Friday, July 14, 2006

New Films are On the Way!

In this day and age, when giant photographic companies like Kodak and Fuji are dropping films from their catalogs like they're...ahem..going out of style, it's nice to know that someone still cares enough about analog photographers to try to fill the void.

Enter JandC Photo of Overland Park, Kansas. The retailer says they plan to manufacture and coat their own films to help replace some of the best loved films that have gone extinct lately. The company says it will manufacture black and white film in ISO 25, 100, 400 and an 820 nm Infrared film. The films will be available in 35 mm, 120 and sheets.

According to JandC Photo:

As many of our customers know we have spent the last few months looking at how to best provide as many film choices as possible. We have looked at many was to bring new films to the market. This includes plans going forward right now to operate our own coating facility and producing high quality films in various formulations.

They also plan to introduce some specialty films and paper in the future.

If you haven't shot film in a while and miss it, or you're a digital photographer and never shot film, go to the JandC Photo web site and buy a few rolls of film from them. Even if you never use it, buy it anyway. We need to support companies that continue to support photographers. Particularly you digital photographers, go buy a few rolls from them. After all, it's your fault we're in this mess in the first place.

(I'm joking. I don't totally blame digital photographers for the state of the analog market.)

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