Bad days for film

Contest>> Camera • Japan

Published: Monday 30 November -0001

imageIt is a sign of the times. And it does not bode well for film photography lovers. One of the most prestigious photo competitions will no longer accept film photographs. The call for entries for the 34th Nikon Photo Contest noted, “Scans of photographs taken with film cameras are not eligible.”

On the contest’s official website, Nikon says, “In the past 10 years, with the wide penetration of digital cameras, the environment surrounding photography and cameras has dramatically changed. And so the contest is changing as well.”

The new guidelines rule out photos shot using the Nikon F6, a US $3,000 professional film SLR that is still in production. The guidelines are also major obstacle to photographers who shoot medium or large format, since it can cost quite a pretty penny to go digital in those formats.

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