. ...

Actually, entropy is as it always has been. Nothing different at all about this fact of nature.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-07-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,620
Posted By Ted Striker
Indeed. Fujifilm is certainly well managed. You...

Indeed. Fujifilm is certainly well managed. You never hear that company referred to as a zombie corporation the way Kodak is, even...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-23-2019
Replies: 1,851
Views: 373,304
Posted By Ted Striker
Absolutely spectacular!!!

Absolutely spectacular!!!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2019
Replies: 167
Views: 5,621
Posted By Ted Striker
This film has such spectacular color.

This film has such spectacular color.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,890
Posted By Ted Striker
For you maybe. Not me. Not even close.

For you maybe. Not me. Not even close.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,890
Posted By Ted Striker
Not bad. I'd still enjoy unwrapping a fresh roll...

Not bad. I'd still enjoy unwrapping a fresh roll of 120 film rather than shoot digital. But that's just me.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,890
Posted By Ted Striker
All depends on the price.

All depends on the price.
Forum: Travel 06-18-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 829
Posted By Ted Striker
Nasty. Were you able to get it replaced?

Nasty. Were you able to get it replaced?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-18-2019
Replies: 594
Views: 146,889
Posted By Ted Striker
Beautiful shot.

Beautiful shot.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-17-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,047
Posted By Ted Striker
As already mentioned, Fujifilm discontinued...

As already mentioned, Fujifilm discontinued Neopan 400 once, and then brought it back, and then shortly discontinued it again. Constantly Fujifilm states lack of demand for the reason why they...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-17-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,047
Posted By Ted Striker
Yes. Exactly. 100% right. There simply was no...

Yes. Exactly. 100% right. There simply was no reason to act the way they did. Even Fujifilm is not that ignorant of normal business practices.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-17-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,047
Posted By Ted Striker
I have been in chemical R & D for now 26 years. ...

I have been in chemical R & D for now 26 years. There's nothing you can inform me about this process.


The idea that Fujifilm could not predict success making a black and white film, with their...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-17-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,047
Posted By Ted Striker
Ridiculous. Stranding customers is the WORST...

Ridiculous. Stranding customers is the WORST thing you can do to them. You clearly don't work with customers who buy your products. Had my company been as foolish as Fujifilm was, we would have...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-17-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,047
Posted By Ted Striker
Fujifilm's ridiculous actions make theories like...

Fujifilm's ridiculous actions make theories like this more than likely.



Why discontinue a film without mentioning a replacement film is being developed? Absolutely 100% ridiculous. It seems...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-17-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,047
Posted By Ted Striker
We'll see. As others have noted, Fujifilm's...

We'll see. As others have noted, Fujifilm's recent move is profoundly inexplicable. Some have suggested that Fujirilm will be rebranding some Ilford Film, as they did for their monochrome C41 film....
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-16-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,625
Posted By Ted Striker
You can't tell the difference? Really?

You can't tell the difference? Really?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-15-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,047
Posted By Ted Striker
Hilarious. Rip roaring hilarious. That page has...

Hilarious. Rip roaring hilarious. That page has listed that long before Plustek discontinued the OpticFilm 120. Further, that page has so many errors about the 120, that it is completely and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-15-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,047
Posted By Ted Striker
You are 100% correct. It is staggering that...

You are 100% correct. It is staggering that Kodak does not offer a top notch, high quality film scanner. It boggles the mind and shows how even to this day, the company is totally mismanaged.

In...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-14-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,150
Posted By Ted Striker
Well said!

Well said!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,047
Posted By Ted Striker
Interesting that there's high demand for a...

Interesting that there's high demand for a "defective" scanner.


We'll see how it goes as the year progresses. It makes zero sense to discontinue a model without a replacement one waiting.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,890
Posted By Ted Striker
Made by Fujifilm or by Hasselblad?

Made by Fujifilm or by Hasselblad?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-14-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,150
Posted By Ted Striker
It's surprising how hard it is to cycle with a...

It's surprising how hard it is to cycle with a camera. One would have thought that combining these two hobbies would be a natural fit. I find that I rarely ever have a camera with me because I'm...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,047
Posted By Ted Striker
Nonsense. The OpticFilm 120 has been on the...

Nonsense. The OpticFilm 120 has been on the market for over 5 years. By any metric that's a successful product. Mine has been flawless for the past 4 years.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,047
Posted By Ted Striker
There are plenty of 35mm film scanners. And...

