Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/02/15

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Subject: [Leica] The final gasp of MF film?
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 17:14:14 -0500

Unfortuanly people see the thread title and think that medium format film
production could all of a sudden somehow be in danger when all it is
generalized eBayitus.
We need to get our eyes off the eBay screen and on our own photographic
work. Is the volume of film cameras traded back and forth on eBay higher or
lower now with almost no work being done with them and they are reduced to
collectors pieces? I could care less. If it was I'm sure medium format which
represents a very small percentage of that would be very very low as well.
For every 100,000 35mm cameras made a MF camera was made. If that.
The amount of serious photography nowadays done with film is way smaller
than any of those historic percentages. And amounts to nothing of any

Mark R.

> From: Richard Man <richard at>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 12:12:31 -0800
> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Subject: [Leica] The final gasp of MF film?
> I'm noticing a lot of Mamiya 6 and &/7II have been come onto the market in
> the last few weeks. Usually there's one or two being advertised about once
> every month, but now it seems that one every few days.
> My guess is that the lure of the digital and the improvement in quality is
> finally convincing people to let them go...
> -- 
> // richard <>
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