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... But I can't tell you any more. I'm sworn to secrecy.


(this is my poor attempt at an IP/LOMO type hypevertisement)
« Last Edit: January 30, 2013, 03:32:58 PM by Leon »

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Re: There is something exiting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2012, 08:18:17 PM »
Prices reduced by 30% ?

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Re: There is something exiting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2012, 08:47:13 PM »
Oohh you're such a tease! :D

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Re: There is something exiting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2012, 08:51:56 PM »
new range of film?

or possibly  . . . . colour?

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Re: There is something exiting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2012, 09:53:53 PM »
8x10 Harman Titan Pinhole Camera.

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Re: There is something exiting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2012, 09:56:11 PM »
You are a cruel cruel man Leon!
Great, now I'll go crazy (a very short trip) trying to guess what Ilford is up to.

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Re: There is something exiting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2012, 10:45:56 PM »
You mean Ilford will release a new version of the Sporti?
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Re: There is something exiting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2012, 11:00:21 PM »
I've read something about the Harman Direct Positive Emulsion on a clear base.

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Re: There is something exiting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2012, 11:22:14 PM »
Instant? I'd love to use the Harman Titan Pinhole with instant film.

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Re: There is something exiting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2012, 12:00:47 AM »
I'm with gothamtomato :)  When will we know what this is? For how long are you sworn to secrecy?  Can we play 20 questions?

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Re: There is something exiting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2012, 12:03:55 AM »
Is something leaving (exiting)?
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Re: There is something exiting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2012, 01:24:12 AM »
That was not nice.

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Re: There is something exiting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2012, 07:14:20 AM »
It's not a new product. Sorry to disappoint.

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Re: There is something exiting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2012, 09:11:34 AM »
Ilford are buying Kodak  ;D
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Re: There is something exiting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2012, 10:07:28 AM »
maybe I've over-egged the hyping-up of the promotional nature of the hypevertisement?

It's probably only good news for me, but ... we'll see :)

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Re: There is something exiting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2012, 12:21:56 PM »
It's probably only good news for me, but ... we'll see :)

They're naming a film after you!... PanLeon has quite a nice ring to it...
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Re: There is something exiting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2012, 12:23:54 PM »
Leon is taking over the position as "Head of New Product Development" !!!!!!
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Re: There is something exiting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2012, 12:43:15 PM »
Harman Titans in pink and lime green.
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Re: There is something exiting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2012, 01:00:27 PM »
Re-branded sheet film / photographic paper boxes with even more Leon Taylor art work.....??
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Re: There is something exiting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2012, 03:24:32 PM »
It's not a new product. Sorry to disappoint.
In that case, it could only mean one thing: another one of Leon's pictures will be on a box of paper...
strangely disappointing isn't it ;)
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Re: There is something exiting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2012, 04:05:27 PM »
It's not a new product. Sorry to disappoint.
In that case, it could only mean one thing: another one of Leon's pictures will be on a box of paper...
strangely disappointing isn't it ;)

it't not that either ......

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Re: There is something exciting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2012, 04:24:40 PM »
Right then......to summarise:

- Not a new product (but could be an enhanced existing or resurrected old one..?)
- Not a rebrand of the company
- Not Leon getting more photos onto Ilford merchandise

It's (probably) only good new for Leon, so what could it be....?

- Making an existing product in 5x4 format?
- Making the 5x4 format products into a quick load option?
- Leon to get to test the new focal length Harman Titan fronts?
- Leon to be the new "face" of Ilford / Harman (think Kate Moss and Rimmel, Keira Knightley and Chanel........then again, dont... :o)

Anyone else go any bright (or dim) ideas???
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Re: There is something exciting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2012, 06:53:04 PM »
They've redesigned the plastic bottle tops so wees can open them?   ???

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Re: There is something exciting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2012, 08:46:10 PM »
None of the above.....

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Re: There is something exciting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2012, 10:29:05 PM »
Ilford stamps that you collect in order to get a free mug?
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Re: There is something exciting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2012, 10:58:51 PM »
They've made you CEO or Director of paper clips?

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Re: There is something exciting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2012, 03:27:42 PM »
An official Shop Ilford website?
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Re: There is something exciting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2012, 03:42:55 PM »
Ilford must be changing the route the delivery truck makes from the factory to go right past leons place.

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Re: There is something exciting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2012, 03:59:59 PM »
Ilford must be changing the route the delivery truck makes from the factory to go right past leons place.

Now that would be a detour - Mobberley to Kent......!! :o
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Re: There is something exciting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2012, 04:48:28 PM »
An official Shop Ilford website?