There are plenty of 35mm film scanners. And flatbed scanners don't do too badly for medium format film.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,047
Posted By Ted Striker
Why discontinue the current scanner while making...

Why discontinue the current scanner while making up a new one? That's ridiculous. I design products for a living; have been doing so for 26 years. NEVER has an existing product been discontinued,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,047
Posted By Ted Striker
Google searches show no sign of any release date...

Google searches show no sign of any release date for the OpticFilm 120 Pro. Further, Plustek's web site shows no sign whatsoever that there has been an official announcement for this new scanner. ...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,047
Posted By Ted Striker
The Plustek OpticFilm 120 is out of...

The Plustek OpticFilm 120 is out of production.


The announced Plustek OpticFilm 120 Pro so far is vaporware.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-28-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By Ted Striker
Why? To get the business. The lab I use does...

Why? To get the business. The lab I use does only a single run per week. I had enough to substantially add to that, if they wanted that business. They didnt so my film never ended up there.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-28-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By Ted Striker
Camera Mall in Ann Arbor. They dont have a mail...

Camera Mall in Ann Arbor. They dont have a mail in business.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-28-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By Ted Striker
I tried getting a bulk rate for film developing...

I tried getting a bulk rate for film developing when I had 80 rolls at one time. The lab I used was not interested.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-21-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 966
Posted By Ted Striker
Look for a used Plustek OpticFilm 120. ...

Look for a used Plustek OpticFilm 120. Astonishing quality for both 120 and 135 film. You will be left wanting for nothing with this scanner.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,019
Posted By Ted Striker
Thank you for the tip! I go to Birmingham on...

Thank you for the tip! I go to Birmingham on occasion to bring my Lotus to the shop over at Auto Europe. Next time I'm there I will check out Woodward Camera. Have you used them a lot? Can you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,019
Posted By Ted Striker
Not 120 size sadly. I am primarily a 120 film...

Not 120 size sadly. I am primarily a 120 film shooter, except when I have my TX-1 out.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,019
Posted By Ted Striker
I agree with you completely. But I've run out of...

I agree with you completely. But I've run out of room to hang prints, and so they just languish in the house. I finally stopped printing because so few people could enjoy them. Maybe I'll print...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,019
Posted By Ted Striker
What is this "printing" that you speak of? Just...

What is this "printing" that you speak of? Just kidding, but like almost everyone else, I have stopped printing for the most part. I have a top grade Canon printer but the thing just collects dust....
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,019
Posted By Ted Striker
My iPhone X takes excellent landscape/street...

My iPhone X takes excellent landscape/street shots. It really is phenomenal the quality that comes out of it. Once I got rid of the snob reaction to phones and took them seriously, I began to see...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,019
Posted By Ted Striker
We need a few more years to see which view is the...

We need a few more years to see which view is the correct one. With the decline in sales volume still very much ongoing, the contraction, IMO, will be severe enough for several players to exit the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,019
Posted By Ted Striker
I believe that this view is incorrect, simply...

I believe that this view is incorrect, simply because the market for imaging devices is growing. Every single year millions of people in developing countries join the middle class. In China alone...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,019
Posted By Ted Striker
How many global blacksmith companies are there? ...

How many global blacksmith companies are there? None. The infrastructure to support designing millions of cameras,producing them, selling them, and then providing after sales support is enormous...
Forum: Photo Software 05-16-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,133
Posted By Ted Striker
Replacing photoshop is easy. It's the...

Replacing photoshop is easy. It's the organizational abilities of Lightroom that I need. I'm running LR5 right now. Once that breaks then I am off Adobe for good. Not sure what is best to replace...
Forum: Photo Software 05-16-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,133
Posted By Ted Striker
I will never, EVER subscribe to software in...

I will never, EVER subscribe to software in perpetuity.


Adobe can rot for all I care.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,019
Posted By Ted Striker
No real justification really. I have a lot of...

No real justification really. I have a lot of money to spend and cameras were my primary interest at the time. I could always find a new camera that did something ever so slightly different than...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,019
Posted By Ted Striker
There's probably many like me, for sure. It's...

There's probably many like me, for sure. It's been wonderful stepping off the upgrade train. Chasing the dragon is very distracting.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,019
Posted By Ted Striker
I certainly do not enjoy shooting with my iPhone,...

I certainly do not enjoy shooting with my iPhone, but the results are so good that I will accept that with the return that I no longer need to have my Fuji X100 with me. I have saved enormous money...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,019
Posted By Ted Striker
The decline is pretty much across the entire...

