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Another film company has come back from the abyss! Ferrania P30 panchromatic B&W film (ISO 80) will be available beginning in mid-February. The images posted on the company's website that were made with this emulsion look really great. I am looking forward to ordering a couple of bricks of P30 and giving it a try. https://petapixel.com/2017/02/01/film-ferrania-returns-grave-unveils-new-p30-bw-35mm-film/ And - http://www.filmferrania.it/p30
How Can Analog Photography Be Saved? Here are three interesting websites that are dedicated to the endeavor of saving analog photography. Digital photography is fun, quick and easy and can produce outstanding results; that having been said, it would be a real tragedy if analog cameras, film, chemisrty and the ability to outsource our printing needs were to vanish forever. The websites: https://www.oneyearwithfilmonly.com/single-post/Is-Film-Photography-Really-Saved https://cameraventures.com/help https://cameraventures.com/
From Kosmo Foto, here are two articles on the future of film based photography. Both are long reads but present some worthwhile information IMO. A passage from the above article: "...the nearly one billion rolls of film a year sold in the US at the height of the film market in the early 2000s has dwindled to a few tens of millions a year..." Yes. it is always better to sell a billion rolls of film a year - but if photographers are buying a "paltry" 30 million rolls of film a year - 1/33rd of the billion rolls a year of legend and lore - that still amounts to over 576,900 rolls of film purchased per week. If the profit per roll of film for both manufacturer and retail seller were $2.00 a roll - and I would guess that given film prices today, that is a reasonable estimate, and may be low for the manufacturer - that amounts to a over a million dollars profit per week for both manufacturers and retailers. That's not pocket change and I would think there are a lot of other businesses out there who compete for much smaller pots of gold than $52 million plus per year.