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    When film is no longer available.

    This question has probably been asked before, 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?

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    People have been guessing for over 10 years now. Predictions on many of the main photog sites (photo.net) would say "film will be impossible to get in three to five years..." but that was almost 10 years ago now or more. If color or slide is your forte then perhaps one day little will be found but for b&w I think it will never cease to be available. Maybe not at your local druggist but easily found by mail order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    This question has probably been asked before,
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    Any guesses?
    No.

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    I suggest having six months' stock of film and paper at home and planning no further ahead than that. In those six months really go at it as if that was your last throw. Repeat this process until you get bored and turn to painting or film is no longer available and you turn to painting. Crucially, relax and let the future be.
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    April 9th 2012.

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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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    Athiril... That is SHTF last days of the earth Armageddon kewl. The last remaining film photographers in all their glory!!

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    you'll be able to buy it from me since I'm not keeping up with the two freezers full.
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