The decline is pretty much across the entire industry. The only way camera companies are able to mitigate these losses is by raising prices. We are seeing a lot more $2000 and $2400 lenses than in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,019
Posted By Ted Striker
Your analogy is somewhat right, but only...

Your analogy is somewhat right, but only partially. Downloading is what destroyed the record labels, not Apple. The vast majority of profits for music is gone and has not returned with digital...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,019
Posted By Ted Striker
Imaging solutions showing a drop in profits. The...

Imaging solutions showing a drop in profits. The only part of the company that is not growing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,019
Posted By Ted Striker
True. Also Instax film does nothing to support...

True. Also Instax film does nothing to support traditional film. Fujifilm has discontinued an enormous number of emulsions during the meteoric rise of Instax. Instax offers nothing to traditional...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 05-15-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By Ted Striker
:D :D :D

:D :D :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,019
Posted By Ted Striker
Of course people are surprised. There are...

Of course people are surprised. There are literally billions of more people on the planet now that the 1950's. China, India, and all kinds of other people have moved hundreds of millions of people...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-15-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,646
Posted By Ted Striker
The F6 is hardly a mainstream camera. Sales of...

The F6 is hardly a mainstream camera. Sales of this camera are extremely minute.



Fujifilm used to produce the excellent Klasse, Natura, and other high quality consumer grade cameras. All sadly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,019
Posted By Ted Striker
Yes, you are correct. A lot of people, most in...

Yes, you are correct. A lot of people, most in fact, severely discounted what Mitarai-san said, but he's in a position to know a lot more than the forum cognoscenti. The market for traditional...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,019
Posted By Ted Striker
No it is not. With 1.43 BILLION sales last year,...

No it is not. With 1.43 BILLION sales last year, that does not even remotely fall into the tanking category.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,019
Posted By Ted Striker
Hilarious!! :D:D:D:D

Hilarious!!
:D:D:D:D
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,019
Posted By Ted Striker
https://petapixel.com/assets/uploads/2017/03/camer...

https://petapixel.com/assets/uploads/2017/03/camerasalesfeat-800x420.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,019
Posted By Ted Striker
Hardly tanking.

Hardly tanking.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,019
Posted By Ted Striker
Very true. I have not shot my Fuji X100 in...

Very true. I have not shot my Fuji X100 in years, since I got my iPhone. Why carry another camera when the iPhone produces incredible results.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,019
Posted By Ted Striker
Dismal Camera Industry Sales Numbers

The latest camera sales numbers are in and the bloodletting that the industry has been undergoing the past several years shows no signs of letting up. There's still a massive contraction in the...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 05-14-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By Ted Striker
Did you try a new battery?

Did you try a new battery?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-14-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 26,273
Posted By Ted Striker
That's a beautiful shot, with great color. Well...

That's a beautiful shot, with great color. Well done.

A shame that Fujifilm continues its march towards the exit with regards to film production.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-14-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,620
Posted By Ted Striker
I didnt photograph the whole stash, as it came in...

I didnt photograph the whole stash, as it came in waves...and as I said, I moved most of it out of my house. I have around 100 rolls in house with the rest in friend's, parent's, sister's freezers. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-14-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,620
Posted By Ted Striker
Yes. Prudent indeed.

Yes. Prudent indeed.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-14-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,620
Posted By Ted Striker
Yes I did and it tasted fine. I think my...

Yes I did and it tasted fine. I think my shipment expires in 2019. It's in the freezer, mostly off site as I have nowhere near that kind of space. Acros is the only film I shoot except in rare...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,620
Posted By Ted Striker
I bought 600 rolls of Acros 120 while that film...

I bought 600 rolls of Acros 120 while that film was in its death throes. For higher speed I shoot Ilford Delta 400. I have 60 rolls of Fuji 400H in the freezer so that's my go to film for color. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,620
Posted By Ted Striker
Kodak has very poor distribution in Japan and is...

Kodak has very poor distribution in Japan and is also priced excessively high. I find that Ilford film is much easier to find and is priced in a sane manner.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,620
Posted By Ted Striker
One country isn't going to sustain 160 NS. ...

One country isn't going to sustain 160 NS. Expect it to be discontinued soon.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,620
Posted By Ted Striker
My eyes are fine thank you. I know what I am...

