I thought your post was quite agreeable and lucid. Until I saw this intellectually bereft statement: No different than burning a cross while screaming that blacks aren't human. I doubt such sentiments will influence Kodak to keep making film.
Really sir. THIS, from an American!?
All reasons for preferring film, shooting film, or wishing for the continued existence of film matter. Even yours. Because in the end, any reason that translates into SALES is what matters.
Edit: By the way, I'm not facebook literate (don't have an account there), so I might be missing a trick, but I see less than 50 comments on that page. Which of those do you (Chris) consider intellectually empty and unlikely to persuade Kodak? And where is your comment? I'd like to enjoy your doubtless highly intellectual comment.
I never thought you were endorsing racism. To compare people who choose one media over another with racists is absurd, and tasteless. A little thought could have provided a better analogy. This one completely misses...
I'm another social network avoider, so I can't post on that page why film matters to me.
Why does film matter to me? Because it's a physical construct. Its grains are never in the same pattern, much like every snowflake is different. When I use it, I don't need to worry about Moiré patterns. When I use Kodak color film, I don't spend time worrying that the colors are inacurate. I get a reliable result, time and time again. I get more resolution from film than what an 80Mp camera can deliver, at 1/3,333rd of the price. Each photograph results in a physical object which has been proven to last over 100 years, despite radical changes in technology. Film cameras work as long as film is available, and cameras over 100 years old still function beautifully today. When will digital technology match these things? I don't know. I don't care. I have film.
Thank you for stating that clearly and concisely SuzanneR. I knew what and understood why Chris said what he did, but it was a poor analogy and trivializing what some people suffered with.
already posted a comment,