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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:32 pm 
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I was just wondering about it.
I mean, I have a great digital cam but still, I cant completely lose film.

Also, whenever I want to take a subject very seriously, I'll automatically go to my analog gear.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:21 am 
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These days it's more of an art form than anything else, for regular use digital rules the roost these days. And as much as I'd like to say that I use film on occasion, I honestly don't. I used to own an F2, FE and M3, but I sold them to afford the digital gear, I'm considering doing the same with the Voigtlaender Vito III. As much as I'd like to use film every once in a while, digital's just too convenient.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:44 pm 
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I have recently started shooting, just a bit, with film SLR cameras, one of which, my F6, is the nicest camera I own, sharing pro-level features with the D2-series cameras. I had not owned a film SLR before I started using digital. I have, thus far, only shot mundane subjects with a few rolls of film, so cannot yet contribute much to this discussion.

I would like to construct a darkroom, eventually. Having developed black-and-white film as part of my journalism class in the mid-1970s, and I think I would enjoy doing it again.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:46 pm 
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I used to have a consumer film SLR. I have fond memories of vacations using it, but too inconvenient these days. Plus I've grown accustomed to manipulating RAW files.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:38 pm 
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I too started with film SLR (still have two bodies) but I also have to admit that I have converted to digital and cannot see myself going back to film (it used to cost me too much in failures :oops: ). Digital is too convenient and if I go somewhere like an air show, a lot cheaper. I also like the instant feed back and can try something different to see if works without the wait for developing. The number of times I would have 100 ASA colour print film loaded and would want to switch to B&W or slide - yes, I had nearly forgotten all that........

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:17 pm 
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bom wrote:
Also, whenever I want to take a subject very seriously, I'll automatically go to my analog gear.

Exactly what do you mean by that? Is it not possible for your to take a subject seriously with digital?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:39 am 
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Rorschach wrote:
bom wrote:
Also, whenever I want to take a subject very seriously, I'll automatically go to my analog gear.

Exactly what do you mean by that? Is it not possible for your to take a subject seriously with digital?

Not exactly.
I mean I have a pretty good digital cam (5dMKii) but I like the resolution and quality I get when I scan negatives. Especially when I scan medium format films. I use a nikon 9000 something and the results are just amazing. The files are around 50MP.
Also, I really like more the quality of B&W on film.
I also own a Leica M6. I love that camera so much, that I just cant leave it at home whenever I go shoot.
Kind of hard to explain but I was never able to completely make the transition from film to digital...

Here's an example:
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First tries with a Mamiya 645 by Boris W., on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:19 pm 
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Now I get it. I do appreciate you can scan film at much higher resolution than equivalent digital and the natural effects you get with B&W film can only be achieved with PP on digital.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:28 am 
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I would like to have my own dark room and develop my own films but it is so hard to buy those chemicals needed to develop the films. Anyway it must be such a exciting experience to see the images slowly appearing on the photo paper.


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