I ran across this article on DPReview.com- Kodak’s digital sales overtake film.Â Here is my recent film experience.Â I have decided to Ebay my underwater camera equipment while it still has value.Â Â My Nikonos V cameras have not been used for 6-7 years, so I thought that it would be a good idea to shoot a roll of film through each to test them out.Â Since I have shot digital photos for years now, it has been some time since I attempted to buy film.Â I went into my local Walmart Supercenter to buy a couple of rolls of 35mm film.Â They stockedÂ 4-packs of Fuji ISO 100 print film.Â That is all.Â No Kodak film, no slide film, no choice of film speed, no B&W film, nothing.Â JustÂ 4-packs of Fuji ISO 100 print film!
I looked at the cameraÂ display while I was there, and counted 47 digital cameras verses 2 film cameras.
It looks to me as if traditional film has died except for a few specialty niches, the largest of which are probably professional photography and one-time use disposable cameras. I suspect that Kodak’sÂ film/digital sales ratioÂ willÂ continueÂ its’ decline, and probably at an accelerated pace.
I had better sell those Nikonos cameras while potential purchasers can still obtain film for them!