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Not going to enter into a debate about which is better - analog or digital - or to take one side or the other. I've done the one and do the other and in both cases I'm just grateful when I can see the faces in the pictures and the horizon is straight. But I am curious as to whether there will be any new developments of value in the analog field in the future. I was drawn to this speculation earlier in the year by the news that the Perth photo markets were set to reopen in November after a two-year hiatus. I wondered if there would be a flood of secondhand digital or whether we'd see the same old run of film cameras. I also experienced the shock of the old encountering the new when I went to a hifi retailer seeking a small CD player for a studio system. Oh Dear Me, I can buy amazing new Bluefi things that are probably better, but if I do not want to start up with new technologies, I'll be reduced...

If you're a film-maker who has retained your love for film per se you probably have established your workflow with one of two formats; 16mm or Super 8. The latter is available in cartridge form these days with monochrome and colour material still being produced. Not as much as in analog era, but you can still clap a load into one of the superbly-capable mechanical or electronic cameras of the 20th century and produce good results. They will be different from the images that digital video yields, but that may be the look that you are after. Okay, you've located a camera and found out how easy it is to operate - what do you do to get the film and then have it processed? Well Kodak no longer process in Coburg nor Agfa in Nunawading...