They already have one of those: www.harmanexpress.com ;)

Nope, no one is close yet.

I won't be able to spill the beans until an official announcement anyway, so maybe one of those guesses is correct, and I'm lying through my teeth.

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Re: There is something exciting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2012, 05:22:06 PM »
Illford decided to use mint, cinnamon and licorice flavored band strips on 120 roll film? ;D
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Re: There is something exciting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2012, 06:24:41 PM »
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Are you able to say when an official announcement may be made?

I will decline to join in the guessing game!

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Re: There is something exciting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2012, 06:45:39 PM »
Illford decided to use mint, cinnamon and licorice flavored band strips on 120 roll film? ;D

I'd vote for this one ... though maybe they're going eco-friendly with a return to wooden spools.

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Re: There is something exciting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2012, 08:59:41 PM »
Illford decided to use mint, cinnamon and licorice flavored band strips on 120 roll film? ;D


I'd vote for this one ... though maybe they're going eco-friendly with a return to wooden spools.

Or better yet, bamboo spools. And backing paper made of Japanese awashi paper.

My best guess is it's going to be a price drop on some products...
But somehow the childish side of my brain keeps thinking about some type of mascot like the Kodak Kolorkins
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« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2012, 09:02:22 PM »
bamboo spools would be REALLY cool

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Re: There is something exciting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #35 on: October 12, 2012, 09:24:18 AM »
a price drop .... I wish! Nope nothing so beneficial I'm afraid. At least, not that I know of.

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Re: There is something exciting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #36 on: October 12, 2012, 12:01:57 PM »
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Re: There is something exciting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #37 on: October 12, 2012, 03:02:03 PM »
They're going to start using gelatin from rendered down politicians and bankers... we can dream can't we... ;D
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Re: There is something exciting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #38 on: October 12, 2012, 07:04:44 PM »
Could it be that Harman will proceed to certain acquisitions in the corporate world?
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Re: There is something exciting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #39 on: October 12, 2012, 07:21:21 PM »
harman is releasing a 35mm pinhole?


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Re: There is something exciting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #41 on: October 13, 2012, 05:41:17 AM »
harman is releasing a 35mm pinhole?

As silly as it seems, it could be a lot of fun. :)

I think it's Harfordak Tri+.

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Re: There is something exciting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #42 on: October 13, 2012, 12:02:32 PM »
Instant? I'd love to use the Harman Titan Pinhole with instant film.
it would be cool if they had a finger in the game with TIPs new pinhole camera. though that wouldn't make this TIP/LOMO like hype as fun ;)
Illford decided to use mint, cinnamon and licorice flavored band strips on 120 roll film? ;D
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harman is releasing a 35mm pinhole?

As silly as it seems, it could be a lot of fun. :)

I think it's Harfordak Tri+.
That last bit could be interesting! Though I wonder how that would mesh with their productline as it looks today.

oh! are they starting to roll out 110 film? ;D
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« Reply #43 on: October 24, 2012, 05:35:38 AM »
a 35mm pinhole would be fun, but I think the mint flavored lick strips would be even more funner!   ::)

Bamboo spools would be awesome...and Francois, are those Kodak Kolorkins yours????    Those  things are cool!   8)

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Re: There is something exciting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #44 on: October 24, 2012, 02:12:39 PM »
One more guess: 8x10 TiTAN with freshly minted Ilford New55! That way Leon *and* Ed can lose their minds.  :D

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Re: There is something exciting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #45 on: October 24, 2012, 02:39:20 PM »
Leon to head all things legal at Harman?  ???
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Re: There is something exciting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #46 on: October 24, 2012, 02:54:06 PM »
I lied.

Two more possibilities: the LOMO LC-M Monochrom, and one for just us Americans of a certain vintage: Ilfomat!

(bonus points to Becky if she can find us the remnants of an authentic Fotomat hut)


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« Reply #47 on: October 24, 2012, 03:30:09 PM »
i found a flickr stream of them....doesn't count I know, but I'll dig into this and find one somewhere.. :)
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Re: There is something exciting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #48 on: October 24, 2012, 08:22:51 PM »
Wow! This must be secret as he hasn't even told me whassup.....and he usually does.

OK, my 2 pennies/cents-worth is that I'm rising above this blatant, somewhat shallow, headline-grabbing attempt at marketing spin and am not hazarding any guesses...at all. I'm also praying for Leon's sake that it's big news or there will be a lot of disappointed FWers for him to placate.
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Re: There is something exciting going on at ILFORD
« Reply #49 on: October 24, 2012, 09:42:02 PM »
Well, I too am a bit on the edge of my seat simply waiting for the big announcement.
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