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  1. moon36

    moon36 TPF Noob!

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    Hey guy! I am doing a research on How Film Company survive in Digital Age?

    I need to interview someone on this topic but i couldnt find any one.
    can you guys answer my question here ?

    Q1- As digital camera has been placed film in photograph industry , what do you think that film company such as Kodak should changed to fit in the digital age?

    Q2- [FONT=&quot]Even Kodak has announced retires Kodachrome color film this year, do you think that film be eliminated in photograph business?

    Q3-[/FONT] do you think film cameras and digital cameras can be balanced?


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  2. HeY iTs ScOTtY

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  3. djacobox372

    djacobox372 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Digital will replace film completely one day, and companies need to prepare for that. However, we're likely a decade or more away from digital being capable of everything film is.
     
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    Restomage No longer a newbie, moving up!

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  5. Josh66

    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Q1- As digital camera has been placed film in photograph industry , what do you think that film company such as Kodak should changed to fit in the digital age?

    Companies like Kodak and Fujifilm also make digital cameras, so they aren't ignoring the digital market.
    I don't think there's a lot they can do (to increase film sales)... Not sure that more/better advertising would be effective - not sure how many new film shooters they could get from that.

    Some people will (or have) stop shooting film, others (probably less) will start. Then there's a core of people that will never change. Overall, I think they will loose a few film shooters - but for as long as they make film, there will be customers.

    Q2- Even Kodak has announced retires Kodachrome color film this year, do you think that film be eliminated in photograph business?

    I don't personally think it will ever be entirely eliminated. I'm sure they said the same thing about LPs when tapes & CDs came out... They still make LPs, and people still buy them.

    Even though they (Kodak) retired Kodachrome, they brought back Ektar after close to 15 years of retirement. Other film companies are releasing new films too.


    Q3- do you think film cameras and digital cameras can be balanced?

    What do you mean by "balanced"? Balanced how?

    Production by camera companies? Production has already fallen with the major camera companies, I think it will pretty much stay where it is right now.

    Sales? ...They will never have the market share that digital has now, but people will still buy them.

    Using it? Using a film camera is just like using a digital camera. The only thing you have to do differently is put film in it.



    ...I doubt that (that film will completely disappear).
     
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    The technology is there to totally wipe out film. The chips are waiting in the wings including a 3D photo chip. It is all a matter of marketting.

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    christopher walrath No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I must disagree to a point. Has film replaced oils or acrylics? Painters still paint with brush and canvas. Sketch artists still employ lead or charcoal to paper. Photography was run down by painters just as digital is run down by film 'purists'.

    I am a film photographer. And always will be. I enlarge my own photographic prints from my own self-processed negatives. And I would never take up digital photography unless and probably way after someone outlawed film for two reasons.

    1. I love film. I began with film out of availability. Growing up there was NO digital photography. I was given a Minolta XG-M and never looked back. Then it became a decision based on affordability. I was looking at the digital cameras and dreaming of my perfect setup whilst burning film away. It then became a matter of a love for the medium. Film has grown on me little by little and I would never give it up now.

    2. I got my wife a Canon Digital Rebel xt for Christmas as it employs the EF lens that is on her EOS630. She has fibromyalgia and doesn't get the chance to get out much. And we cannot afford to have someone else develop our film, costs too much anymore. And she shoots color. I shoot black and white so I cannot do it. But she loves photography and I wanted her to be able to actually see her photographs on her laptop to encourage her to do more.
    While playing with her camera one day and going through the manual I realized that as much training and knowledge goes into digital photography to acheive as much a level of proficiency as I have acheived with film. So why should I change if it's going to take that long again when I can simply improve upon what I already know and do.

    Film may well go the way of the do-do one day. But until then I hope to daily contribute to its complete consumption.
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Q1 = Companys that were primarily film (Kodak being the biggest), attempted to ignore the introduction of Digital Cameras. They were the last to embrace it. They have changed over to concentrate on Digital Imaging products ... so they are already changing.

    Q2 = Film will only be eliminated when there is no sales of it. As long as there is a minimum level of purchases, there is no reason to discontinue it. Kodachrome was discontinued mainly due to the processing availability (Kodak labs have not processed this film in a long time).

    Q3 = ?
     
  10. Actor

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    Somewhere on TPF someone posted that Kodak made the first digital camera. They've been dealing with digital from the beginning and digital now accounts for more than half their business.

    Chevrolet discontinued the Chevette when it was still their top seller. They decided that they could make more money by making something else. A product that makes a profit is not enough. It has to make a big profit.

    Kodak was still processing Kodachrome up to about 5 years ago. There are still private labs that are willing to process it if Kodak would produce it. Kodak also discontinued the manufacture of film cameras about 5 years ago.
     
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    I once used 2 inch reel to reel videotape for broadcast television production.
    Now it does not exist. I used 3/4 inch videocassette as well, That no longer exists either.

    As the quality of digital improves, film will continue to disappear. Despite the fanatics, film will become harder to get, a special order item at some point, and at a rising price. The same will be true of film processing.

    The transition from film to digital will be necessary at some point for every serious photographer, it is just a matter of when.

    skieur
     
  12. musicaleCA

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    Point, and regarding the large and medium formats, it's a matter of when the price drops enough to make them feasible. Honestly, when looking at a new Hassle or old film one, it's easy to take the film because, well, it's simply cheaper.
     

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