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    #31
    Re: Now I Know Why No-one Uses Film Anymore...

    Don't need a 32mb card as I'd never go out without at least 4 or 5 rolls of film, and manual focus was a lot easier before autofocus because of split-screen and micro-prism focussing screens. Other than that, that's probably how I use my digital now!
    John

    70D, 30D, G1X Mk II, G12, EF-S 15-85, EF-S 18-55 STM, EF 40 STM, EF 50 II f 1.8, Sigma 10-20 f 4-5.6, Sigma 150-500 f 5-6.3, Sigma 1.4 EX DG Teleconverter, Tamron 90 f 2.8, Tamron 70-300 VC, Speedlite 270EX, 270EX MkII, 430EX III-RT, 550EX, 580EX, 600EX-RT and numerous bits and pieces.

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      #32
      Re: Now I Know Why No-one Uses Film Anymore...

      Although I love the immediacy of digital and the ability to email pictures to editors etc, I still try and shoot at least one roll of film a week on one of my many film cameras. This week it's the F-1N having it's turn and next week it will be the F-1n for a change. Shooting mainly B&W it's only a couple of hours work to end up with scannable negs or for colour print a 24 hour wait at the local camera store here in Bognor Regis.
      I have to admit even when out with a DSLR I still shoot like a film photographer, I've been on gigs where press toggers have been machine gunning the action while I click once or twice. Film taught us to anticipate what was about to happen not react to it.
      Don't get me wrong, for as long as I can lift my DSLR I will use it professionally and for leisure but I am certainly not abandoning film and from what I am hearing film use is gathering momentum with new film cameras about to be launched as well as new films.

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        #33
        Re: Now I Know Why No-one Uses Film Anymore...

        Hi all - my first post on the EOS Forum and it's a shame it has to be on such a divisive subject. I converted to digital a long time ago now but, just lately, I just felt the urge to shoot some rolls of film; whether or not its a nostalgia thing, I'm not quite sure but, I do miss popping the cannister, taking out that nice 35mm cartridge, pulling the leader across then shutting the door and hearing the film whizz across till it stops ready for action :-) I even miss the sound of the film transport moving the film after each frame I shoot - whatever it is, I really dont want to see the end of film and film cameras!! Out came the RT, the 600 and the 10 - great!!!!

        Digital vs analogue, the old long running conundrum of the pros & cons!! The trouble is, everything revolves around the economics vs viability - maybe the world would be a better place if quality and longevity was in the equation still.

        I love digital but I still love film!!! I dont recall having to replace my 8 photo album every 3 years like a 50 HD or a few 50p DVD's because it/they have become corrupted................................. I'll leave it there !!!!!
        Last edited by ARTY-RT; 21-09-2016, 15:20.
        Sometimes, it's not about doing things right, its about doing the right thing !!!

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          #34
          Re: Now I Know Why No-one Uses Film Anymore...

          Welcome Arty

          Cheers,
          John

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            #35
            Re: Now I Know Why No-one Uses Film Anymore...

            Originally posted by ColytonJohn View Post
            Welcome Arty

            Cheers,
            John
            Thanks John !! Nice area of the country where you live - I'm down there a lot during the year visiting relatives
            Sometimes, it's not about doing things right, its about doing the right thing !!!

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              #36
              Re: Now I Know Why No-one Uses Film Anymore...

              Welcome Arty to the forum. I still keep a film camera around with BW film loaded into it. Take it out once in a while, the have the film processed, then I scan the negatives into the computer.

              Tom

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                #37
                Re: Now I Know Why No-one Uses Film Anymore...

                Originally posted by tesarver View Post
                Welcome Arty to the forum. I still keep a film camera around with BW film loaded into it. Take it out once in a while, the have the film processed, then I scan the negatives into the computer.

                Tom
                Hi Tom !! Thanks for the welcome all the way from the USA :-) My Great Grandfather used to live in PA, (I think it was Allegheny County Pittsburgh) he started a business doing iron work for horse bridles in the 1800's - its not there now though. :-)
                Sometimes, it's not about doing things right, its about doing the right thing !!!

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