[Frameworks] Kodak Film Stocks to be Discontinued, Announced in December

Roger Wilson rogerdwilson at sympatico.ca
Sat Aug 30 18:05:29 UTC 2014

Hi Jean-Louis,
I would be interested in hearing more about these other options for b&w. I know of Orwo but I find it hard to obtain their stocks here in Canada unless you know of somewhere other then LIFT in Toronto? LIFT carries a few of there stocks but not all of them. 

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From: bolextech at gmail.com
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:53:06 -0400
To: frameworks at jonasmekasfilms.com
Subject: Re: [Frameworks] Kodak Film Stocks to be Discontinued,	Announced in December

Cheap shot? Maybe. I'm just so disappointed in Kodak, personally.
I meet filmmakers all the time and it's surprising how many completely ignore the fact that there are other manufacturers in the world apart from Kodak that produce motion picture film stock. Some are truly amazed when I mention this to them.True, when it comes to color negative stocks, Kodak are the only source at the moment. For everything else, there are options out there, luckily. 

On 2014-08-30, at 12:21 PM, Edward Choi wrote:I'm a little confused about the discontinuation of 7203 and 7207 in 100' rolls. Does it really save them that much at the margins when they're continuing to manufacture the stock itself and offer it in larger quantities? If someone who knows more about the way their manufacturing chain is set up could explain this, and perhaps disabuse me of my naivety, I would be most grateful!


On Sat, Aug 30, 2014 at 12:04 PM, Pablo Marin <pamarin82 at yahoo.com> wrote:

Although I agree with many of your points, Jean-Louis, I think that implying that Kodak doesn't have a "firm commitment to analog filmmaking" is kind of a cheap shot... when the issue is more complicated than that.

Would hate to be mistaken for a capitalist/industry supporter here but the fact is I´m kind of afraid of what some of these "committed" firms will start charging for film once the big old dinosaurs are gone... not to mention I don't see a discount price for students being offered in most of these devoted manufacturers... 

All best, 


   On Saturday, August 30, 2014 12:52 PM, Jean-Louis Seguin <bolextech at gmail.com> wrote:


I wouldn't be too dismayed at the disappearance of Tri-X.Both ADOX and ORWO produce black and white reversal that is at least equal in quality to Tri-X. The new ADOX CHS-II in Super8 has received rave reviews since it's introduction and most users seem to find it superior to Tri-X.

I would prefer to support companies that have a firm commitment to analog filmmaking rather then those that can't wait to pull the plug on everything.


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