Briefly comment on your reaction to Kodak's announcement of a new color negative film.

Briefly comment on your reaction to Kodak's announcement of a new color negative film.
I never stopped shooting film.
47% (291 votes)
I do not work with film anymore.
30% (187 votes)
I shoot film rarely, but still have my film cameras and sometimes shoot a roll or two.
23% (145 votes)
Total votes: 623
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John Hicks's picture

When I made the switch to digital, I traded my 3 F4s cameras in for digital.

John Ling, MD's picture

I am happy about the availability of this new film. I miss the absence of Ektar 25 film. The prints that I made with this film on a camera mounted on a tripod were phenomenal in their sharpness.

Wayne Guthrie's picture

I am glad to see that film lives on. Just because many people have switched to digital photography does not mean there is not still a place for those who wish to use film in what they do. I see this as artists just using different mediums.

Mark's picture

I have not shot film for almost nine years. I am not sure but digital would seem to me to be better for the environment!

Richard King's picture

I shoot 4x5 large format B&W. Was just out last weekend. Do not plan to stop shooting film.

Paul Wilson's picture

It has been more than 5 years since I last shot film.

Jim Wallace's picture

I am an old photographer and I started out with 4x5 and 5x7 cameras. They were great but digital cameras and software gives so much more control over the final image its hardly fair to compare the two. The only advantage I can see for the new Kodak film is to be able to scan the negatives for print enhancement. I hope it sells well but I can't see myself using it to any degree.

Loren Kollmar 's picture

Film is still a grand thing, especially for black and white. Why spend days in post processing trying to half heartedly mimick a film type effect when simply spending a few bucks with said roll of film works?

Rick Siegert's picture

I loved Ektart 25 and will be happy to try Ektar 100.

Ira Schwartz's picture

I started shooting digital with a 1 mp HP camera back in 1997 while retaining my relatively new Pentax 35mm SLR. However, within 2 years and upgrading to a 3mp Nikon 990 I sold all my film equipment and haven't look back. I now shoot with a Canon 40D.

Frank Q.  Rivera's picture

I have a digital and two film cameras but I shoot more in film than I do in digital. I love the idea of me taking the shoot and not the camera. To me doing my own lab work and shooting in black & white is the best also color photography to me is to shoot what you see and have the print come out the same way you saw it. This is what a photographer and photography is all about. Pure and simple.

David Rattray's picture

I shoot slides and scan them if I require a digital image.

Tony Poyner's picture

I shot my last roll of film about a week after I finished building my finest darkroom yet! I MAY use film again.

David Thibodeaux's picture

I have a DSLR but I mainly shoot film. I welcome Kodak's new film and I hope this is an indication that there are enough photographers like me to justify the continued development and production of film.

Jeff Elliott's picture

I think Kodak had better wake up and smell the binary ones and zeroes! Sure there will continue to be a small market for film, just as people are still buying horse whips and wagon wheels today, but I hate to see yet another huge old American company holding on to yesteryear in a field that has clearly moved on. The Big Three auto makers come to mind, still today mass-producing huge gas guzzlers that next to nobody can afford to buy, let alone drive. The Digital Revolution is over, and digital is here to stay. I'm certainly not about to buy any Kodak stock with the expectation it'll grow. I'm as American as the next guy, but I don't see why so many of our core industries continue to invest in the past like this. I shoot Nikon. I'm not particularly fond of the Japanese, but they do get it.

Robert M.  Berner's picture

I own 5 digitals..each used a couple of times to give them a try.Never stopped using my Leicas, 400/24expEK film. 3/5 per week. Thank you EK .

Jay Cavanaugh's picture

I tried digital but never gave up my Canon SLR film equipment.

Bruce Batchelor's picture

Still the best image storage medium.

Darrell Watchman's picture

Panorama mountain ski pictures are still better on film.

Frank S.  Lewis's picture

Good for Kodak. I hope it is a big seller. I expect to shoot film for as long as it is available.

Russell J.  Bennett's picture

Maybe there is some reason to shoot film today, but I don't have any. Digital photography is liberating on so many levels, the thought of trying to use film again is depressing.

William Saar's picture

I still have a darkroom.

Ernie Targonski's picture

I get better images with film simply because it forces me to slow down. For me, slides on a light table still blow away any display I can afford.

W.  Goodrich's picture

Primarily I use film with my medium format camera (120) because I cannot afford a high mega-pixel digital camera.

Ray Hamer's picture

The convienience of digital, once you have acquired all the necessities ie. computer, software etc., makes film seem draconian.

Paul Loyd's picture

I occasionally shoot film in my 4X5 and 120 cameras. However 90+% is digital, divided between my SLR and a point & shoot.

Woody Stephens's picture

Although I haven't shot any film in the last 4 or 5 years, I really liked the old Ektar 100. I'm seriously tempted to buy it and try it if I can find any batteries for my film SLRs.

Gary Knowles's picture

Cave painting had its day and left us with some memorable images, but it's no great loss that most of today's painters have moved to oils and canvass. In fact, most art lovers think it's just fine. There will always be those who squeeze the best out of film. I can't wait to see their work. But none of that diminishes the outstanding images coming from the digital world. Anybody want to buy a closet full of film cameras?

Rene's picture

January 2005 is the last time I shot film, it was Kodak Gold 100. I still have my five Pentax cameras and lenses though.

Steven Jenkins's picture

I actually shot my last roll of film last June (2007) to get the full width of my wide angle lens while shooting slides for scanning and stitching together into a panorama. I still have the Canon EOS 3, a truly great camera, having better features than the 5D (including better spot metering). Yesterday, since I had time off from work, I did some chores, one of which was going through the fridge and feezer to clean them out. While in there, I took out the film that I had in ziplok bags from 2000-2002. My favorite films, but now that I got the 5D with full frame capability, I doubt seriously that I shall ever shoot film again. Too much trouble while traveling and going through airport security, cost of and spotty quality of processing, etc. That does not mention the ease of ISO and white balance agility with digital that we never had with film (I shot virtually in the dark without flash inside a kiva at Mesa Verde Natl Pk -- never could have handled that with film). In fact, the place where I had that last roll of film processed has gone out of business. I had called them to see if they knew anyone who might like to have my film as a donation. I asked a processor who (rarely) still processes film. He knew of no one who would want it. I emailed a camera club. No interest. I am also wondering what to do with my two film scanners, one of which is a Nikon 4000 ED/Coolscan IV ED. It all has brought back some pleasant memories of the film days, but I sold on eBay a couple years ago two other film cameras and will probably sell the EOS 3 soon. It has all been very difficult and emotional. I guess it is more changing technology. I had to get rid of my old LPs and 8 tracks, not to mention 45s. Soon I have to decide what to do with the cassettes.....

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