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    Kodak price jump for 8x10 320TXP

    I keep tabs on the prices of certain films at B&H. Yesterday, and for quite some time before that, 10 sheets of 8x10 320TXP was $74.95. Today it's $119.95:


    I contacted Henry Posner to ask whether the 60% increase was an error or resulted from Kodak Alaris raising the wholesale cost. Henry just answered: not an error. Alaris almost doubled its price, retroactive to April 1.

    Methinks Kodak is exhibiting a level of desperation so great that it has shot itself in the foot. Also, the 100 sheets of 8x10 320TXP in my freezer will be the last I purchase.

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    Re: Kodak price jump for 8x10 320TXP

    And that is why I no longer use their film. 20 bucks per exposure is crazy.

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    Re: Kodak price jump for 8x10 320TXP

    The end is near.

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    Re: Kodak price jump for 8x10 320TXP

    Are they still going ahead reintroducing Ektachrome, me wonders...

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    It was already too expensive at $7.50 a sheet. Pick anything else and learn how to make it work for you.

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    Re: Kodak price jump for 8x10 320TXP

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    The end is near.
    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew O'Neill View Post
    Are they still going ahead reintroducing Ektachrome, me wonders...
    Before we get carried away assuming broader implications, keep two things in mind:

    1) Sheet film is on a different base so requires a different coating run. Overall, it's also a much smaller market than roll film. Can't conclude much if anything about roll film from what's happening with sheet film.

    2) 8x10 TXP is not a stock item for Kodak Alaris - it's special-order only; B&H has been placing special orders for its own stock because they've concluded they can sell enough of it. So all that we know from this is that Alaris has raised the price for an item that requires a special cut. Have the prices of 4x5 TXP and 5x7 TXP, which are stock items for Alaris itself, also gone up just now? If so, by how much? I don't know - has anyone else been following? How about sheet film TMX and TMY?

    None of which is to deny that Eastman Kodak is in dire straits. It is. But we don't even know whether Alaris is raising the price because Eastman raised theirs, or whether this is purely an Alaris marketing decision.

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    Re: Kodak price jump for 8x10 320TXP

    I just bought a pile of Pan F+.

    Adorama says closeout on https://www.adorama.com/kk41644550.html

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    Re: Kodak price jump for 8x10 320TXP

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    I tried asking Adorama about that just now using their website Live Chat feature. Nothing doing - the representative was clueless, couldn't provide a clear answer.

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    Re: Kodak price jump for 8x10 320TXP

    I just got an Intrepid 8x10 and just got 10 sheets at the old price. Guess I'll need to start looking for another film, which is a bummer since my whole career has been with TXP 320 in 4x5. I hate learning new stuff like that....


    My guess is that Adorama closeout is on the 50 sheets boxes which was supposed to be gone by now anyway....

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    Re: Kodak price jump for 8x10 320TXP

    Just bought a 100ft of Tri-X 400.

    I like to use 12 shot rolls. I can't shoot 37 quick now.

    I also like enlarging.

    Fetching an 8X10 enlarger tomorrow!

    Never quit.

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