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by Will2
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Film Prices
Replies: 38
Views: 1763

Re: Kodak Film Prices

If sold at US$22.50 (half the cost of a 100' roll of 16mm), that's a nice $11.00 profit or nearly a 100% markup. But in reality it's being sold for US29.99. That yeilds a profit of $18.50 or an obscene markup of 247%. Maintain the rage! :AR! It would seem like a crazy markup, but I'd bet the accoun...
by Will2
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Film Prices
Replies: 38
Views: 1763

Re: Kodak Film Prices

As can be seen the 35mm stock is almost twice the price of the 16mm stock, proving that it is the film component that is the main cost of the total price. That doesn't PROVE the film component is the main cost of the total price (although obviously it is) as the cans and plastic cores cost about th...
by Will2
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Film Prices
Replies: 38
Views: 1763

Re: Kodak Film Prices

...the price of Super 8 is not proportional to it's size compared to 16mm and 35mm. It is not even close. Eg. Price of 100' 16mm color neg $45. Price of 50' 8mm color neg $30. That seems to imply that the bulk of the cost is material but with film it's not at all. Plastic is crazy cheap even with o...
by Will2
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Film Prices
Replies: 38
Views: 1763

Re: Kodak Film Prices

No one on an ordinary wage can really afford movie film. Where I am Super 8 Ektachrome is being offered by Kodak for $66 each (due to exchange rate), minimum 5 units purchased. Now add on processing $20 plus postage and total is over $90 each. Average wage here for retail work which is what a lot o...
by Will2
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Film Prices
Replies: 38
Views: 1763

Re: Kodak Film Prices

And Dwayne's Photo is selling EK100D S8 for $48 per cart. Give thanks you can get E100 from Kodak for $40.00 Kodak isn't discounting even for retailers...and now they've broken one of their taboos and gotten into 16mm & 35mm processing just to keep quality processing available. Things are changing....
by Will2
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak Film Prices
Replies: 38
Views: 1763

Re: Kodak Film Prices

There's not much to discuss...their bean counters run the numbers and determine what they need to sell it for to make a profit. No matter how much enthusiasts and hobbyists buy it will never come close to the economies of scale that film used have. Yes they made some obscene profits at the height of...
by Will2
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Universal pricing w/free shipping!
Replies: 13
Views: 1134

Re: New Universal pricing w/free shipping!

Actually, that is something we are working on. It would be a combination film cleaner and rewind unit. Seems like it would be useful for archives and shops that transfer film regularly. I was tempted to pick up a cleaning machine when a local lab went out of business but it was the size of a vendin...
by Will2
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Universal pricing w/free shipping!
Replies: 13
Views: 1134

Re: New Universal pricing w/free shipping!

Roger, have you thought about creating a film cleaning unit? Maybe you can ask your customer base if there's a market for it but I bet a simple motorized cleaning solution would help improve the scans even more.
by Will2
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: I have a secret. Please don't tell anyone.
Replies: 1
Views: 355

Re: I have a secret. Please don't tell anyone.

So nice to finally be sending them more film! Must have sent 100 rolls of Kodachrome and Ektachrome to them over the years. Never once had a problem with their processing and the price is great too. $12 per roll works for me. They haven't changed their website since about 2005...except for putting t...
by Will2
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ektachrome Is Back!
Replies: 23
Views: 2564

Re: Ektachrome Is Back!

I have a feeling Kodak may be a little surprised at the demand for the new Ektachrome both in Super 8 and still film. The small camera shop in Dallas that promotes film is selling out everything they get in. Doesn't mean Kodak is completely out of the woods but hopefully a good sign. https://interne...
by Will2
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Universal pricing w/free shipping!
Replies: 13
Views: 1134

Re: New Universal pricing w/free shipping!

Roger, did you move? I thought you were in Utopia...
by Will2
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Ektachrome Is Back!
Replies: 23
Views: 2564

Re: Ektachrome Is Back!

BAC wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:02 am
Just ordered 5 rolls, I’m back in Super 8!
Me too. Nice to have an online order system working. It's nice to talk the kind Kodak ladies when ordering but kind of a slow process.
by Will2
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The Future of Film
Replies: 6
Views: 985

Re: The Future of Film

Interesting take on film use skipping a generation...seems reasonable. Unfortunately a lot of knowledge in the industry may have been lost because of the "digital or bust" attitude. He doesn't mention how much of the move to digital was pushed by long time industry veterans that were looking for dig...
by Will2
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Universal 2K upgrade review
Replies: 3
Views: 712

Re: New Universal 2K upgrade review

PS: For some reason, he says that the 16mm gate has audio. I dunno why he said that since it doesn't. Anyway, a nice review. He says it does 16mm "optical" which in theory it probably does...you'd just need to run a separate program to convert the scanned "audio" to actual sound, right? Like Tommy'...
by Will2
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Universal 2K upgrade review
Replies: 3
Views: 712

Re: New Universal 2K upgrade review

Love this guy.