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    I feel the buyers of black and white film and paper are obviously aware of the "benefits" of digital and choose not to use it. So those of us that use it will continue to do so. What I fear is when those start dying off will the younger generation continue to pick it up? That is the question.

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    21st of December 2012. Nibiru is coming... :-D
    testing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    Make your own. People are doing it now.
    http://thelightfarm.com/cgi-bin/html...tent=04Apr2012

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    My guess is that after 2018, film will be difficult to buy and at a prohibitive price. But as has been suggested by CGW perhaps we should start a book and the winner collects the contents of one of Wildbill's freezer.

    “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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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Cole View Post
    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.
    Should the day come, please consider dry plate. Easier, cheaper, safer than wet plate. Probably less skill required than for tack making, not to mention blacksmithing! And making film is only a bit more complicated than dry plate. I make my own film and love doing it, but in all truth, I think commercial film will be around for a good long time (at least b&w.) Between the excellent prospects for commercial and the guaranteed potential for diy, there's no excuse for pessimism.

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    There are about 195 other countries then the USA, can't take the sheep herd behavior of Americans and extrapolatenit to the rest of the globe. There's enough demand to cause Jobo to start making processors again...

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    Those of us who want to shoot color may be SOL soon. Hopefully not TOO soon.

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    I think black and white film will still be available long after everyone here isn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddie View Post
    I think black and white film will still be available long after everyone here isn't.
    I hope you are right.

    “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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    ...but at what date in the future will I not be able to buy 35mm or 120 film in colour or black & white? Any guesses?
    When gasoline powered cars and coal-fired power plants and all those other nasty things go away, I would start to get worried.

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