March 25, 2009 12:02:37.194
Film is now officially a niche area of photography:
 March 25, 2009 15:24:19.586
I was very sad when Kodachrome went away some years ago.
 March 25, 2009 15:49:10.987
While it is an end of an era I'll fondly remember, I'm fascinated that I can now build in the Canon Hacker Development Kit (chdk) the same sort of things I used to build manually by disassembling and reassembling old cameras I would get at thirft stores.
To me, the big improvement is that it's a lot cheaper and much quicker to find out now if an experiement worked.
It also amazes me that I can get a brand new camera for what it used to cost me to develop 20 rolls of film. My 9 year old son is contantly taking photos and making movies to a degree that would have been cost prohibitive to me as a child.
It's reaching the point of affordability where I'm starting to consider the advantages of having a camera farm where the actions of all the cameras are co-ordinated. At today's prices I could do that for what a single really good camera and lens would have cost me, even before taking inflation into account.
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