There has been little bits of news all over the web in the past week or so. Some of it bigger than others. Like Kodak filing for bankruptcy. It is sad to see a company which was actually rather innovative – after all they practically invented digital photography – fall because it was too scared to cannibalise itself in a time where their film products ruled the roost. Sad thing is, they could have owned the digital market and still had a profitable film business it seems. Read on for more on this and other stories.
Look what I found! Konica Centuria film. The expiry date is 08/2005, two years after Konica would cease to exist. It took some persuading from my side before the store owner would actually sell it (and the remaining rolls) to me as he was concerned that it was too far past it’s expiry date. It is kind of like the news today around Kodak. Wall Street Journal is reporting that Kodak is in preparations to file for bankruptcy if their current efforts to sell off their patents does not help save the company.
It has not been a good week for Kodak, the historic photographic company that has really struggled with the digital revolution. Earlier this week their share price took a dive following news of the company taking out a substantial loan and now Reuters are reporting that the company’s shares have fallen further as rumours of … Read moreKodak Crumble
Kodak is credited with taking photography to the masses with great film innovations like the Box Brownie. That said, one cannot help but feel that in a digital world their fortunes began to fade. Their recent financial report of their last quarter seems to carry rather mixed figures in the eyes of many though the … Read moreWhat is the Future of Kodak
Kodachrome was the film of choise for thousands of professional photographers over the last several decades and when Kodak finally ran of the last roll, they handed it to world renowned photographer Steven McCurry to shoot it. You can view some of those images by following the link below to his site.
On Saturday we picked our website of the week as GoingPro 2010. Here is another reason why I follow this site. Scott Bourne posted a brief summary of one of the talks given at Skips’ Summer School where he was to speak as well. The talk he made mention of is one given by Dane … Read moreKeep, Protect and Share – Kodak
For generations it has been used to capture everything from family memories to world-changing events. But now Kodachrome itself, Kodak’s oldest camera film, is about to become history. The company has decided to axe Kodachrome as photographers switch to digital cameras. The first commercially successful colour film, which has been in production for 74 years, … Read moreKodak Axes KodaChrome
Kodak and Fuji have both announced that the prices of film and paper are set to rise by as much as 20% quoting high fuel prices and higher costs of raw materials (silver and aluminium) for the July increases. One wonders how this will affect the demand for film in a world of ever increasing … Read moreFilm Prices Soar