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    the way the market evolves, unfortunately, even the b&w will disappear. the question is when...

    human beings, generally speaking, go for the easiest not for creativity.

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    Make your own. People are doing it now.
    At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.

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    I compare photography with horseriding. Once everybody used horses to get from A to B. Then came the automobile and horses disappeared from streets and roads. Once everybody used film to shoot family, events and tourism. Then came digimaging and film disappeared from family, tourist etc life.
    But there are stiil - and will always be - those who want to ride a horse, and the same is - and will always be - true for silver-based film and paper.
    Maybe the choice of products will shrink but as with horses, the lower quality items will go leaving the better (and pricier) articles available.
    No reason to panic, folks!
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    If it becomes commercially unavailable, I'll just do some dodgy DIY stuff.

    This will be me in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phelger View Post
    I compare photography with horseriding. Once everybody used horses to get from A to B. Then came the automobile and horses disappeared from streets and roads. Once everybody used film to shoot family, events and tourism. Then came digimaging and film disappeared from family, tourist etc life.
    But there are stiil - and will always be - those who want to ride a horse, and the same is - and will always be - true for silver-based film and paper.
    Maybe the choice of products will shrink but as with horses, the lower quality items will go leaving the better (and pricier) articles available.
    No reason to panic, folks!
    Peter
    Yes, but a horse is not manufactured.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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    I'm not sure, but it'll probably be a Friday. Maybe check with the Mayans?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    Yes, but a horse is not manufactured.
    No but horse riding equipment is. Granted, there's a difference - horse tack is relatively easily made by a single craftsman who can work leather and rivet. Film, not so much. Still I think black and white will be around a long time, maybe indefinitely. I'll get into wet plate if it isn't.

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    Let's start a pool! I'll volunteer to hold the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo-gear View Post
    the way the market evolves, unfortunately, even the b&w will disappear. the question is when...
    Maybe someday but not in our lifetime. Too easy and cheap to make and from reports I've read some sectors of B&W sales are increasing. It may be a serious niche market but big enough to maintain production commercially.
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    photography didn't kill painting...people still paint

    powerboats didn't kill sailboats either

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