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Oct 26, 2012 10:58 |  #16
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I don't agree. While the majority of film users today may be 'older' people, more and more younger ones are trying it out. While film will eventually die out, so will digital when it's replaced by something better.

Also, 12-inch records are making a comeback (for some of us they never left ;)) as more people find the sound warmer and less clinical. Don't underestimate the power of nostalgia.

Exactly! There are two groups of people that advertisers would crap themselves to get to. Young hipsters because they set the trends, and the 40-60 crowd because that is where the money is. Both groups are where, I suspect, film use is the strongest.

I am 55 and back in college training for a second career. I spend a lot of time at school. I see the occasional digital body. The digital photography class is full of Rebels and entry level Nikon digitals. Outside of the roaming bands of digital students, most of the cameras I see on campus are film cameras, not SLRs for the most part, but film. I hope this continues.


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Oct 26, 2012 10:59 |  #17

TSchrief wrote in post #15171900 (external link)
Edge100, above, mentioned scanning. Does everyone who shoots film do that? I refuse. I keep my analog photography separate and completely analog. No digital enhancements. If I need a different print, I take the negative to a local camera shop. They understand what I mean when I give cropping instructions for making an 8x10 out of a 24x36 negative. I am not trying to be elitist or purist. I just want to stick, as much as possible, to the way I used film 40 years ago.

Let me know if you scan/edit. Do you scan negatives/prints?

I'd wet print my negs, but I don't have the space for the equipment. I do develop my own B&W and C-41, though.

Scanning is a necessary evil for me, unfortunately. I apply sharpening, curves, dodging and burning, and cropping. I suppose that's 'digital enhancement', though one would do likewise in the darkroom.

The beautiful thing about shooting film is that there are REALLY good deals to be had on the equipment. A good condition 500cm kit, with an A12 back and an 80 f/2.8 will run you $1000. That's nothing, compared to what this kit would have cost 20 years ago, and far lower than the cost of a medium format digital system. Similarly, an excellent condition Leica M3 or M2 will cost you $800, tops. Compare that to a $7k Leica M; that's a whole lot of film for the difference in price.

If you really want to push it, a 4x5 Crown Graphic is $300 at keh.com. Add a decent Ektar lens for a couple hundred, and you've got a brilliant LF system that no digital camera can touch, for any price.


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Oct 26, 2012 11:03 |  #18

TSchrief wrote in post #15171900 (external link)
Edge100, above, mentioned scanning. Does everyone who shoots film do that? I refuse. I keep my analog photography separate and completely analog. No digital enhancements. If I need a different print, I take the negative to a local camera shop. They understand what I mean when I give cropping instructions for making an 8x10 out of a 24x36 negative. I am not trying to be elitist or purist. I just want to stick, as much as possible, to the way I used film 40 years ago.

Let me know if you scan/edit. Do you scan negatives/prints?

I have a V600 scanner that I use to scan my 35 and 120 but like you I dont make or sometimes barely make any retouches on film shots.

might as well setup a dark room so that you can do your own prints


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Oct 26, 2012 14:51 |  #19

I'm 46 and seriously took on film this year for first time. B/w, home processing. Never done this before. It is less gear dependant, less expensive compare to digital. I like it so much I stop taking street candid pictures with digital. Don't like digital and color street pictures anymore including taken with digital Leicas. Feel so odd about myself luging around 5Dc with 17-40L on it just not so long tame ago for candids.
But I still use my Rebel and 5Dc to take colorful pictures :D

Forgot to mention: all film cameras I have are much more fun to DSLR.
Yashica 124 and Oly XA, fixed myself FSU RFs and Bessa R. The only film camera I'm not using at all is Rebel300. This one is no fun at all, but my wife took a lot of nice family portraits with it in the past.


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Oct 26, 2012 15:19 |  #20

I know one guy who shoot films, so it's not dead, and he makes amazing pictures, he has also a Leica M9...so I guess he likes to fiddle with cameras , and he makes his living out of it, so film is not dead.....just like Records, it has a sound of its own!




  
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Oct 26, 2012 15:50 |  #21

sega62 wrote in post #15172955 (external link)
.....just like Records, it has a sound of its own!

Analogue rules, eh ;)


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Oct 26, 2012 18:07 |  #22

I still shoot fairly often with both a Minolta X-570 and Minolta Maxxum 7000. I deeply envy people who shoot Nikon, since they can easily use their film lenses on their digital bodies. I'd kill to use some of my Rokkor glass on my EOS system.


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Oct 26, 2012 18:17 as a reply to  @ post 15171903 |  #23

I'm 23 and I shoot with my t2i a lot but shoot medium format, also. You just can't beat the dynamic range that film has.
I shoot with my fujifilm 6x9 and a cheap 6x6 topview camera, too. I'm thinking about buying a fuji gx680 so I can have the ease of developing 120 film but still having the bellow movements that a 4x5 has.

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Oct 26, 2012 19:31 |  #24

jonrmoore wrote in post #15173519 (external link)
I'm 23 and I shoot with my t2i a lot but shoot medium format, also. You just can't beat the dynamic range that film has.
I shoot with my fujifilm 6x9 and a cheap 6x6 topview camera, too. I'm thinking about buying a fuji gx680 so I can have the ease of developing 120 film but still having the bellow movements that a 4x5 has.
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Nice!

I'm also considering a GX680. View camera-esque, without the view camera.


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Oct 26, 2012 19:41 |  #25

Perfect_10 wrote in post #15173094 (external link)
Analogue rules, eh ;)

Yes it does in a lot of ways, when I was introduced to CD's in 1992 or something...I noticed right away that it was lacking bass and some kind of 3d souns that analog has, yes it's small, and very crystal clean, but there is missing a lot of harmonics and that LIVE sound....
So far I'm not impress with digital, apart that you can manipulated it very fast, music edition and photo edit.
Would I shoot film again, yes, but now I regret that I sold my rebel......




  
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Oct 26, 2012 20:18 |  #26

DC Fan wrote in post #15171603 (external link)
Film is something that is of interest of only older people, and as those people die out, film will be as obsolete as phone booths and 12-inch phonograph records. It's gone and will never come back.

Wow. I guess people don't paint any more since film was invented. And pottery is dead since we have tupperware. Horses are completely gone since cars have been around for over a hundred years.

Your sense of history is pretty poor. While new things do come in and knock old things down from their peak, they tend to stick around through the ages for a variety of reasons. People do still bow-hunt, run, ride bikes, ride horses, go camping, make clay pots, sew their own clothes, build log cabins, paint, and the list goes on. Trains still carry cargo and people, and despite email, people still talk on the phone and even in person. People still occasionally cook over an open fire despite there being perfectly good ovens.


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Oct 26, 2012 21:18 |  #27

I shoot with an eos 1n and a couple of olympus stylus epics sometimes. But my last two rolls got lost in the mail so it's been hard to be too excited about shooting film these days.




  
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Oct 27, 2012 01:21 |  #28

I developed photog skills on a Yashica and still shoot 35mm with my Canon T70 and EOS A2. I love it and will continue to shoot 35mm as long as a supply of film exists. :)


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Oct 27, 2012 07:02 |  #29

Canon 1D and 400D for digital stuff
Canon 1N and 5 for film plus
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Oct 29, 2012 00:14 as a reply to  @ Steveod's post |  #30

5D2 for digital, Pentax K1000 for film, eventually going to either an EOS 1n or EOS 3 so that I can use my EF lenses, still very new and just learning film though.


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