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Forum: Travel 2 Hours Ago
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Posted By Ted Striker
Nasty. Were you able to get it replaced?

Nasty. Were you able to get it replaced?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 5 Hours Ago
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Views: 140,110
Posted By Ted Striker
Beautiful shot.

Beautiful shot.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 1,498
Posted By Ted Striker
Hilarious. You hyperventilate at every post I...

Hilarious. You hyperventilate at every post I make and then have the audacity to say that I'm worked up. I treasure such absurdity. One of the joys of life.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 1 Day Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 1,498
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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 1,498
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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 1,498
Posted By Ted Striker
ADOX and Ferrania do not have 1% of the...

ADOX and Ferrania do not have 1% of the experience Fujifilm has. The analogy fails.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 1 Day Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 1,498
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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 1,498
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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 1,498
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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 1,498
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,094
Posted By Ted Striker
You can't tell the difference? Really?

You can't tell the difference? Really?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 3 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 1,498
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 1,498
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 890
Posted By Ted Striker
Well said!

Well said!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 4 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 1,498
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,622
Posted By Ted Striker
Made by Fujifilm or by Hasselblad?

Made by Fujifilm or by Hasselblad?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 890
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 1,498
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 1,498
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 1,498
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 1,498
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 1,498
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 484
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 484
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 484
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 763
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,672
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,672
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,672
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,672
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,672
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,672
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,672
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,672
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 947
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 947
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,672
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,672
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,672
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,672
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,672
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,672
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,672
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By Ted Striker
:D :D :D

:D :D :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,672
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,485
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,672
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,672
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,672
Posted By Ted Striker
Hilarious!! :D:D:D:D

Hilarious!!
:D:D:D:D
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
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Views: 2,672
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,672
Posted By Ted Striker
Hardly tanking.

Hardly tanking.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,672
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,672
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: 7
Views: 260
Posted By Ted Striker
Did you try a new battery?

Did you try a new battery?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-14-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 25,223
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: 172
Views: 5,452
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: 172
Views: 5,452
Posted By Ted Striker
Yes. Prudent indeed.

Yes. Prudent indeed.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-14-2019
Replies: 172
Views: 5,452
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: 172
Views: 5,452
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: 172
Views: 5,452
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: 172
Views: 5,452
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: 172
Views: 5,452
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: 217
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: 172
Views: 5,452
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: 172
Views: 5,452
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: 172
Views: 5,452
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: 172
Views: 5,452
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: 172
Views: 5,452
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: 3,592
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: 4,627
Posted By Ted Striker
What a disaster.

What a disaster.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2019
Replies: 167
Views: 28,633
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: 43
Views: 3,956
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: 1,730
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: 3,313
Posted By Ted Striker
You have very unrealistic expectations.

You have very unrealistic expectations.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-21-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,313
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: 1,730
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: 1,730
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: 1,730
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: 3,313
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: 1,730
Posted By Ted Striker
Completely and totally incorrect.

Completely and totally incorrect.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,730
Posted By Ted Striker
Well noted!

Well noted!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,730
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: 1,730
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: 2,566
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: 172
Views: 5,452
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: 2,778
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: 2,778
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: 2,778
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: 172
Views: 5,452
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: 3,313
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: 3,313
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: 172
Views: 5,452
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: 172
Views: 5,452
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: 172
Views: 5,452
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: 172
Views: 5,452
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: 172
Views: 5,452
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: 172
Views: 5,452
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: 172
Views: 5,452
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: 172
Views: 5,452
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: 3,313
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: 172
Views: 5,452
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: 3,313
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: 2,566
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: 2,566
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: 683
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: 2,566
Posted By Ted Striker
Well said.

