For 100 years, the name Kodak was a synonym for photography. But in recent years they went from being the industry leader to filing for bankruptcy. In this video, Company Man explored the decline of the company and tries to answer the question: what happened to Kodak?
The return of Ektachrome has been getting many film photographers very excited. Announced at CES in January last year, Kodak went on to commit to a launch in 2018. It may be a little later than that announcement suggested, but Kodak has now finally released the first test shots from the new Ektachrome film. And it looks wonderful.
You’ve probably never heard of Kodak Alaris, but they’re the reason why you still get to enjoy using Kodak films to this day. Just this year, they’ve announced the reintroduction of Ektachrome and T-MAX P3200. Apart from keeping film stocks alive, they also continue to manufacture and sell disposable cameras. In fact, according to photographyblog, they just released a new single-use daylight camera with ISO 800 film today, and you might want to check it out.
We did not find any supporting evidence aside from that mention so we are treating this as a rumor.
We’ve seen a couple of camera gear factories, like Sony, Leica or Sigma. This time, George Muncey and the Negative Feedback team take you to Rochester, New York for a tour of the Kodak Headquarters. In this video, you’ll see the place where Kodak’s 35mm films are born and hear plenty of information about the place.
It looks like we’re not only seeing the return of Ektachrome from Kodak this year, but they’re also bringing back T-Max P3200 TMZ multi-speed black & white film, too. We don’t know an exact release date yet, but according to a press release, it will become available sometime during March 2018. It will be coming back in 135 (35mm) format 36 exposure rolls.
Although called P3200, it’s not actually ISO film. The nominal film speed of P3200 TMZ is ISO800, but the “P” means it’s designed to be pushed. It can even be pushed beyond EI 3200, although beyond 6400, you’ll want to do some tests to see if the results are acceptable for your needs.
Today I’m developing a roll of Kodak Tri-X 400 shot at 6400 ISO.
I’ve been wanting to try this little experience for a while now. Some films are known for handling push processing very well and Kodak TX400 is one of them. Lots of photographers I know are even shooting by default at 1600 ISO but I wanted to push its limits 2 stops further.
KODAKCoin is here, the new cryptocurrency for photographers from Kodak. Yes, that’s right, the company whose resistance in adopting the digital revolution drove them to the point of bankruptcy has created a new digital currency.
The KODAKOne blockchain platform is a service through which photographers can register images before licensing them. KODAKCoin is the currency on this site, which users will receive upon the sale of their images.
Despite the recent difficulties, Kodak has launched a new product. Kodak Mini Shot is a new 10MP instant camera from this company, and it’s a crossover between a point-and-shoot, instant and toy camera. It allows you to print the images instantly, but also to post them to your Instagram feed as you take them.
On Wednesday, Eastman Kodak Co. announced that they are cutting 425 jobs due to a large financial loss in the third quarter of 2017. Compared to the same period last year, the company’s revenues were down 8 percent. So, they decided to lay off about 7 percent of their overall workforce, hoping this will help them generate cash in the fourth quarter of 2017.