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#1 Rich Cottrell

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Posted 15 January 2004 - 12:04 PM

Kodak to drop 35 mm format in North America
Last Updated Wed, 14 Jan 2004 12:26:30

ROCHESTER, NY - The world's biggest photography company is getting out of the reloadable 35 mm camera business in North America and Western Europe.


Eastman Kodak will also stop producing cameras that use Advanced Photo System film by the end of 2004. The company cites poor sales in that category.

APS cameras were introduced in 1996 and were seen as the biggest breakthrough in consumer photography since 35mm technology emerged in 1926. But it never lived up to expectations.

APS allows photographers to shoot a variety of picture sizes on the same roll of film.

Kodak's decision to get out of the reloadable 35 mm camera business comes as sales of digital cameras in North America has surpassed sales of cameras that use film. But the company plans on expanding manufacturing in Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe, where the 35mm market is still growing rapidly.


Written by CBC News Online staff
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#2 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 15 January 2004 - 06:30 PM

While this last post is way off the Steadicam Forum subject matter, (it's not even motion picture film they are talking about) the article quoted is eroneous according to an article in the LA Times business section; Kodak will still make the APS film. Just not the cameras.
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#3 Rich Cottrell

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 08:11 PM

while this old post was off topic...,
it was once in the "OFF TOPIC" forum.

Funny how i can now get to it from my past post history, but i can not find it in the forum or by "searching"

so what gives... I just do not know...


[BTW looks like Ikarman was right, the CBC messed this up... APS film is still being made by Kodak]
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