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    Very honestly, I don't see myself shooting the day there will be no film available, unless I find a way to make my own ones. I did try digital for some time but I don't connect to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGW View Post
    Let's start a pool! I'll volunteer to hold the money.
    Naw. You'll just waste it on film
    Bob Walberg

    The fix is in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevs View Post
    21st of December 2012. Nibiru is coming... :-D
    A half-hour later in Newfoundland You might have to be Canadian to appreciate that one
    Bob Walberg

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    Learn to make your own.

    You just missed a workshop on this very topic!

    Sorry.

    PE

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    Film will still be available when none of us are able to use it.

    Vacuum tubes are still in production. They've not been used in new designs in over 50 years.

    As long as there's demand, there will be supply.

    It's incumbent upon us as consumers to drive the quality. If we insist on buying the cheapest stuff available, five or ten years hence that's all that will be available.

    - Leigh
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    A very long time. The market has been stable for some time I believe. Heck, even colleges are using more film these days. It is not a consideration for me.

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    I just spent $160 on an amount of film that I could easily shoot up in one good session. Given that, I think it's more likely that film will become too expensive for my budget, than it will that film disappears. Which is a good thing, actually--better than disappearing entirely .
    f/22 and be there.

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    There might be a future in the 100' rolls which are offered by international suppliers, as the tendancy shows it. While most little retailers went for digital gears, some film suppliers have become the reference (B&H, Freestyle, Maco, etc.).

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    not sure when film won't be available,
    it really doesn't matter much to me. there are
    easy ways to achieve an image on paper or glass
    that don't require modern film.

    i probably shouldn't say this, but i am kind of looking forward
    to when film is scarce, so photographers will gain
    the respect they lost in the 1880s, when photography was democratized...
    but it won't happen anytime soon ...
    if my apug gallery looks empty you might check these places

    website
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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
    Ding, ding, ding, winner here....

    Nothing to see here, time to move on...
    Andy



 

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