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11-07-2011, 11:33 AM - 1 Like   #16
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My two welcome surprises when I started shooting digital.

1.) Digital is vastly superior for everyday work, snapshots, family vacation photos, creative color and exposure stuff, etc. I think I've learned more about guesstimating exposure comp during the three years I've used a DSLR than in the 20-some years of shooting film before that.

2.) Film photography has taken on a much more relaxed personality for me. No pressure at all. I can take the time I need because my film shots are all on my time and not family or work time. And it's a true relief to work through a progression of considerations when shooting with film so when I'm framing a shot in the viewfinder I'm only considering the framing of the shot and not a dozen things at once.

Win-win, in other words.

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I have more invested in my film gear and shoot about 50/50 at present.


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thanks for replies eveyone, i only shoot film aswell.
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I echo B Grace's comments. When photographing archaeological artefacts, when I can get through 400 or 500 frames in a day, digital is an utter godsend: instant feedback, histogram for exposures, checking the focus and lighting etc. For fun, however, I enjoy using older cameras and film. Today (I hope), I'll take a few photos using my 'new' 1958 Moscow-5 medium format folding rangefinder. I say a few, because with with 6x9cm negs I'll only get 8 frames per roll of 120 film...

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Only film, for the simple expedient of having no digi I can both afford and that has the proper ergonomics.

But I confess I think of modding an MX with a digital sensor every so often. If only there were a full-frame CMOS (not CCD) sensor available at retail, I might have done it by now -- I think I have the design basically figured out.

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Now that would be cool to see!
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I shoot film 99.9% of the time. I don't shoot professionally, just as a hobby. I do own a Canon 20D that my mother gave me, but I rarely use it. I use it for, as others have said, quick snapshots for ebay and the like. Or for night photography (and mostly just to learn how long I should expose without wasting a bunch of film). Otherwise, it's all Pentax K1000 and Hasselblad 500 C/M for me. :0)
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I'm now only film,although I need to get a compact (tinking LX5) digicam for taking pics of stuff for ebay. If it'sworth shooting it's worth shooting on film.

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Film only for me. I did buy an Olympus E400 a few years ago to see what the digital fuss was all about, but gave it to my son. I simply prefer the size of manual SLRs (though the E400 is a small camera). I can't imagine anything better than an MX in the hands.

That said, when Ricoh/Pentax introduce a dSLR the same size as an MX / ME Super, I may have second thoughts: from what I've seen on these forums, all my old Pentax M lenses will produce amazing results on a digital camera, even with me clicking the shutter!
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Just film for me as well. I used to tell people that I'd probably go the digital route if I shot color. Then I tried the new Portra 160 in my Pentax 67 and nearly fainted.
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QuoteOriginally posted by easytiger Quote
Just film for me as well. I used to tell people that I'd probably go the digital route if I shot color. Then I tried the new Portra 160 in my Pentax 67 and nearly fainted.
Are you shooting the NC or VC variety of Portra? I'm curious - have only used the VC so far.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sluggo Quote
Are you shooting the NC or VC variety of Portra? I'm curious - have only used the VC so far.
The new emulsion, neither NC nor VC. I only bought it after running out of Acros while on the road, but I did like the results:

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Easytiger, that's maybe the hottest shot I've seen here with what appears to be everything within range. Is the corner of the building okay on the negative? If that's a direct scan of your negative it's pretty darn impressive.

I tried two rolls of the 160NC when it first came out. It seems I need to try the current version.
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QuoteOriginally posted by B Grace Quote
Easytiger, that's maybe the hottest shot I've seen here with what appears to be everything within range. Is the corner of the building okay on the negative? If that's a direct scan of your negative it's pretty darn impressive.
Yes, the negative is fine with plenty of detail in the corner of the building. I think you'd have to be waaay overexposed to screw up this film.
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I shoot on film only (35mm and medium format). I own a Sony digital P&S camera but that's not for anything serious. Long time ago I planed to buy a K100d, then a K10d etc.. Still didn't bought a digital camera, but had instead bought a film scanner I guess, one day I'll buy a Pentax digital camera, for now I can live without it.
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