Well said.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,566
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: 2,566
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: 2,566
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: 2,566
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: 2,566
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: 2,566
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: 2,566
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: 2,566
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: 2,566
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: 2,566
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: 2,566
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: 4,655
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: 4,655
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: 4,655
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: 4,655
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: 4,655
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: 1,508
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: 1,508
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: 4,655
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: 4,628
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: 4,655
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.
Forum: RFF News 02-27-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,655
Posted By Ted Striker
100% agreed!

100% agreed!
Forum: RFF News 02-27-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,655
Posted By Ted Striker
I think most people now fully understand that...

I think most people now fully understand that Fujifilm is exiting the traditional film market. Read over at DPR at the comment section for this story. It's 90% or more anti-Fujifilm. People used...
Forum: RFF News 02-27-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,655
Posted By Ted Striker
Yes, absolutely right. The minute Fujifilm...

Yes, absolutely right. The minute Fujifilm started cutting their core product line, I knew that they had lost all commitment to non INSTAX film.


Some think that a new $10 brochure and a web page...
Forum: RFF News 02-26-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,655
Posted By Ted Striker
It would have been nice to attach film's future...

It would have been nice to attach film's future to a stable healthy company like Fujifilm. That would have been for the best. However, Fujifilm does not have much commitment to film and is clearly...
Forum: RFF News 02-26-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,655
Posted By Ted Striker
Both my kids have INSTAX cameras. They love...

Both my kids have INSTAX cameras. They love shooting film.
Forum: RFF News 02-26-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,655
Posted By Ted Striker
Dream on. We are witnessing, in slow motion,...

Dream on. We are witnessing, in slow motion, Fujifilm's exiting from traditional non instant film. They are stuck in a loop. Raise prices due to low demand, then demand drops off more because...
Forum: RFF News 02-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,655
Posted By Ted Striker
Japan has not been commercial whaling for...

Japan has not been commercial whaling for decades. Only very recently did they announce that they would start that that up again. Fujifilm is certainly not using whale in their films.
Forum: RFF News 02-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,655
Posted By Ted Striker
Fujifilm had a blanket price increase across...

Fujifilm had a blanket price increase across their film line in 2016. Again it was a double digit increase.
Forum: RFF News 02-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,655
Posted By Ted Striker
Let's be real here. Gelatin comes from cows, not...

Let's be real here. Gelatin comes from cows, not whale. There aren't enough whales harvested worldwide to base an industry off their use.
Forum: RFF News 02-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,655
Posted By Ted Striker
A 30% rise in prices is well beyond inflation. ...

A 30% rise in prices is well beyond inflation. We are living in an era of ultra low inflation. The Fed constantly misses it's 2% inflation target.

Fujifilm is selling less and less film so they...
Forum: RFF News 02-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,655
Posted By Ted Striker
I don't see how E6 survives this type of price...

I don't see how E6 survives this type of price hike. The film hardly sells as it is today. B&H always has short dated and expired E6 film for sale. Less film sold at the new prices means more...
Forum: RFF News 02-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,655
Posted By Ted Striker
I'm sure it is the steep decline in film usage...

I'm sure it is the steep decline in film usage that is the cause of the price hike. Losing economy of scale, thus prices of raw materials go up.
Forum: RFF News 02-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,655
Posted By Ted Striker
Nice head's up post. I've ordered a bunch of...

Nice head's up post. I've ordered a bunch of 400H. That's the only color film I shoot so I might as well get a bunch.

"Fujifilm’s popular Instax instant films won’t be affected by this price...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-25-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 4,627
Posted By Ted Striker
Seems like a botched product launch. I know a...

Seems like a botched product launch. I know a few folks who have had to switch to other brands of scanners after they could not find any OpticFilm 120's. Really poor planning on Plustek's part.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 4,767
Posted By Ted Striker
My Fuji GA645 camera fits in my jacket pocket. ...

My Fuji GA645 camera fits in my jacket pocket. It's a great travel camera during jacket season.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-21-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 261
Posted By Ted Striker
Eastman Kodak CEO Leaves

https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/kodak-names-jim-continenza-executive-chairman-2019-02-20/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-21-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 3,664
Posted By Ted Striker
I agree with Huss. The F6 really shines with...