My eyes are fine thank you. I know what I am talking about and you have not the slightest clue about my experience. You are making a fool out of yourself with your unnecessary personal attacks.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Ted Striker
Finding film in Japan is *no where* near as easy...

Finding film in Japan is *no where* near as easy as it used to be.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,620
Posted By Ted Striker
Color aesthetics aside, Kodak has a better color...

Color aesthetics aside, Kodak has a better color negative selection now that Fujfiilm has dumped their great emulsions into the crapper.

However, I never shoot Kodak film in 120 size so it's...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,620
Posted By Ted Striker
Last time I was in Japan, 160 NS was nowhere to...

Last time I was in Japan, 160 NS was nowhere to be found.

I guess there is no demand there.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,620
Posted By Ted Striker
Fujifilm will never make such a pledge. My...

Fujifilm will never make such a pledge.

My guess: Velvia 100 is the next film to be axed.

Incredible, Fujifilm makes all of ONE negative film for 120 size. That is beyond pathetic.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,620
Posted By Ted Striker
Wrong. This news was made official all of two...

Wrong. This news was made official all of two days ago.

Fujifilm discontinues yet another film. They have not gone a single year without discontinuing film(s) in 6 straight years. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,620
Posted By Ted Striker
Fujifilm should sell their left over backing...

Fujifilm should sell their left over backing paper to Kodak, since their paper is of very low quality.

I agree with the rest of your post....Fujifilm is exiting all non Instax film.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 3,721
Posted By Ted Striker
I bought a Jobo....never used it. Worst purchase...

I bought a Jobo....never used it. Worst purchase ever.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-01-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 5,416
Posted By Ted Striker
What a disaster.

What a disaster.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2019
Replies: 167
Views: 28,814
Posted By Ted Striker
Haven't shot a frame this year.

Haven't shot a frame this year.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-22-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 4,836
Posted By Ted Striker
It says right on them that they are film safe.

It says right on them that they are film safe.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-21-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,852
Posted By Ted Striker
$17.50 for a roll of Ektachrome. Insane.

$17.50 for a roll of Ektachrome. Insane.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-21-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,604
Posted By Ted Striker
You have very unrealistic expectations.

You have very unrealistic expectations.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-21-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,604
Posted By Ted Striker
Fujifilm WILL discontinue more films. Bank on it.

Fujifilm WILL discontinue more films. Bank on it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-21-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,852
Posted By Ted Striker
Good god, those prices are ridiculous. I've been...

Good god, those prices are ridiculous. I've been to Japan a LOT but never saw costs like that. I'll bring my own film next time for sure.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,852
Posted By Ted Striker
Good for you. I find plenty of places that do...

Good for you. I find plenty of places that do not carry Kodak. I never go to Germany, and with great luck, that won't change.

In Asia, it is extremely hard to find Kodak film these days. Of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,852
Posted By Ted Striker
Nonsense. I have been to Japan 10 times in the...

Nonsense. I have been to Japan 10 times in the past 5 years. Finding Kodak film is NEVER a given. You can pretend otherwise.

My experience is real and yours has no significance at all to me.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,604
Posted By Ted Striker
Kodak went bankrupt. I'm talking about a stable...

Kodak went bankrupt. I'm talking about a stable company axing films. Fujifilm is robustly profitable. To an extent that Kodak cannot dream of. Fujifilm's share price is going up and to the right....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,852
Posted By Ted Striker
Completely and totally incorrect.

Completely and totally incorrect.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,852
Posted By Ted Striker
Well noted!

Well noted!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,852
Posted By Ted Striker
You are incorrect. I went to that store. It's...

You are incorrect. I went to that store. It's wonderful. I found Superia 400 in 120 size there! Never saw that anywhere else. But when I was there, Kodak was out of stock.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,852
Posted By Ted Striker
You should not have been surprised as this thread...

You should not have been surprised as this thread specifically warned you that this might happen. I could not for the life of me find ANY Kodak color film the last 2 times I was in Japan. Nothing. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-18-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,694
Posted By Ted Striker
Well in the 6 days since the last post in this...

Well in the 6 days since the last post in this thread, the bottom has fallen out of the market for Kodak. In the last trailing month Kodak stock has plunged -36%. It has trended down every single...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,620
Posted By Ted Striker
You are incorrect. That text, word for word, is...

You are incorrect. That text, word for word, is on the brochure from the Fujifilm GF670 camera. I have a copy of it somewhere in storage. Whenever it resurfaces, I'll scan it and post it here.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,992
Posted By Ted Striker
People who have such a reaction like that have an...

