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There is a glaring omission in digital photography that hasn't been overcome yet. For the most part, every digital camera is the same as every other in its class/price-range. With very few exceptions, within the budget of the average consumer there are three choices: point and shoot cameras, "prosumer" cameras, and SLR cameras, and that's all. Do you want a swing-lens panoramic camera? Good luck. Do you want a square format camera? Keep dreaming. Like many things in life, for most people photography is more than just the end result. The enjoyment of the process itself is a crucial element. Do you miss viewing a square frame through a TLR's waist level finder, or the distinct look of a swing lens panoramic image, or the slow shutter low light abilities of a 35/1.4 on a rangefinder body? Someday the research, development, and production costs for digital cameras will drop to a point where products can be created for such niche markets. But for now, you are out of luck. This, in and of itself, is enough reason for many photographers to stay interested in film cameras and photography. Via the Film Photography forum on photo.net, as well as the various film photography articles and Filmtown Column, we are keeping the spirit of film photography alive.

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