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    How long...?

    Hi All,

    Sorry if this thread was posted before (just ignore it then).

    How long will film remain available? 5, 10 years. Sure don't look into a cristal ball but I really wonder. Signs are bad, aren't they?

    Thanks for your reactions.

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    As some makers have quit the market, others have stepped forward. Photography didn't kill painting and digital won't kill true/film photography.

    And yes, this topic has been beaten to death.

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    Can we have this topic closed as Mike says it's been flogged to death

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    Can we have this topic closed as Mike says it's been flogged to death
    Based on that rationale Ian, 45.6% of the all the threads on the forum should be closed today. Gheeeeez.

    It would be easier to give a definitive answer to the poster's question. And I know the answer to be . . . 21,163 weeks, 4356 minutes, 5 seconds, +/- 26.7 milliseconds. If I could figure out how to get my calculator off the hexidecimal display mode, I could narrow down this answer even further.
    "Lo único de lo que el mundo no se cansará nunca es de exageración." Salvador Dalí

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    You're off by 3 years and 0.56 ms.


    Nicefor88,
    You are trying everything to rack up an impressive post-count in the shortest possible time, even if it means resorting to this sort of question, aren't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicefor88 View Post
    Hi All,

    Sorry if this thread was posted before (just ignore it then).

    How long will film remain available? 5, 10 years. Sure don't look into a cristal ball but I really wonder. Signs are bad, aren't they?

    Thanks for your reactions.
    Film will remain available as long as people are still buying it. Way more than ten years.
    Charles Hohenstein

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    I'd like to be optimistic Charles but everytime I bring rolls to my local lab they make me feel like a Jurassic photographer.
    Maybe I should change lab...

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    Thanks to all those who answered the question.

    I officially declare this subject closed!!

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    How much longer will film be available?

    nicefor88, you should live so long.

    Steve
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.



 

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