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    I have been "helping" a local digital photographer to rediscover film, using an old Graflex that her late uncle gave her. It's thus far been an emotional experience.

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    Yeah I heard that too! They said they want the unpredictable in film. Oh well I work hard to make my film photography predictable but I am glad.

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    The rising prices at KEH.com also provide an indicator of demand for cameras. The Bronica SQ prices bottomed out about three years ago. Bodies were going for under $100. Now they are back over $200.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatchetman View Post
    This should have the link to the audio. I heard it on NPR this afternoon.

    http://www.npr.org/2013/03/11/174043...hey-never-knew
    Anyone clicking on this link to hear the broadcast, dont forget the nice little poem on the bottom chat panel about a photographer and her Nikon F3.

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    I don't think there's any doubt about it. You just have to look at what the prices for good film cameras and lenses have done on eBay in the last year or so.
    I was listening to a radio station in Toronto the other day, and a very successful stereo equipment shop was advertising a three piece special. A receiver/amplifier, a pair of good speakers, and a belt drive turntable.
    Someone told me that more cars are leaving the factories in North America with manual transmissions.
    My God, what's happening? Are we tiring of the "everything done for you, total convenience" world?

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    Upturn in Analog Photography

    Wow. I bought a new car in December 2010 (2011 model) and insisted on a manual and they had to get one for me from a dealer in Florida. All sorts of good news in this thread!

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    The same is apparent here in UK as well (to me at any rate). Ilford are back up to what they were selling before 2000 since SFX was brought back. Papers are still readily available. Kodak - well they have lost out big time with demise of a few B&W films, all their printing papers and all their other slide films. Fuji has cut back too. Agfa has had a slight reincarnation with colour film and the B&W, plus Rodinal is available once again, but no papers.

    However the biggest difference for me anyway is the number of materials available, which originate in the old eastern European area.

    It is OK having all these materials from whatever source available, but there will come a time when a lot of the cameras we are using now simply cannot be repaired and there is nothing to replace them. As far as I am aware there is only two film cameras made which are of the 'quality' end of the market, the Nikon F6 and the Leica rangefinders. (I am not sure about their film R cameras). However these are too much for every day man to buy and will remain a specialist buy or for someone with a lot of money.

    There are a few cheaper end cameras originating from China but that is it. No new medium format apart from a couple of very expensive rangefinder models from FUJI. No Rollieflexes, Bronicas or Mamiyas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMbikerider View Post
    No Rollieflexes, Bronicas or Mamiyas.
    Not entirely accurate when it comes to Rolleiflexes: http://www.dhw-fototechnik.de/

    Available new those who have the money, but way too expensive to me, so I hope my Bronica and Mamiya will last 40 more years!

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    Hasselblad still makes the 503....

    http://www.hasselbladusa.com/product...tem/503cw.aspx

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    Where I live they are now offering evening classes in traditional photography. They have been off the menu for some years now and they wouldn't be offering them unless there was a demand.

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