|Dec 10, 2012, 05:20 PM||#51|
Also, even the chemical film could be innovated, making processing and scanning easier to the end user. However, in the last years Kodak concentrated their efforts on making cheap digital cameras and pushing the printing business. It isn't the film that was becoming obsolete, but the idea of printing pictures in paper. An easy develop-and-scan (share) device would probably make film live longer.
By the way, I still take pictures with my 135 reflex cameras sometimes. I have a Nikon Coolscan V (launched in 2005) scanner which outputs 20MP digital pictures in 14-bit per channel. The results are pretty impressive even in 2012. If I had a 120-format camera and a Nikon 9000 scanner, the results would pair most recent medium format digital cameras.
In short, it's not the film that died, but the way Kodak (and Fujifilm, although Fuji is acting pretty well in the digital camera market) carried its business.
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|Dec 26, 2012, 10:48 PM||#52|
Portra is a terrific film, though, and if I could pick only one emulsion to save, it would be Portra 400. Somehow, that film has to be saved. I do most of my best work when using film, and these days that means color film. I use Portra 400 for almost everything (which for me means photographing people).
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