I agree with Huss. The F6 really shines with fully automatic lenses. I would not worry about aperture rings with a camera like this. Get whatever G lens you can afford.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-21-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 3,664
Posted By Ted Striker
You are the exact reason why I always recommend...

You are the exact reason why I always recommend people buy Nikon cameras second hand. They are so well built that they last decades. My Nikon FM2n is an early model and just keeps on truckin' year...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,281
Posted By Ted Striker
What city is this where they process 300 rolls of...

What city is this where they process 300 rolls of film per day?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 3,664
Posted By Ted Striker
I have to admit, that's pretty funny. Well, have...

I have to admit, that's pretty funny. Well, have fun shopping for a new lens.
Forum: RFF News 02-20-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,114
Posted By Ted Striker
Or like Nikon.

Or like Nikon.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 3,664
Posted By Ted Striker
Congrats on the new camera. May the time to wait...

Congrats on the new camera. May the time to wait blow by quickly and you shoot a lot of film. What lens will be attaching to this beaut?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,668
Posted By Ted Striker
Fujifilm's published statement on Acros was that...

Fujifilm's published statement on Acros was that it was discontinued due to lack of demand. There was no mention at all of raw material availability.

Fujifilm stated very explicitly that a raw...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,668
Posted By Ted Striker
So when is Acros coming back?

So when is Acros coming back?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,286
Posted By Ted Striker
Fascinating article about Kodak Alaris. Who the...

Fascinating article about Kodak Alaris. Who the heck knew they were in the US mortgage market!!??
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-17-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 3,664
Posted By Ted Striker
Unlikely. Mint prices in Japan are $900-$1000. ...

Unlikely. Mint prices in Japan are $900-$1000. There's no reason to pay more than that if you are sourcing out of Japan. Even with VAT that's a huge savings over a new one.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-17-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 3,664
Posted By Ted Striker
I didn't know VAT was added to used gear.

I didn't know VAT was added to used gear.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-17-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,668
Posted By Ted Striker
This is a very wise idea of course and you can be...

This is a very wise idea of course and you can be certain that no company wants to rely on another company that crashed and burned as fast as Tetenal did. They have proven themselves to be highly...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-17-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,668
Posted By Ted Striker
I see. No evidence that can be shared. You'll...

I see. No evidence that can be shared. You'll understand that I discount this assumption then.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-17-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 3,664
Posted By Ted Striker
I bought my Canon 1V off ebay many years ago. I...

I bought my Canon 1V off ebay many years ago. I dont recall the price difference from a new one at the time but it was easily $1000 or more cheaper. It's been flawless all these years.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-17-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 3,664
Posted By Ted Striker
Mint condition F6's are found on ebay for $900. ...

Mint condition F6's are found on ebay for $900.

A new one at B & H is $2546.

That's $1646 more expensive. So yeah, I guess I did exaggerate by $54.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-17-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,668
Posted By Ted Striker
Where's the evidence to back up this statement? ...

Where's the evidence to back up this statement?

Where are the other casualties from this drastic market change? I see no other companies in this market going insolvent.

Why did Tetenal not...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-17-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 3,664
Posted By Ted Striker
Not even a little bit.

Not even a little bit.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,668
Posted By Ted Striker
Nonsense. A well run company has an accounting...

Nonsense. A well run company has an accounting department that gets DAILY updates on money coming in and going out. My tiny 100 person company has this and we know THAT WEEK when we have a lack of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-16-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 3,664
Posted By Ted Striker
If people are still shooting electronic cameras...

If people are still shooting electronic cameras from the '80s and '90s, there's no worry at all about buying a used F6. For a $1700 savings, you can buy two and still have money, a lot of money,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,668
Posted By Ted Striker
I find those answers lacking rigor and logic. ...

