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Old 02-23-2019   #46
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Sure, but it is still a small market no?
Size is always relative.
Standard film usage is of course tiny compared to the sales peak in 1999/2000.
But in absolute terms it is again a three-digit million dollar business which is increasing. And has a lot of future potential.

Instant film is completely different: Sales are higher compared to the film era! It is now a huge mass market. The yearly sales volume of instant cameras is now above 10 million cameras p.a. That is 2.5x the size of the mirrorless camera sales volume!

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I think what happens in these threads is that some only think film is doing well if it is at early 90s level sales + processing infrastructure.
Yes, the 'grumpy old men' and 'doom-and-gloom' fans.

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Other see any new film as a cause for immense celebration of a huge revival.
Yes,
- the younger ones, "digital natives"
- those real film enthusiasts which have feared that film will go away; they are very happy now that this will not happen.

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What is wrong with just letting it be and being happy it is still available and that some manufacturers are doing well with it?
Absolutely nothing is wrong with it. I completey agree: Let's be happy and just use it.
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