ckw
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A Digital Victim?

Wed Aug 25, 2004 10:38 pm

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.

Cheers,

Colin
Colin K. Work, Pixstel
 
tayloss
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RE: A Digital Victim?

Wed Aug 25, 2004 11:21 pm

Hi CKw,

There is nothing on there web site?

http://www.ilford.com

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

Thanks,
Chris
 
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RE: A Digital Victim?

Thu Aug 26, 2004 4:57 am

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.
Steve
 
ckw
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RE: A Digital Victim?

Thu Aug 26, 2004 5:00 am

Details in the FT

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/a2c9322c-f56a-11d8-85e9-00000e2511c8.html

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

Cheers,

Colin

[Edited 2004-08-25 22:04:38]
Colin K. Work, Pixstel
 
ExitRow
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RE: A Digital Victim?

Thu Aug 26, 2004 5:11 am

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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