Farewell Kodak

By Weenson Oo on 17:05

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Kodak as we knew it is no more. So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen but not adieu.

There are few names more synonymous with the world of photography than Kodak. Founded by George Eastman and producing it's first camera in 1888 the company has touched more people on Planet Earth than McDonald's but neither deed nor name count for much if you don't keep up with the ways of a changing world. It is ironic that having developed the world's first digital camera in 1975, the company failed to get behind it's own invention. For photographers everywhere, it is particularly sad to witness the reduced circumstances of this very special giant. I suppose if it wasn't Kodak who gave us film, there would have been someone else but I'm glad it was Kodak.

You gave me my first camera, the film in my first SLR, my first sheet of photographic paper, the last roll of Kodachrome and APS cartridge I ever used, my first compact flash card and card reader. To thanks for the memories I would add that it would be great to see you back in the future, leaner and meaner.

For more details and comments, please see this report by the BBC

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

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