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A Digital Victim?  
User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 813 posts, RR: 12
Posted (11 years 9 months 6 days ago) and read 1566 times:

Sadly, it appears that the Ilford company has gone into receivership. As one of many millions who cut their teeth on such classic films as FP4 and HP5 I'm sorry to see them go.

Does this leave Kodak as the only current producer of B&W film? Is a whole art form about to disappear?

While I am a full fledged digital convert, there is no denying that B&W film and "proper" silver based paper prints had a very special look indeed.



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
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User currently offlineTayloss From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

Hi CKw,

There is nothing on there web site?


I hope not, i used B+W films alot!?


User currently offlinePhotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 3156 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1384 times:

Aaahhhhh...... the smell of hypo in the air. A sad day indeed to see Ilford pass away. I don't think you can really understand photography unless you have at some point in your life developed your own film and done your own printing. It's the only way to learn all about the relationships between exposure, contrast, gamma, d-min and d-max. Histograms not-withstanding.

User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 813 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1375 times:

Details in the FT


Guess its not the sort of stuff you plaster on your website  Smile



[Edited 2004-08-25 22:04:38]

Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1360 times:

Film will never die.

It will just become more expensive.

I hope you're wrong Colin and this is all a terrible miscommunication. I myself have a drawer full of Dektol-stained shirts that I'll probably never throw away...

There's nothing like a good black and white fiber-based print from a crisp neg.

"The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways."

- Ansel Adams

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