Quote Originally Posted by aldevo View Post
Dunno about that, David.

Silver prices are one good reason. I don't relish the prospect of buying quantities of silver in dollars any time soon. I'm inclined to think it's going to get worse.

In the future, I rather think the stuff is going to go directly out of the ground and into country X's central bank before any emulsion maker ever gets a chance to lay hands on it.
The cost of silver is actually a very small part of the cost of film. There is perhaps a quarter's worth of silver in a typical roll of film. (I remember when silver peaked at over $50 a troy ounce, at which time there was less than fifty cents worth of silver in the highest silver content film on the market.)