I put a clip on youtube demonstrating the multiple file opening capabilities of the iMac. Got a comment saying 'dude, you have mad file opening and expose-triggering skillz!' Not as bad as many I have seen.
Anáil nathrach, ortha bháis is beatha, do chéal déanaimh.
You are of course right film is a shrinking market but when the mail order people do stock ferricyanide and can deliver from stock next day anything I have ever wanted they will get my money. For me it is a 40 mile round trip and parking to pay to my nearest J's so the postage is not an issue when you take the time and costs into account.
I support those who have supported me and didnot try to sell me a digi phone when I wanted a roll of HP5+.
I stopped into a CVS (large American chain) pharmacy in Columbus, OH last week while on holiday, and was perusing their cameras and film selections. They even had some APS film in stock - what are the odds of that happening??? When any Joe (or Jane) Nobody can walk in and buy some APS or 35mm film, I'm a thinkin' the talk of film photography being dead are to say the least a little premature.
At the drugstore chain I work at, at least in my store, we stock several types of Kodak and Fuji APS films, as well as 1 type of Kodak 110 film (not that I've seen anybody buy it) and we even have some Kodachrome 64 in stock! Of course, we also have a few brand new betamax tapes...
BUT... for most users film is ONLY dead because it is no longer obviously sold on the high street. And that is the fault of the retailer.
I don't buy the cheapest film I can find online anymore and just buy it in my favourite shop in Dublin. I think the bargain hunters like myself may have contributed to this problem of high-street not stocking film.
I bought 4 dozen rolls of 120, some paper, chemicals and toner before Christms and the guy behind me said I was nuts for not buying online from the jersey islands. I turned to him and said I'd rather the shop stayed f***ing open than save a few quid and asked him who stocked 5L of Fixer in Jersey? He looked at me blankly for a few seconds and said, you're bloody right :rolleyes:
Ilford have a neat idea on their website and I'd love to see it rolled out to include Ireland. You can order on their site and the sale is sent through the distributor/shop. Trust them to come up with something like that. Ingenious.