Is Film Doomed?

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Leonard Leffand
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Is Film Doomed?
Dec 11, 2003

The other day I was speaking with someone about digital photography. I casually mentioned that in a few years film will probably be close to extinct. Well, I was read the riot act by someone who said "You are shooting with a measly six megapixel camera, when I shoot ISO200 film I am getting effectively 30 megapixels!"

I didn't bother to get into a debate with this guy becuase it really wasn't worth my time. I did get me to thinking that with how quickly sensor resolution is increasing as well as the general pace of technology at what point will film become obsolete?

Will it be 14MP, 20MP, 30MP? I would assume that to some extent film will always be around for special purpose applications. I was wondering what other people think about this subject?

Cheers,

Lenny

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