Quote Originally Posted by batwister View Post
People attempting to live as photographic artists, working just to get by, can't afford 40,000 cameras. So WHAT is going to happen to the art of photography in 5 to 10 years?... 'Good materials' in photography, pretty soon, won't be accessible to the kinds of people who have made it an art form - i.e. those on modest incomes, who have made a choice to devote their lives to it.
There are lots of cameras out there that are good for much longer than the next 5 to 10 years. If we keep using film cameras then good camera service and repair people can stay in business, and we can continue to use these great machines.

The key to us having 'good materials' is to buy and use film, lots of it. The more it is used, the more there will be available, and the less it will cost.