Originally Posted by Kidorry
For what it is worth the last time I used film it cost a packet to have it printed.
Printing digital files is no cheaper and you also have to figure in higher cost of camera plus computer hard drives and memory cards. So not quite a straightforward comparison.
Some years back, the cost of replacing my 35mm camera and lightbox for viewing slides with a comparable digital camera and laptop cost 980ish rolls of developed film!
That's a lot of film.
Digital is now cheaper than then, but film isn't as expensive as you think when you look at total cost of ownership. I have a fridge full of film and several film cameras gathering dust, which are unlikely to ever be used.