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    Does anyone still shoot film

    shoot me an email i have a minolta full and a nikon body that are taking up space in my closet...moderator if this is the wrong spot let me know...

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    Re: Does anyone still shoot film

    In the Photo club I belong we have a grab-bag contest every year where those who wish to compete pay an entrance fee and you get a roll of slide film. The biggest problem we are having is where to get it processed. There are still a few shops in the area that process film but those are getting few and far between. I have stopped shooting film now going on six years. Two slr's and two point and shoots in digital. Epson printer, Adobe software, etc. I don't see myself going back. My film cameras are currently very expensive paper weights.
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    I do :D I mainly shoot digital (Canon 20D) but film is a lot of fun. There's a little thrill in not knowing exactly what you're going to get until it's way too late to try again. It could come out perfect, or it could be that the film didn't load right and you developed an unused roll of film (I speak from experience). I have an Olympus OM-10 that I bought cheap at a thrift store and a Canon AE-1 that my folks used to shoot. I haven't scanned anything in a while and have a bunch of rolls that still need to get developed, but here's a couple I have handy:




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    Re: Does anyone still shoot film

    My daughter is taking a photo class this year in 5th grade and they are shooting film.

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    Wow! 5th grade photography class? I wish my school had something like that. Art programs were pretty much non-existant in middle schools when I was going (waaaaay back in the mid-90's lol)


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    Re: Does anyone still shoot film

    Here's how you can 'simulate' part of the film camera shooting experience with a DSLR. Dig out an old, small memory card, turn off image preview, no looking until you're at a computer, shoot until it's full. A 256mb SD card gets me anywhere from ~16 raw pics to ~60 JPG pics on my D90.

    That said, I do still have an old manual focus Nikon in the basement. Some day I may get inspired to shoot more BW film, and there's really no value left (not worth selling). It's still in the basement because of those 2 reasons and 1 sentimental one - it's the camera I started shooting with.

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    I still have my 1st gen. Canon AE1 that I purchased new in HS in 1978-79ish. I had a B&W darkroom in the basement. I had a B&W photo class (beginning and advanced) in HS. That is where I learned how to shoot and develop. About 10 yrs ago I gave away my darkroom contents to an aspiring teenager that was just getting into photography. No regrets.
    As much as I am sentimentally attached to that Canon, I have moved on to digital without looking back.
    Since the Mrs. and I like to travel, film became a big hindrence. I have gotten her into shooting, and she has quite the artisitic eye.
    We now shoot Nikons for DSLR and Canon for pocket cameras.
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