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| p.1 #3 · Did this camera save the film industry? |
For the greatest part the Lomo of today is a smartphone. For some who like to experiment with film, or for those who want to be part of the subculture around Lomo, it is still a nice part of life. But for everything else it's ridiculous to state the Lomo saved the film industry. It is hardly viable and even though there is place for film as a niche, most of us already found out that film is expensive, bad for our environment and too laborious and too slow in feedback on results. Film is not dead, but it has become a very tiny segment. And the film industry has already been killed for the greatest part (Kodak, Agfa, Konica, Polaroid, etc.) not being saved by Lomo. The remaining film manufacturers still have a hard time and even though I believe we have seen the bottom now I don't expect a resurrection or recovery of the film market. Definitely not coming from Lomo.
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As it happens (reported by two UK photomags this year at separate times) there has been a year on year increase in world film output for the last three years despite the problems with Kodak.
I know from UK eBay prices that quality s/h film gear isn't cheap anymore...in fact I would suggest prices are maybe double what they were 3 to 4 years ago...and I am not talking about 'collectors' items but cameras clearly bought as tools.
It might be a relatively small segment of the photographic market...but I suspect, because of the nature of the people that use it.....it will remain a strong segment.