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  • How Much Longer Can Photographic Film Hold On?

    AP had an interesting article on film photography:

    Check it out here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...ryId=136795151

    So, what do you think?

  • #2
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    hmmm i just venture into this ...... really hope that film wont die that soon....or at least for 20-30 years to come.......

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    • #3
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      Let s hope it will last for sometime..
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      • #4
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        It'll always be around as it is going to become a niche market and there will be someone who will keep the manufacturers churning them out. It may cost more but it will exist.

        Look at the old vinyl versus CD thing - in fact vinyl is making a comeback albeit to the purists who have loads of $$$! Film will go the same way.

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        • #5
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          To me, film like the 35mm and the 120 are like a fool-proof, technology-proof invention, so, as long as there is demand and adequate supply for it, then we shouldn't be afraid of it facing extinction.

          Which makes me wonder, these technology which were predicted to overpass the 135 and the 120, actually ended prematurely:

          1. APS
          2. Capturing photo and save it directly to CD - I've seen Kodak and Sony pioneered this technology.
          3. 126 format - still around (somewhere, somehow), but very hard to get

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          • #6
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            I think color films will die out first. Currently there are still some masses using the regular Kodak Max and sending to the labs, but once their cameras fail, they will inevitably go digital.

            B&W are a little tricky. Prices of silver increased over the last year and a regular roll of tri-x is now nearly RM20. I wonder the prices will go down if silver is cheaper.

            Whatever it is, I agree if there is enough demand, there will be supply. Nice job on the Lomo guys to keep the demand up though. hehe.

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            • #7
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              hope it will last forever.I just got into this film genre and really hope to use film for a long, long time since i don't have the privilege of using film when i was a kid.
              flickr: zoolkareem | http://zoolkareem.tumblr.com

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              • #8
                Re: How Much Longer Can Photographic Film Hold On?

                Originally posted by Mohd.Shaza View Post
                To me, film like the 35mm and the 120 are like a fool-proof, technology-proof invention, so, as long as there is demand and adequate supply for it, then we shouldn't be afraid of it facing extinction.

                Which makes me wonder, these technology which were predicted to overpass the 135 and the 120, actually ended prematurely:

                1. APS
                2. Capturing photo and save it directly to CD - I've seen Kodak and Sony pioneered this technology.
                3. 126 format - still around (somewhere, somehow), but very hard to get
                I remember reading somewhere (can't trace back the link), many people predicted APS (specificallly APS-C) will die out in ten years time. That article was written about 15 years ago. Quite contrarily, APS is still going strong - stronger then ever. There are a lot more APS nowadays than full frame sensors. Infact we are seeing emergence of four thirds systems (strictly speaking, just another APS).

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by alihms View Post
                  I remember reading somewhere (can't trace back the link), many people predicted APS (specificallly APS-C) will die out in ten years time. That article was written about 15 years ago. Quite contrarily, APS is still going strong - stronger then ever. There are a lot more APS nowadays than full frame sensors. Infact we are seeing emergence of four thirds systems (strictly speaking, just another APS).
                  In digital medium, yes.in film medium, no.
                  flickr: zoolkareem | http://zoolkareem.tumblr.com

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                  • #10
                    Re: How Much Longer Can Photographic Film Hold On?

                    film may not die, but price will keep going up, like wat Sir Philip said is true

                    in the end, there are still ppl appreciate on it, no matter how good the digital turns out
                    I'm full time gear head, yes i am... :D

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                    • #11
                      Re: How Much Longer Can Photographic Film Hold On?

                      Originally posted by alihms View Post
                      I remember reading somewhere (can't trace back the link), many people predicted APS (specificallly APS-C) will die out in ten years time. That article was written about 15 years ago. Quite contrarily, APS is still going strong - stronger then ever. There are a lot more APS nowadays than full frame sensors. Infact we are seeing emergence of four thirds systems (strictly speaking, just another APS).
                      Haha... that APS is not APS sensor....... they're talking about film.

                      APS sensor existed 15 years ago, really?

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                      • #12
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                        vynil still around, and produced
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                        • #13
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                          aiyo yooo...why this news when i just started going in films lol......... you guys better be here to help me out otherwise........KITA BAKOR JER

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                          • #14
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                            film?? what's that?
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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by webster View Post
                              film?? what's that?

                              ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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