Return of Film Photography

Updated on January 3, 2018 in Photography
6 on September 24, 2017

Hi to all the members here, 
I am doing a research on the return of film photography, however, I have not yet found a solid evidence that could back up my claim. Is there any possible way I could acquire any statistics number to help me complete my theory? Or asking directly from big companies such as Kodak, Fujifilm, Ilford, etc, would be possible? Thank you very much. 

 
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0 on September 26, 2017

https://www.europeanceo.com/culture/film-photography-makes-a-stunning-comeback/

Puts it quite well, sitting alongside digital. The article has some figures, and there are more if you google ‘photographic film sales statistics’. I don’t think it’ll return to anything like previous, but will maintain a level of sustainable interest.

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0 on December 8, 2017

Hii

film photography community is bringing that back; one click of the camera at a time. I am a film photographer and in love with the medium of film photography.

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2 on December 22, 2017

Man I can’t afford to shoot film. If I want the film feel, I’ll just up the ISO, black out the screen, shoot to a small SD card, place it in an envelope for a week after I shoot, then open it and see how the shots turned out. Film is a rich mans game now a days. Or at least for me. I can barely afford to shoot digital.

on January 2, 2018

lol yeah. I mean big neg roll film (6×9) or LF sure it’s great and worth the graft but 35mm? nah it’s no way as good as digital now. It’s archival – the only advantage imo. Not much else going for it now.

on January 3, 2018

Honest truth, this evening ive covered the lcd, the AE, AF, Drive buttons on my XPro1 with black tape. EVF only now, no chimping 🙂

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0 on January 2, 2018

Did it ever go away? Or is it the ebb and flow of two different generational perceptions. If a 1000 people used p&s colour neg film in 1987 or 1997 now only 1 does, and the rest use a phone or maybe a bridge digicam (with superzoom). The 80s 90s folks had shoeboxes of negatives and photo-wallets of snaps. People now delete and/or lose gigabytes of images when they accidentally format SD cards, USB sticks or corrupt their laptops.

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