I couldn't cope if they stopped making 35mm film
TBH they have no-one but themselves to blame. The vast majority of their business was the mainstream film market and they just failed to adapt and diversify when they saw which way the wind was blowing.
Somewhat ironic that they gave us the short-lived APS film system, the frame sizes of which live on in today's DSLRs
Yes, i said it has it's place. But it's hardly cheap by comparison, still far lower equivalent 'resolution' (not that it matter much). It's good for taking pictures. But for making them... meh.
Kodak have never really made high end cameras anyway, that's not what they do.
Any info on this equivalent resolution? Most MF slides are only scanned in up to 10 ish MP because any higher doesn't make a huge difference (bearing in mind most commercial film processors print film photos in the same way they do digital rather than using lenses and photo paper.
Even then a 35mm frame at 50asa will not out resolve the higher end of the digital cameras, equivalent or not. MF wise we now have 60-100 MP sensors, expensive but available. There is even an ~100MP LF digital back being releases AFAIK.
The problem is, other than dynamic range (which can be sorted by HDR and where digital is making inroads) the rest can be sorted easily with a nit of post processing or even changing settings in camera.
The problem is digital trumps film in almost every situation*, especially in the last two or three years.
Yes there are a number of sentimental and alternative reasons to use film (i have a MF camera) but for professionals the only format remaining that hasn't really been superceded by digital is LF. The writing will be on the wall in a few years if they only produce film in the near future, even the film industry is unlikely to use film in most releases for much longer.
* I can't really think of anything at the moment that film actually trumps digital at other than large format that I mentioned. Maybe when shooting long exposures (hours at night) and in areas with no charge points for power (but then most professional film dslrs are powered as well).