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09-28-2011, 11:00 AM   #1
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Who will make the next 645D Sensor?

Kodak: Death of an American icon? -- The Buzz - Sep. 28, 2011

Kodak is taking its last few breaths. When will CMOS technology move to MF cameras?

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I read about it rescently. Well that is going down the drain.

I think when Ricoh asks Samsung to make a full size CMOS 645 sensor they will deliver it in 6 months. Price and numbers of production to take off is a different matter.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Winder Quote
Kodak: Death of an American icon? -- The Buzz - Sep. 28, 2011

Kodak is taking its last few breaths. When will CMOS technology move to MF cameras?
That's the buzz, yes but at the same time, coming from a website publishing such articles: How to survive a zombie apocalypse - (1) - CNNMoney

I say ROTFL. Morons...
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Someone will buy the sensor division. It is one of the few things making money for Kodak. Will they find a buyer for the film division? Who knows. If you're a film photographer get ready for your hobby to get really expensive. If they lose the Apple/RIM case the value of the patent portfolio will go way down.

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I would like to see Ricoh buy the sensor section.
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
That's the buzz, yes but at the same time, coming from a website publishing such articles: How to survive a zombie apocalypse - (1) - CNNMoney

I say ROTFL. Morons...
I think it's technically referred to as the "Zombacalypse"
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I would like to see Ricoh buy the sensor section.
Not sure if that is a good move or not. If Kodak had a strong CMOS sensor division then I could see the advantage, but if Kodak had a strong sensor division they might not be in financial trouble.

Kodak owns the rights and patents to a lot of different technologies in the photographic world. They have value, and the name has value. But they have drifted into irrelevance. Ricoh could make a big splash and it would be good to see that happen.

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I read about it rescently. Well that is going down the drain.

I think when Ricoh asks Samsung to make a full size CMOS 645 sensor they will deliver it in 6 months. Price and numbers of production to take off is a different matter.
I still don't know the reasons for not having a CMOS MF sensor. We know they are cheaper, faster, & use less power (generate less heat). I know Samsung and Canon have made medium and large format CMOS sensors. The 8" x 8" CMOS sensor that Canon made is proof of the ability.

Who has insight into why we have not seen a MF CMOS sensor for a general commercial use?
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I'm more worried that Ektar 100 and other films will stop being produced without Kodak. That being said, sensors, their patents and a whole mess of other stuff will be quite valuable, even if Kodak goes under. Even if Kodak goes under, I'm sure Pentax has a healthy stock of the sensors for 645 already in storage.

Also, you're quoting CNN money. Not exactly the pinnacle of reporting.
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I'm more worried that Ektar 100 and other films will stop being produced without Kodak. That being said, sensors, their patents and a whole mess of other stuff will be quite valuable, even if Kodak goes under. Even if Kodak goes under, I'm sure Pentax has a healthy stock of the sensors for 645 already in storage.

Also, you're quoting CNN money. Not exactly the pinnacle of reporting.
No, CNN is not a very good source, but the stock price does not lie. There have been several articles about Kodak over the past year. The CNN one is just the most recent.
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Okay guys, fine. FINE. I'll do it.

Sheesh.
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Kodak has such a big intellectual property, that i'm not worried about the reduction of their income related to their core industry.
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