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When did you last buy film?

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When did you last buy film?

Postby Kay » Thu 19 Jan 2012 19:16 GMT

It looks as though Eastman Kodak may go out of business unless they do something drastic to move with the time. I can't say I'm surprised. It must be about 10 years (or more?) since I last bought any film.

See the BBC story about how they saw it coming but didn't act upon the industry changes.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16625725
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Postby Dave » Fri 20 Jan 2012 03:06 GMT

10 years sounds about right - you bought a compact digital camera in August 2001. It's conceivable we may have bought a roll after getting your AE-1 serviced in Delhi, but I don't think so.

As it happens, the camera you bought was a Kodak - a DC3400. Strange to think that at that time Kodak were actually quite prominent in the digital field. It makes it look as if they lacked the courage of their convictions.
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Postby ruggie » Thu 26 Jan 2012 21:06 GMT

I've still got cassettes of Fuji Velvia that I loaded from bulk film in the fridge - now I can't even get it processed without a lot of hassle. Dunno what I'll do with my Nikon F65, either...
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