Friday, January 13, 2006

R.I.P. Film 1816-2006

January 12th, 2006: another tipping point. This one's in the realm of photography, and it was marked by Nikon's announcement to focus on digital photography and stop producing all but a few of its film cameras.

Nikon's position in photography, as dominant as it is high-profile, marks this step as the end of almost two centuries of image creation based on photosensitive emulsions, starting with Nicéphore Niépce's invention in 1816.

If it weren't for Kodak's unconvincing track record in the early years of digital photography, we would reveringly call this a 'Kodak Moment'.

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