Is film all but dead? When I see used F5s going for $800-$900 (9 condition) it makes me wonder. The F5 is a superb camera, from what I read, and the weekend I tried one out. Personally I don't use film anymore, and I'm not going to go into all the reasons, but will try to summarize. I simply get better results with digital, for less money (not counting digital body cost) and it's a lot more satisfying. I'd gotten so frustrated with local mini labs, or having to send off the get enlargments. I liked shooting slides, but wanted prints. I simply don't have room in my house for a darkroom, and had never gotten proficient with colour printing anyway. (did ok with BW, and Ilfochrome). But with digital, I can print some nice prints (relatively speaking)..or if I have something really nice, have them printed by a pro lab. This to me, is more than which medium has more resolution...it's I'm much more satisfied with the end results. I am enjoying photography again. And that's the bottom line. If film cameras could do that for me, I'd still be with film. just my .02 worth.