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    Kodak Discontinues K64

    I think we saw this coming from a way back....but it's official:

    http://photo.net/film-and-processing-forum/00Tj1r

    http://photo.net/learn/film/slide-fi...-discontinued/

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    Re: Kodak Discontinues K64

    Living in Australia and given that shops and US eBay sellers generally like to charge US $40 shipping to Australia for a single roll of film, I never got to try this.

    Though I have some HIE and EIR in my fridge.

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    Re: Kodak Discontinues K64

    Kodak, IMO, had made it difficult to have Kodkachrome processed at all for the past few years, so IMO, this is something of a self inflicted wound on purpose if you will.

    Also, in any field of business, there are many products that are "not profitable" by large corporate standards, but if you or I owned them, we would likely be happy with the income at the end of the day.
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    Re: Kodak Discontinues K64

    Let the hoarding begin!

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    Re: Kodak Discontinues K64

    "Kodak sees steep increase in sales of Kodachrome just weeks before the last production run dispatched to stores"

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    Re: Kodak Discontinues K64

    Quote Originally Posted by Ash View Post
    "Kodak sees steep increase in sales of Kodachrome just weeks before the last production run dispatched to stores"
    Now that's the Kodak we've all come to know!

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    Re: Kodak Discontinues K64

    Quote Originally Posted by David Luttmann View Post
    Now that's the Kodak we've all come to know!
    Um... no. That's the weird behavior of photographers that we've all come to know.

    Kodak didn't cause the demise of K64. It was photographers who weren't buying it that caused its demise. Kodak can't force people to buy a film they don't want.

    What those photographers were buying instead is the new E-6 and C-41 films. I'll take 160PortraVC over KodaChrome any day of the week myself.

    Bruce Watson

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    Re: Kodak Discontinues K64

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Watson View Post
    Kodak didn't cause the demise of K64. It was ...
    Can't we blame the tree-hugging environmentalists also?

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    Re: Kodak Discontinues K64

    RIP!
    It's been 4 years since I sold the last of my freezer full of Professional K25, in anticipation of this happening even sooner. The processing situation, which was once so wonderful, had deteriorated into a nightmare many years ago.
    Wilhelm (Sarasota)

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    Re: Kodak Discontinues K64

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    Can't we blame the tree-hugging environmentalists also?
    You can if you want. That is, you can blame me. I'm a tree hugging environmentalist, and I haven't bought any K-64 in about 30 years! And it's people like me who wouldn't buy it that caused it's demise.

    But I'm keeping 160PortraNC, 400PortaNC, and TMY-2 alive because I'm buying those. And XTOL too. But when Kodak comes out with something better I'll probably abandon these too!

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