Over the last four years, the sale of film has been dropping at a rate of 25 to 30 percent each year. In 2006, 204 million rolls were sold, a quarter of the 800 million sold at the peak in 1999.

This New York Times story is quite telling. You can still get film rolls developed at places like Wal-mart or Walgreens, but many smaller shops are shutting down their film processing business. I still have one roll left in my Minolta X-700 that I need to finish. I have less and less incentive to do so since I am enjoying my digital photography so much. 😉

Posted in: News on October 9th, 2007. Trackback URI

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