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How many of you use a 35mm as a secondary camera?

 
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Mar 08, 2013 18:39 |  #1

Still in my super-learning phase of wedding photography, and after reading many of the threads on here (and learning quite a bit from them) the thought popped up of using some of my 35mm gear as a possible secondary camera (not so much as a backup, but to get some variety in there and some more 'classic' shots). I'm not jumping into weddings yet, but figured it would be a good use of my t90 and my lineup of FD lenses (Although none of my FD lenses are L series like my 7D setup). Thoughts? anyone shoot film during a wedding in addition to their main rig?


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Mar 08, 2013 18:50 |  #2

for this i mostly think i would use it for B&W shots with some ilford ip5 or kodak tmax p3200. I have a 28mm f2.8, 50mm f1.8, 70-210 f4, 100-200 f5.6, and a 100-300 f5.6 and my canon speedlight 199A. dinasour stuff i know but figured i can probably find a use for it for more creative stuff in addition to main gear?


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Mar 08, 2013 20:20 |  #3

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Mar 09, 2013 03:03 |  #4

I think you'll find very few people that use film cameras for weddings. They're out there, but few and far between. Using a film camera for a few shots here and there is a novel idea, but I wouldn't seriously use it as a secondary camera. It might be fun to go through a couple rolls of film throughout the night though.


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Mar 09, 2013 03:45 |  #5

Have it but not using it.


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Mar 09, 2013 04:50 as a reply to  @ samsen's post |  #6

Have it. Collects dust on my old camera display shelves. I have no desire to mess with film. It simply cant do what the newer cameras do. My 5D3 shoots clean usable files at 8000 ISO. The only 35MM product i use is a 35L:lol:


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Mar 09, 2013 06:23 |  #7

Have a few film cameras collecting dust. You gain nothing by shooting film.


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Mar 09, 2013 14:48 |  #8

Far too much hassle, no gain over a DSLR. I wouldn't ever do this.


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Mar 09, 2013 15:42 |  #9

I agree it's a novelty.


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Mar 10, 2013 11:02 |  #10

The only 35mm cameras I use are my 5D2 and 5D3; I have quite a few old 35mm film cameras but they're sitting right next to my medium and large format cameras, gathering dust.


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Mar 12, 2013 11:48 |  #11

i used a 35mm film camera as my backup for the first unpaid wedding i ever shot. that was like 6 years ago though.
would i do that if i was in the same situation today. not a chance. i'd rather use a 30D or something if i had to.


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