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Calling it a Day

Yashica Mat 124G

Efke IR820 Infrared Film

Hoya RM72 Infrared filter


In 2010 we lost Kodachrome

Earlier this year Kodak announced they were killing Ektachrome.

Now their whole film division is up for sale.


Then this dire news appeared out of Croatia:


Efke is ceasing production voluntarily because they cannot make money in selling film and papers anymore. Market prices are way to low for silver based products since about 5 years, especially if your products contain a lot of silver. Many of our ambitious projects stalled because of this as well. Repairing the machine is not an option because it makes no economic sense to continue the production after the repair has been done. Not because it can´t be done or there would be no money available (this is simplifying things a bit but in general this is true).


I really like the little known Efke films, they are a throwback to the B&W film of the 40's and 50's..........this is not good news......

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Taken on September 8, 2012