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    More Positive threads here lately?

    Is it my imagination or are there more positive threads in this section of the forum lately?

    There seem to be more threads along the lines of new products, potential new products etc etc, instead of news of products being discontinued.

    Could the decline have bottomed out, possibly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt5791 View Post
    Is it my imagination or are there more positive threads in this section of the forum lately?

    There seem to be more threads along the lines of new products, potential new products etc etc, instead of news of products being discontinued.

    Could the decline have bottomed out, possibly?
    Well, right now it's the Xmas shopping time, so why not? But after March 07, in the Japanese market, several products from Fuji and a Kodak slide film its processing service will be gone. We've heard about the news so early that we almost forget when they will actually start to go.

    What's positive is that we've been creating and maintaining this film-based photography community as an international network, so that ideally no film-photographer will be left behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt5791 View Post
    Could the decline have bottomed out, possibly?
    What decline? The product of our craft is becoming more valuable!
    "Only dead fish follow the stream"

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    The Positive side is that we are learning how to adapt to being a niche market and using the web as a means of maintaining (and often, enhancing) our access to film and related gear.

    The Negative side is that we still seem to think that a "funeral" of remorse needs to be expressed every time an old camera store (which we understandably, loved) has shut down.

    We're a niche market now. If we build on that then we'll be okay.



 

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