The ever-increasing dominance of digital photography isn't the only unsettling development that photographers have had to cope with in recent years. Until not very long ago film photographers could count on the stability and consistent quality of products from three of the West's most venerable names: Kodak, Ilford, and Agfa.

As of this writing, all three of these companies have undergone major reorganizations and have either discontinued or modified many of the products that were once the foundations of traditional photographic processes. The most important of these changes will be summarized in the technical information offered in this chapter. For example, Kodak has changed the way they manufacture ...

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