Kodak Stops Making Cameras But Sticks With Film

Eastman Kodak Company marked the end of an era today with the announcement that they’re phasing out their camera business in order to focus on their brand licensing program. But good news for some – they’ll continue to produce film and photographic paper.

In the late 1800s George Eastman set out “to make the camera as convenient as the pencil” and he succeeded in making photography something we could all try our hand at. At one point in their history, Kodak was responsible for 85% of all camera sales and 90% of all film sales in the U.S. but some argue that the once pioneering company were too slow to act while others adapted to developments in digital photography.

We know RB is home to many Kodak enthusiasts. We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. Are you surprised at Kodak’s decision? What are your favourite Kodak products, past and present, and why do you love them? And do you have any ‘Kodak moments’ you’d like to share?

For further inspiration, head over to the Eastman Kodak Camera Photographs group.