Okay, cool, we have new film cameras… but where will we get the bloody FILM?

Animation of a Pentax 17 camera being loaded with film
(Image credit: Ricoh Imaging)

I'm a lapsed film shooter. But I am supremely excited by the arrival of the Pentax 17 – which, as I'm sure you're aware if you're reading an article like this, is a brand-new half-frame film camera.

What I'm not excited about is the reason I became a lapsed film shooter in the first place: the lack of film and the price of film. Two factors that are, of course, often directly related.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.