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My daughter has asked for a film camera for Christmas i.e. the sort you have to get developed. Quite why, I don't know. Can you still get the film developed, or is more of a home thing nowadays?

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Yes proper photography shops will develop the film

One grandaughter took a photography course and film was mandatory as was learning how film cameras worked ,she was given a couple of my pentax's which delighted her and part of the course was film processing  which helped .

Film is still available i think we snatched up a load from poundland which we passed on to practice on ,film is old but not yet dead .

I prefer digital none of that out of focus snaps you wait a month or more to use a reel of film up lol

Even polaroid cameras are still being used ,in their heyday they tended to be used for photos you couldnt take to boots (wink) not sure why in modern days they are needed ?

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Cheers. It's reassuring to know that she should be able to get developing done, then.

As for polaroids, I have no idea what you mean 🤣

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Its far easier to curse the darkness than light one candle

 

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Elton,

WHAT CHESTERS1 SAID.

What he didn't say - - print film photography is more expensive than a boat.

Despite the efforts to reintroduce film to the masses, major film companies are still dropping film stocks every year because not enough people are buying them anymore. It’s also becoming hard to find them in stores nowadays and even harder to find photo labs that process them.

DID she give you a clue why?  EVEN movies are digital now. I fear you have a communications issue with her.

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Its certainly not as cheap as it used to be but its not scarce ,never heard of these but the price is right

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fomapan-400-35mm-24-Exposure/324076699930?epid=1356675755&hash=item4b747a011a:g:96MAAOSwyR1eS6fJ

There was a strange surge in buying russian? Cameras a few years ago but thats subsided i think

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Has she specified Black & White Elton? Just a thought because it is a dying skill, been doing it myself for over 50 years.

Very rewarding but I suppose a skill set like maintaining steam engines!

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