I find those answers lacking rigor and logic. Nonsensical. There's no supporting evidence whatsoever to make those explanations compelling. None.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,668
Posted By Ted Striker
Why didn't Tetenal do this before going...

Why didn't Tetenal do this before going insolvent? Millions upon millions of euros could have been saved. This makes no sense whatsoever.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,668
Posted By Ted Striker
Well, the US government stepped in and made that...

Well, the US government stepped in and made that move a lot faster than it would normally had.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-16-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 3,664
Posted By Ted Striker
$2600 for a brand new one, or $900 for a mint...

$2600 for a brand new one, or $900 for a mint one, with return privileges if you dont like it (ebay). I'm not sure what the extra $1700 buys you.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-15-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,668
Posted By Ted Striker
Bankruptcy sure moves a lot faster in Germany...

Bankruptcy sure moves a lot faster in Germany than in the US.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,006
Posted By Ted Striker
The DP2 Merrill is even better. I loved shooting...

The DP2 Merrill is even better. I loved shooting that camera in low light.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3721/13695609524_33e52fbaa3_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-12-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 862
Posted By Ted Striker
You didn't know this before the purchase? Even...

You didn't know this before the purchase? Even the most basic research on Leica cameras would show that the M240 is not a current model.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,006
Posted By Ted Striker
I have flown between 16,000-32,000 miles per year...

I have flown between 16,000-32,000 miles per year for the past 12 years. Except for the first two years when I brought digital cameras, I have always had at least 30 rolls of film with me. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,006
Posted By Ted Striker
Thanks. Interesting. I'm not all that far...

Thanks. Interesting. I'm not all that far behind you age wise. I've checked out of popular culture, unable to find anything even remotely interesting.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,006
Posted By Ted Striker
Have no worries about X-rays. Film is 100% safe...

Have no worries about X-rays. Film is 100% safe in today's scanners for carry on bags. Never put film in a checked bag.


Glad to hear you are shooting film. Nicely done.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,006
Posted By Ted Striker
She's welcome any time!

She's welcome any time!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,006
Posted By Ted Striker
What does works in a drawer mean? Never heard...

What does works in a drawer mean? Never heard that before.


I used to use an X100 too for travel for many years. Then I gave up on digital and went back to film. Havent shot my X100 in 4-5 years....
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-10-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,006
Posted By Ted Striker
Film can be scanned without any issues. Just...

Film can be scanned without any issues. Just leave it in your carry on bag and forget about it. My film gets scanned 8-10 times on a trip and never has any problems. A Fuji GA645 is one of the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-09-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By Ted Striker
Nope, it's a battery issue. My work around is to...

Nope, it's a battery issue. My work around is to have a battery in my pants pocket, where it's warm. When my GF670W stops working I switch batteries, out with the cold one, in with the warm. The...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-07-2019
Replies: 532
Views: 46,641
Posted By Ted Striker
One of my favorite images shot on TMAX400. I sat...

One of my favorite images shot on TMAX400. I sat at this scene for over 2 hours. A shame it didn't work out.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7917/32682731008_070f7e8c48_b.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-06-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,683
Posted By Ted Striker
The 34 million is just for the film and paper...

The 34 million is just for the film and paper business. There's much more to Alaris than this. And they didn't pay anything to Eastman Kodak. Instead, they wiped away debt that Kodak owed. Money...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-06-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,338
Posted By Ted Striker
That's not true at all. Fujifilm camera lenses...

That's not true at all. Fujifilm camera lenses have the word "Aspherical" stamped all over them and Canon and Nikon literature prominently highlight the presence of any aspherical elements in their...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-06-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,683
Posted By Ted Striker
You were comparing the collapse in film sales...

You were comparing the collapse in film sales with the collapse in digital camera sales. Film involved everyone, not just enthusiasts. Today film usage only involves enthusiast.

Digital...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-06-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,683
Posted By Ted Striker
Agreed. Still not an ideal solution as Eastman...

