Digital cameras outsell film cameras 15 to 1...

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Mike Kohary, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. Mike Kohary

    Mike Kohary Guest

    Mike Kohary, Aug 10, 2005
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    Alex Guest

    Not really. Film is slowly going away. Sure some brand new film
    cameras were released last year but there are less companies willing
    to make and sell film and some companies just trashing their film
    camera-making business.

    But film will only really be "dead" when this last crop of film users
    dies out. If I had to guess I would put it at 50 years or so from now,
    unless the process of *making* film is something a small home-grown
    company can do.
    Alex, Aug 10, 2005
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    editor Guest

    Don't bet on that - at least not in the sense of film only dying
    when its current crop of users themselves die. After all, almost
    everyone who bought his or her first digicam in the past five years -
    which probably means most digicam owners - had previously taken a lot
    of film photos.

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    editor, Aug 11, 2005
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    Alex Guest

    It will, unless making film is something that is, somehow, still
    profitable for the film-making companies. Once it goes past a certain
    threshhold, expect all but a few of them halting production.
    Alex, Aug 11, 2005
  5. Mike Kohary


    Then explain this to me, Why is it possible that I can still buy Super 8

    Death of film.... Yeh Sure.... (sarcasm)

    It's like saying the advent of digital graphics will be the death of oil
    paint and canvas...

    Digital cameras will follow the same marketing/sales curve as all new
    products have since the beginning of market research. Someday the market
    will saturate and sales will plateau. Same as TV's, CD players, electric
    garage doors, etc etc etc......

    Sure, a big chunk of the film market is going away. But to proclaim the
    death of film? I would have your crystal ball sent in for a tune up!
    DBLEXPOSURE, Aug 11, 2005
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    grolschie Guest

    oh crap! I'd better race down and grab some paints and canvas
    quick!!!!!! Thanks for the heads up!
    grolschie, Aug 11, 2005
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    editor Guest

    I'm just saying that the handwriting really IS on the wall for film.
    When a Super 8 movie camera that sold new for $200-300 now gets about
    $20 on eBay, that says a lot about how many people are even interested
    in Super 8 any more. Just expect film to get - increasingly - harder
    to find, in fewer varieties, and to become more and more a pro item.

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    editor, Aug 11, 2005
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    Alex Guest

    Exactly, and as less people make it - it'll get more expensive.
    Eventually, no new people are going to be using it - it'll all be the
    old-timers who are used to film and know how to use it well.
    Alex, Aug 11, 2005
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    Alex Guest

    You should respond to my original post instead of a sentence quoted in
    someone else response to me.
    Alex, Aug 11, 2005
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    Kitt Guest

    Well, I checked the link for Super 8 film and found no mention of
    price. That should be the discussion here. How much will film
    eventually cost. When the price becomes such that it's no longer
    practical to buy film, you'll have your "death of film". As regards
    depending on Kodak for a supply of Super 8 film for the long term, you
    might want to seek out an alternative:
    Kitt, Aug 11, 2005
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    RichA Guest

    Film is likely to die. Unlike vinyl records, you can't produce it
    with cheap equipment. There will be no "small firms" to keep it going.

    "Bittorrents are REFUNDS for all the BAD movie products Hollywood
    never gave us refunds for in the past"
    RichA, Aug 12, 2005
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    Guest Guest

    Film is definitely more pleasing to the eye than digital, if film dies it
    will be a limiting factor and photography will be the loser.
    Guest, Aug 12, 2005
  13. Mike Kohary

    Kitt Guest

    Opinion alert!!

    First, let me say that I really don't care what others shoot with. If
    you like film, you should have it. That being said, I don't think
    you're going to have your way. I just can't see a market for film as
    digital continues to improve.
    Kitt, Aug 12, 2005
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    Mike Kohary Guest

    Nothing more than opinion stated as fact.
    Mike Kohary, Aug 12, 2005
  15. Mike Kohary

    Guest Guest

    Film *is* more pleasing in every way, colour, saturation, sharpness,
    everything. I use digital out of necessity and convenience but I still
    prefer film.
    Guest, Aug 12, 2005
  16. Mike Kohary

    Guest Guest

    It's a fact that I prefer film to digital, maybe in the future the facts
    will alter but not yet.
    Guest, Aug 12, 2005
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    UC Guest

    But it's true, nonetheless.
    UC, Aug 12, 2005
  18. Mike Kohary


    Hey, I am on you side on this one but you should say, "More pleasing to my
    eye" Pleasing is an objective thing.. Not everybody is pleased by the same

    But I still remain, The death of film is not even worth talking about. I
    don't understand why people form such biased opinions about this topic.

    Only now are they begining to bring medium format digitals to market. Can
    you Imagine what a 4X5 will cost. They may never build one.

    Hasselblad H1D $22,000.00

    That's alot of film.................
    DBLEXPOSURE, Aug 12, 2005
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    Alex Guest

    Alex, Aug 13, 2005
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    $90 for 50 Sheet for 4 X 5 Just check out BH Photo. There are alot of
    DBLEXPOSURE, Aug 13, 2005
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