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    Digital or Film?

    I prefer digital for the convenience, however film is great because you have less shots available so you think before you shoot.

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    Re: Digital or Film?

    Didgial is so much better and easier, got into photography in the early 80's when I was a kid, I've shot thousands of rolls of film. The best part of film was the anticipation of seeing the image, the worst part was the time and expense. I do think the designs of some of the film cameras in the 80's were really fantastic, like the Nikon f3hp, canon f1n, Olympus om4 and on and on. Loved those cameras.
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    Re: Digital or Film?

    Both have their place. I primarily use digital, but every so often it's nice to shoot a few rolls of film and slow down a little bit. Really nice film gear can be had for dirt cheap, so it's a great time to get into film.

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    Re: Digital or Film?

    As a camera lover, I feel sad that film was replaced with digital (at least when it comes to SLRs). each shot had to be accounted for and calculated, there was a process, from keeping the film in optimal conditions, to loading the film in low light, looking through the eyepiece, to using a meter in certain conditions and then adjusting for what you IMAGINE the photo would be... nothing beats getting a photo in the same way you IMAGINED it would be... I hated the waiting and the expenses related to film.
    Digital is more convenient, but it took a lot of what I love about film away... convenience is good but sometimes the process is fun... its like driving your own classic car to and from work vs. getting a taxi and being driven there... its easier to get a cab, you can do a lot while someone else drives, but its more fun changing those old gears and turning that off-white steering wheel
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    Re: Digital or Film?

    In addition to the above there was also that wait you had with film to see how they'd turn out.

    I shot a roll on my 35mm for the hell of it a little while ago - it was so much fun. On my digital work I don't like doing post-production work; for me it's shoot the photo and it needs to be as it comes out of the camera. I still love that warm tone from film; straight off the nat digital is still yet to touch it.
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    Re: Digital or Film?

    I'm going to look into a getting hasselblad 501cm, sold mine years ago regretted that.
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    Re: Digital or Film?

    Shoot both!
    I shoot black and white on film, and use digital for color. Digital black and white looks well, digital and I disliked all the color film I tried except maybe Portra.
    I prefer film.
    I take pictures too...
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    Re: Digital or Film?

    Quote Originally Posted by nevada1995 View Post
    I'm going to look into a getting hasselblad 501cm, sold mine years ago regretted that.
    I'd imagine people like you who used medium and large format miss film even more... I miss my Nikons, I had the F, F2, F3, F4, and the F5... I didnt buy the F6 because to me that was a cop-out camera...they no longer had the interchangeable screens

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    Re: Digital or Film?

    miss my F3!
    I prefer the FE2 and the match needles...still that F3 was the tank. It also had the smoothest advance ever!
    Now I shoot mostly S2 rangefinder.
    I got about twenty rolls of 120 I need to blow through so the Rolleiflex will be coming out soon.
    Been shooting digital recently but need to get back to the whole film mentality and process.
    I do believe it makes you a better photographer.
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    Re: Digital or Film?

    I had a really bad ass camera collection. It was Nikon heavy, basically everything from f3hp to em (complete kits) even had a nikonos. I had several perfect Canon's Cononet 1.7, Canon A-1, Contax RTS2, Leica M7, Hasselblad 501cm and many more. Then digital happened, saw it would kill film. I sold it all! Digital is better but it killed the camera collecting hobby for me.
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