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alty29
01-17-2006, 06:10 PM
link (http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/01/12/nikon.film.ap/index.html)

Suprising that Nikon would stop before alot of the other companies.

nordberg
01-17-2006, 07:20 PM
they have such a professional-heavy market share, i'm not surprised at all.
just wait until kodak or fuji stops making actual film (leaving it to afga or something)
in our lifetime...?...who knows...?

WannaBe_80z
01-17-2006, 09:29 PM
I bet in our lifetime film will not be made anymore.

frex
01-21-2006, 01:19 AM
I bet in our lifetime film will not be made anymore.
Does anybody know what happened to Polaroid?
I have no idea if it still is on the market.

WannaBe_80z
01-21-2006, 01:29 AM
There is a digital polaroid camera that is just like there normal cameras except there is a lcd screen to preview the pictures before you have the camera "print" it.

And there is a diposable Polaroid camera I saw at K-Mart once...$40! They were too expensive to be practical.

frex
01-21-2006, 01:35 AM
I never liked the polaroids...too blurry and way to expensive.
I will not miss them if they are out of the market.

robbmcaulay
01-21-2006, 08:24 AM
Polaroid is a cult more than anything these days, my girlfriend loves taking Polaroid 600 photos. It's the most hassle-free hands-on photography experience you can have!

The film is expensive, it's around $1.50 per print!

EVPohovich
05-26-2006, 03:11 PM
Looks as if Canon is considering stopping all development of film cameras as well.

http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=technologyNews&storyID=2006-05-25T125525Z_01_T118988_RTRUKOC_0_US-JAPAN-CANON.xml

A spokesman at Canon, the world's largest digital camera maker, said it would consider whether it needs to continue developing both compact and single lens reflex (SLR) film models because the markets for both are shrinking.

Canon said it would continue to produce and sell existing models and make a final judgment on the business in the future while monitoring market demand.

phil-ray
05-26-2006, 04:19 PM
i think it will be a sad day if film is stoped being made, i personaly think i produce better images on film then digital, as u tend to take more time in taking the photo as u only have a certon number of photos ie 24.

but i can see film being stoped in a few years, really who uses film outside of uni, tech for projects

asheep_uk
05-31-2006, 06:56 PM
One of the larger problems is that professional film (such as used in medium-format and large-format cameras) is actually subsidised by 35mm film. So in a few years time, the professional photography film industry is going to grind to a halt when prices sky rocket, unless they all switch to digital (which they probably will).