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Old 01-13-2019   #152
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Just look at film workflow: labs are small.
There are all sizes of professional labs: Small ones, medium sized ones, and even very big ones with several hundred employees (in Germany we have several of the big ones).

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Either BW, C41 or E6.
Most professional labs are doing C41, E6 and BW. And silver-halide prints.

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New films are coming from eastern europe.
No, not really. There is only one ortho film made by Micron and offered under Silberra brand which is new. All other films from Silberra are just repackaged Agfa (Belgium) films. Films which are offered for years by Maco under Rollei film brand.
New films (really new films) have been introduced by Kodak and Adox (Germany). And Fujifilm (instax monochrome). And Impossible / Polaroid Originals.
And maybe in the future by Film Ferrania. But Adox is much more succesful in implementing their new small photochemical factory. They already have lots of excellent products: films, photopapers and photo chemistry.

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The so called film rennaissance happened outside of the big corporations marketing departments. It happened on the outskirts of industrial production. Social media blasted the news.
Yes, concerning standard films. But in instant film both Fujifilm and Polaroid Originals as bigger companies have been very active and successful in marketing.

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Digital looked cheap but when we found out 3k cameras were disposable trash in 5 yrs since their sensors were outdated, film looked like the real deal.
For an increasing number of people: yes.

Cheers, Jan