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    Well, not all commercial film is uniformly wonderful to everyone either. But the greater the variety you have available to you, the more likely you are to find one to your taste.

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    It'll be around. And there will probably still be some slide and negative material, made by Rollei. If Kodak and Fuji cease production, I expect another company like Foma to try and come out with a color film to capitalize on the lack of competition. And i'm confident that we'll always have Ilford, so I wouldn't worry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EASmithV View Post
    I expect another company like Foma to try and come out with a color film to capitalize on the lack of competition.
    That would be a good niche market too, especially if they had a licensing agreement with the lomography guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    ... the lomography guys.
    Are they a coherent business entity? I always thought the reference to "lomo guys" was like calling a computer science person a 'computer geek'.

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    Computer Geeks

    Funny you should say that. There's a local (to me) business called "Nerds on Call."
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    Shoot more film.
    There are eight ways to put a slide into a projector tray. Seven of them are wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ME Super View Post
    Funny you should say that. There's a local (to me) business called "Nerds on Call."
    Apparently they're good in sticky situations.

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    As long as there is an APUG (meaning a group of individuals buying the product) the product will exist. The manufacturers will come and go, the emulsions will wane and wax, but there will be at least a small selection of films, papers, and chemicals to buy. And as others have mentioned, we can always make our own D-76 and emulsions. Certainly paper and glass aren't going anywhere.

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    ^Well said
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    To ask a question like this on a forum that's devoted entirely to film photography is like walking into a church and enquiring where the nearest mosque is.
    The analogy is flawed. If you asked people at the Marie Guyart Roman Catholic Chapel on the campus of Laval University in Québec, Canada, they would direct you to the Cardinal Newman Hall in the Chapel basement.

    For over 30 years, the Hall has been used every Friday as a mosque by the University's Muslim students and professors.

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    Does the fax have a future?
    Does traditional stamped mail have a future?
    Oil shocks/"cars have no future".

    Any others? Must be.

    All the doomsayers, the strongest in the ranks of instant digital professionals, would beat the dead horse to a pulp to convince the world that film is dead. It's one of the funniest (and most absurd) conclusions anybody could hope to find. It's no at all true and there really is nothing to argue about. There will always be film no matter what the quantity, maybe not the film we as individuals love and cherish, but always something to dabble with as an alternative and I see it being quite likely some new films will come out in the future. It all looks very interesting to me.



 

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