Discussion in 'Phototechnical questions' started by bonsai, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. bonsai

    bonsai New Member

    Jan 15, 2008
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    Just bought a 500 CM and I love it.
    But I wonder: will we be able to buy film (120)for the next 20 - 25 years? Last week, a salesman told me 5 years max. Then, I got scared...
    Thanks to share your info about this subject.
  2. fotografz

    fotografz Active Member

    May 7, 2005
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    I doubt that prediction. Certain types of film may fall by the wayside, but a recent article I read stated that 120 may even outlast 35mm (don't ask what article, I can't remember).

    However, witness the fact that the latest issue of Shutter Bug is devoted to film. And in that in that issue is a positive article about the new Tri-X from Kodak. Hardly a portend of doom.

    Plus, with a Hasselblad 500CM, even if film disappeared you can go digital because the camera is modular in design. The most you would be out is the cost of your film backs.

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