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The Future of Kodak Film

So if you’ve been following the news in recent months, Kodak is going through bankruptcy. The idea of bankruptcy is that people come into the company and figure out if it can be made profitable again.

Prior to declaring bankruptcy, Kodak discontinued all of their E6 slide film production. A few weeks later it was announced that film was actually profitable and would remain an option. However a few days ago, they came out and stated that the film division is up for sale.

So who knows – maybe they were trying to make it look profitable to increase value for a potential sale… Its anyone’s guess. The bottom line is if you use Kodak film and or chemicals – the writing is on the wall.

It would be nice to see Ilford or Fuji buy the emulsions and chemicals and continue to produce under their own brand, but don’t hold your breath.

My best advice is one of the following:

1) Stockpile anything you want now and put the film in your freezer.

2) Move to using another company. The future of Kodak film is certainly in danger one way or another.

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