People who have such a reaction like that have an extraordinarily limited mind. Notre Dame was an incredible work of art, engineering, and vision.


I would be very very sad to be unable to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,992
Posted By Ted Striker
I imagine that every square cm of that church was...

I imagine that every square cm of that church was well documented so those who do the rebuilding will have more than just memories to work with.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,992
Posted By Ted Striker
I have no idea what you are seeing. From my...

I have no idea what you are seeing. From my view, all across the world reactions have been almost in unison. Extreme sadness that such a great building has been lost. That such beautiful artwork...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,620
Posted By Ted Striker
People act as if setting up a web page is some...

People act as if setting up a web page is some sort of huge marketing campaign. It's not. It's laughable. A high schooler could do it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,604
Posted By Ted Striker
It may be delusional, but it's not totally...

It may be delusional, but it's not totally unrealistic.


Fujifilm brought back Neopan 400 and Velvia.



Bringing back the Klasse cameras would certainly fit in with a film renaissance. Those...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,604
Posted By Ted Striker
Far more products have been discontinued than...

Far more products have been discontinued than introduced.



Fujfiilm leads the pack in discontinuing emulsions.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,620
Posted By Ted Striker
Yes, Velvia too. Here is some expired 4 x 5...

Yes, Velvia too. Here is some expired 4 x 5 Velvia.


https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1462781-REG/fujifilm_16326157d_velvia_rvp_100_np.html
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,620
Posted By Ted Striker
Check B & H. They often have expired slide film....

Check B & H. They often have expired slide film. And it is sold at lower cost.



https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/369450-USA/Fujifilm_RDP_III_135_36_Fujichrome_Provia.html
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,620
Posted By Ted Striker
My shop sells both Fuji and Kodak E6 films but...

My shop sells both Fuji and Kodak E6 films but does not process it. Not enough demand I'm told. They process C41, once a week.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,620
Posted By Ted Striker
Right. E6 films are probably next. There's so...

Right. E6 films are probably next. There's so much short dated film out there for sale that clearly supply is too great now.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,620
Posted By Ted Striker
The above is the BIGGEST lie in all of...

The above is the BIGGEST lie in all of photography. That text has been around for nearly a decade and Fujifilm has utterly decimated their once great product line while singing from that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,620
Posted By Ted Striker
Nor do they have ISO100 C41 film anymore. Those...

Nor do they have ISO100 C41 film anymore.


Those two along with Superia 1600 were axed last year.


A radical thinning of their product line has been underway for the past several years.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,620
Posted By Ted Striker
That perfectly explains why there is so much...

That perfectly explains why there is so much expired film lying around.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,620
Posted By Ted Striker
E6 film hardly sells today. B & H has both...

E6 film hardly sells today. B & H has both expired Provia and Velvia for sale. Fuji's going to need some BIG freezers to keep this stuff fresh.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,604
Posted By Ted Striker
Lots of squawking but as you noted, no evidence...

Lots of squawking but as you noted, no evidence presented at all. Very interesting.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,620
Posted By Ted Striker
30% price increase in all Fuji films tomorrow. ...

30% price increase in all Fuji films tomorrow. Order yours today.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,604
Posted By Ted Striker
Note- The poster above lives in Chicago, a city...

Note- The poster above lives in Chicago, a city and suburban area of more than 5 million people and *still* has to mail his film to an out of state lab.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,694
Posted By Ted Striker
Investors must not be too happy with the smaller...

Investors must not be too happy with the smaller Kodak as its stock has been hammered down -14% in just two days. Owners of Kodak are taking a shellacking.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-11-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,694
Posted By Ted Striker
And there's also a reason why we are seeing...

And there's also a reason why we are seeing Fujifilm exit the non INSTAX film market and why Kodak's stock is being absolutely smashed by investors today, (-9% just today alone).
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-11-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 784
Posted By Ted Striker
For sure. Living in Michigan, south east part in...

For sure. Living in Michigan, south east part in my case, is really tough for one interested in making pictures. My cameras have not been used in months.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,694
Posted By Ted Striker
Well said.

Well said.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,694
Posted By Ted Striker
You are misinformed, or more likely, simply...

You are misinformed, or more likely, simply guessing. China is NOT a huge market for X-Ray film. I lived there for 7 years and am intimately familiar with their medical system. EVERY last X-ray...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,694
Posted By Ted Striker
You are sadly, again, misinformed. Ron DID say...

