Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/07/30

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Photo Finished
From: "Phil Leeson" <>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2003 22:18:59 -0500
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More bad news for us film luddites:

Mighty close to $10.


> However, here's my take on why film will be around and plentiful for a
> time:
> Disposable Cameras.
> I bet that a huge percentage of film sold these days is in these
babies.  Ever
> go to a tourist area and see how many of these are around?  Weddings?
> parties and functions?  Seems to be a big trend these days to throw a
> or two at each table, and invite the guests to take pics of the party,
and throw
> the cams in a bag on the way out, so the hosts can get them developed.
> Until they figure out a way to make a $10 digital camera, the ~very~
> photographer will buy three disposables a year - holidays, birthdays,
> Christmas/Hannukah/whatever-your-tradition-calls-mid-winter-festival.
As long
> as they sell, Kodak will make film for them.  As long as they do that,
> sell film in boxes.

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