Agreed. Still not an ideal solution as Eastman Kodak is in very serious financial trouble, but if they go under, Alaris ceases to have any significance whatsoever.

And the film division of Alaris is...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,125
Posted By Ted Striker
I dont do facebook and never will.

I dont do facebook and never will.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,683
Posted By Ted Striker
Wrong context. When you include smart phones,...

Wrong context. When you include smart phones, the number of digital cameras sold has never been higher than now. Even a casual observation shows that the vast majority of all people use smart...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,683
Posted By Ted Striker
I read somewhere that at film's peak demand, over...

I read somewhere that at film's peak demand, over 1 billion rolls were being sold each year. Also Fujifilm's CEO stated fairly recently (within the last 5 years) that their production was at 2% of...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,125
Posted By Ted Striker
I totally agree with this. Tri-X is THE worst...

I totally agree with this. Tri-X is THE worst film when it comes to flatness. Scanning this film is unbearably painful and as a result, like you I long ago switched to HP5+.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,683
Posted By Ted Striker
This is incorrect. First of all, there was no...

This is incorrect. First of all, there was no official English announcement from Fujifilm stating that Acros was being discontinued. Google searching for such an announcement comes up empty. The...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,683
Posted By Ted Striker
Good to hear. Where I live the sole remaining...

Good to hear. Where I live the sole remaining film lab does a single run of development every week. There's not enough demand for more, nor is there enough demand to take on 120 film, which is a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,683
Posted By Ted Striker
Where do you live where demand is off the charts?...

Where do you live where demand is off the charts? USA or Europe?

Losing Reala was a gut punch I'll never forget. From easily available, and cheap, to unable to get stock virtually overnight.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,683
Posted By Ted Striker
Yes exactly. You beat me to it. A wonderful...

Yes exactly. You beat me to it. A wonderful film, the most dear to me there ever was. Any affection I have for Fujifilm products disappeared with the discontinuation of that film.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,683
Posted By Ted Striker
Again, some of Fujifilm's most iconic emulsions...

Again, some of Fujifilm's most iconic emulsions have been discontinued during the rise of INSTAX film. If there is support for still film from all this, it's mostly insignificant with regards to...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-04-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 791
Posted By Ted Striker
Sounds beautiful. I might have to do this to my...

Sounds beautiful. I might have to do this to my Canon if I ever have to go through a wireless set up again.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-04-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 791
Posted By Ted Striker
I rarely print like I used to, due to Lightroom's...

I rarely print like I used to, due to Lightroom's print module inexplicably ceasing to work for me. I go many many months between prints with my Canon printer and do not have any issues with clogged...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,668
Posted By Ted Striker
Are we seeing the collapse of Canon, Epson, or...

Are we seeing the collapse of Canon, Epson, or HP's printer business? I've heard nothing about a catastrophic wipe out of printer sales, but then again, I'm not really looking for news like that.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,668
Posted By Ted Striker
Who makes Canon's printer inks?

Who makes Canon's printer inks?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,683
Posted By Ted Striker
See post #8.

See post #8.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-04-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 791
Posted By Ted Striker
Wow, that's awful. It's hard to believe how...

Wow, that's awful. It's hard to believe how utterly incompetent some companies are with software. They put in far less than the bare minimum effort.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-04-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 791
Posted By Ted Striker
Getting my Canon printer set up on my wireless...

Getting my Canon printer set up on my wireless network was one of THE most hardest task I have ever undergone. I dont know what it is like in the PC world but for Mac, Canon simply does not have a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 1,981
Posted By Ted Striker
Brutal. Those things are bringing in $1600 or...

Brutal. Those things are bringing in $1600 or more these days.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,730
Posted By Ted Striker
I fly all over the world and have never seen a 3D...

I fly all over the world and have never seen a 3D scanner. No idea what it is and so I am not worried about such things.
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