You are sadly, again, misinformed.

Ron DID say that and he was referring to simply 35mm, 120, and large format film. It was a hypothetical statement, not one that would be possible given that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,694
Posted By Ted Striker
A former Kodak engineer stated over at apug.org...

A former Kodak engineer stated over at apug.org that Building 39 could coat the entire world's demand for film in a single day if run at full speed. (of course that would be a single emulsion, which...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-04-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,694
Posted By Ted Striker
I read the transcripts from the earnings call and...

I read the transcripts from the earnings call and there was not one mention of their film products. The company reported on various investments being made to try to grow revenue and earnings and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,694
Posted By Ted Striker
Kodak has been burning cash year on year at a...

Kodak has been burning cash year on year at a prodigious rate.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,694
Posted By Ted Striker
Incorrect. We are all interested in the future...

Incorrect. We are all interested in the future of Kodak. The entire report gives shareholders and analysis a state of how healthy the company is. I have zero interest in commercial printing but I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,694
Posted By Ted Striker
Kodak Alaris is a British company that does not...

Kodak Alaris is a British company that does not report quarterly financials, nor does it trade on any stock market.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,694
Posted By Ted Striker
Who here is not interested in the future of Kodak?

Who here is not interested in the future of Kodak?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,694
Posted By Ted Striker
Revenue is down and so there are not enough...

Revenue is down and so there are not enough profits to cover their fixed costs. Kodak has been unable to grow revenue for many, many years. They cannot shrink their costs forever. Many costs are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,694
Posted By Ted Striker
To the extent that film moves Kodak's numbers,...

To the extent that film moves Kodak's numbers, it's motion picture film. Still film is an extremely tiny amount of volume for Kodak an has a proportionally smaller effect on their business. It's...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-02-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,694
Posted By Ted Striker
Year End Results for Kodak

Yesterday Kodak reported their end of year fiscal results.


The news was disappointing to investors and the stock is being hammered hard, down 8% so far in today's trade.


For 2018 Kodak had a net...
Forum: RFF News 03-17-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,182
Posted By Ted Striker
I have 50 pro packs of Neopan Acros in the...

I have 50 pro packs of Neopan Acros in the freezer so my film investments are doing nicely.
Forum: RFF News 03-14-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,182
Posted By Ted Striker
I bought 4 shares today with what was left in my...

I bought 4 shares today with what was left in my brokerage account. It traded up to $3.50 so I have made $0.04.
Forum: RFF News 03-14-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,182
Posted By Ted Striker
Steve Ballmer was awful. Perez was the awful CEO...

Steve Ballmer was awful. Perez was the awful CEO for Kodak and he is long gone.


I dont think it's because of the new CEO. Kodak just sold off their most profitable and fastest growing part of...
Forum: RFF News 03-14-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,182
Posted By Ted Striker
Kodak shares have ripped higher for the past 2...

Kodak shares have ripped higher for the past 2 weeks. It has been on an absolute tear. Not sure why. No news has been published that I can find.
Forum: RFF News 03-03-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,182
Posted By Ted Striker
Wrong. The facts are clearly against what you...

Wrong. The facts are clearly against what you suggest.

Fujifilm discontinues films. That shows there is no demand.

Prices rise because they are trying to squeeze the last drops of revenue from...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-02-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,611
Posted By Ted Striker
Ferrania are in way over their head and have been...

Ferrania are in way over their head and have been for years now. I've long since given up hope that they will ever produce color film again.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-01-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,611
Posted By Ted Striker
I've given up on Ferrania. I can't believe how...

I've given up on Ferrania. I can't believe how many years it has been since I backed this company. During all the years that have passed I have given up on shooting E6 film so I dont care if I get...
Forum: RFF News 02-28-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,182
Posted By Ted Striker
I would have happily paid 30% more for Neopan 400...

I would have happily paid 30% more for Neopan 400 and Acros. Sadly, Fujifilm did not give me the chance.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-28-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 5,102
Posted By Ted Striker
Taking FF lenses from Leica and putting them on a...

Taking FF lenses from Leica and putting them on a crop camera radically changes their presentation. I would never, ever do that. I'd but the much cheaper APS-C lenses. Using Leica lenses on a Fuji...
Forum: RFF News 02-27-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,182
Posted By Ted Striker
Color paper will be the last survivor in the...

Color paper will be the last survivor in the Fujifilm product line I suspect.
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