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

Silver_Wolf_1's picture

It's great to see that film will not die (at least today) though I am certain it will not live forever.

Rob Brimer's picture

I have a Seagull twin-lens camera that I use once in a while.

Pete Arnold's picture

I keep my film camera in my bag, and every now and then I'll snap a few pics on an assignment, though, I'm not sure what all is on the current roll in my camera anymore, it makes for some nice surprises when it's processed.

Chuck Bruton's picture

I shot some black and white film a while back, I've been having the urge to shoot some slide film and more monochrome. I seem to not have to time to experiment and have fun in recent time. I still like to do in camera creative shots.

Amy's picture

I was just thinking to myself the other day - "I have to get the old Pentax ME out and shoot some film - havent' done it in a while". It has been quite some time since I shot film.

Al Currie's picture

i have a few unique cams that are worth shooting film. Digital panoramic is stitching, not shooting. I'm also intrigued by a big chunk of silver, like displaying an original chrome. But other than that, there I find no reason to shoot film. Especially not print film.

D.  Beck's picture

I have not exposed a role of film in 11 years.

Shashin Mishra's picture

Digital still does not match the fun of film for me.

Danny Kamin's picture

Shooting film is really better.

Jojo's picture

I am a big time film user and glad that kodak has an update product of films.

M.  Cunneen's picture

Absolutely and while film might not “stand as tall” against today’s pro digital cameras, film still provides me with great latitude, forces me to be disciplined and not over shoot and makes me aware of my lighting conditions. Besides, Fuji Velvia still has great colour saturation and the tonal values found in Ilford Delta are outstanding. Is film as convenient and fast as digital – no it isn’t. Can I still make great images – yes I can.

John Madiol's picture

It also provides what I think is the safest long term storage.

MIke A.'s picture

I remember a few years ago when Kodak said they were discontinuing all R&D on film technology. If that was the case, how did this happen?

Mike Jones's picture

I shoot film exclusively for fine art photography. Digital P&S for snapshots/ebay posts only. Any mfg who keeps producing film is an asset as long as there are firms that will still process the rolls.

J.  Michael Malec's picture

I still use film for things I can't do in digital, either because the cameras don't exist (swing lens) or are too expensive. Also, I now own some fun to use obsolesent equipment I couldn't afford when film was king.

Jim Grossman's picture

I kept my first serious camera, a Richohflex 2-1/4 twin lens reflext, as well as my first SLR, a Pentax and the Canon 620 I bought in the early 1990's. That being said, I have not shot a roll of film in over five years.

Jim's picture

They need to do this in a 400 speed stock. Its a better all-purpose film.

Vlado Antonov's picture

Thank you Kodak and please go on.

Rob Valine's picture

I never went digital and am very happy with film.

Tom O'Leary's picture

I hope Kodak makes money on the new film and keeps on making film. I still prefer film over digital.

Louise Daddona's picture

I love film. To me it has a quality that digital has not been able to duplicate, yet. Don't get me wrong, digital is great but it doesn't match the the warmth or feeling I get from film.

Michael Costolo's picture

Not only do I still shoot film, I still have a real darkroom too. And why not? The gear is extremely affordable these days. Some old cameras are just wonderful and don't break the wallet. And film isn't as expensive as some wankers would have you believe. Certainly not compared to a digital back for my 4x5.

Tracy Deichmann's picture

I love that element of photographic mystique that film seems to give - the loading ritual, the feel of it churning through the camera, even the little film canisters rattling in my bag. Unfortunately though, digital convenience means that my film cameras are increasingly fading into history - sigh.

Robert Hall's picture

Film is an archaic technology. Large format film has superior resolution but the gap with digital is closing rapidly. This is sad for Kodak, but good for me. It's a computer world.

John's picture

I used exactly 1 roll of film in 5 years since I bought my first digital camera, and I work for Kodak.

Randy Fuhr's picture

I still have about a dozen film 35 cameras. I have sold many but is there a company into buying the rest?

Steve Wright's picture

TMax-2 is also a wonderful B&W negative film. Bravo Kodak!!!

Steve Sullivan's picture

Last shot a roll of film in September of 2005 - Bryce Canyon, Utah. I shoot two professional Canon digital bodies and sold my film body last summer. Been shooting digital slr's since 2002.

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Rod Lang's picture

I have not shot film in 3 years, and do not offer it as an option to my clients.