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Dec 20, 2018 10:59:00   #
Quinn 4
 
With out going into detail the era of using film camera has come an end for me. It sad I have to this, but I have to move on. I not stop taking picture. I found still in the box a Samsung Digimax 530 ( I known it belong in a museum), It a good point for me to begin using digital camera. From my years of using film camera I find myself already taking that knowledge from film camera to use this camera. Good Xmas to all

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Dec 20, 2018 12:30:23   #
PHRubin (a regular here)
 
I gave up on film back in 2005 when I bought my first DSLR and never looked back. Being able to see the photo right after taking converted me. That and being able to edit the photo on my PC was an added bonus.

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Dec 21, 2018 00:58:41   #
JD750 (a regular here)
 
I shoot digital, it's faster and more convent, but I still shoot film. When I have the time. I like slowing down and taking the time to get film right and I love the way film records light. So if I need to do a shoot for a friend, or an event the obvious choice is digital. For my passion, the art of photography, film.

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Dec 21, 2018 05:58:00   #
ed2056
 
JD750 wrote:
I shoot digital, it's faster and more convent, but I still shoot film. When I have the time. I like slowing down and taking the time to get film right and I love the way film records light. So if I need to do a shoot for a friend, or an event the obvious choice is digital. For my passion, the art of photography, film.


I couldn't have said it better. My sentiments exactly. The time it takes to set up (using large format) and compose makes me stop and look around and possibly see something I might have missed.

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Dec 21, 2018 06:29:16   #
Pablo8
 
I used to 'dream' about 'What if'. ...While printing from colour negatives in my darkroom....What if it was possible to view (on the enlarger baseboard) The colours /tones reversed, and without the orange masking. Then I could make a colour print without further adjustments. And not to do everything in the dark, or an enclosed tank/drum. 'What ifs' have become....what next? in this digital photography age.

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Dec 21, 2018 06:32:09   #
billnikon (a regular here)
 
Quinn 4 wrote:
With out going into detail the era of using film camera has come an end for me. It sad I have to this, but I have to move on. I not stop taking picture. I found still in the box a Samsung Digimax 530 ( I known it belong in a museum), It a good point for me to begin using digital camera. From my years of using film camera I find myself already taking that knowledge from film camera to use this camera. Good Xmas to all


I also after 40 years of professional photography fell into the digital age. It was a wonderful experience. What I loved the most was the fact when using a new method I no longer had to wait for my film to be developed and printed to see the results. Made learning more fun and quicker.

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Dec 21, 2018 07:00:22   #
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Dec 21, 2018 07:38:29   #
rmalarz (a regular here)
 
Well, if you were using FP4+ or Delta 400, that's a good thing. Leaves more for me to use. Though, I'm migrating from Delta 400 to HP5. Last year, my N.Y. resolution was to shoot equal film and digital. I came very close. This year, same resolution, with the added resolution to use more medium and 35mm format film.
--Bob

Quinn 4 wrote:
With out going into detail the era of using film camera has come an end for me. It sad I have to this, but I have to move on. I not stop taking picture. I found still in the box a Samsung Digimax 530 ( I known it belong in a museum), It a good point for me to begin using digital camera. From my years of using film camera I find myself already taking that knowledge from film camera to use this camera. Good Xmas to all

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Dec 21, 2018 07:51:44   #
Largobob
 
twice_shooter wrote:


Well written. Thanks for posting.

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Dec 21, 2018 09:09:14   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
I didn't mind giving up film at all. I had to make sure I had enough of different kinds, which I rolled from 100' rolls. When I went shooting somewhere, I had to decide how much film to bring with me. Then there was the expense of buying and processing, and the wait to get the pictures back. Once I got them, I either stuck them in a drawer or put them into an album.

Digital is better.

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Dec 21, 2018 09:19:31   #
camerapapi (a regular here)
 
Digital is convenient and its image quality is excellent. I know of a retired wedding photographer that was using Hasselblad cameras and Zeiss lenses for his job and one day I was admiring a beautiful 20x30 image of a bride with excellent resolution and no grain that he had in his studio. When I told him that the quality of a Hasselblad with Zeiss lenses were simply awesome he laughed at me and he told me that the image came from a digital Canon and it was not a professional camera. After that I began to believe more in digital photography.
I like to shoot film but today it is not as convenient like it was in the past. For sure I do not feel like going back to the optical darkroom again. Monochrome images have been my passion and I feel I can do better with conversions than what I used to do in the past and by the way, I can do it better than I did in the darkroom.
I see one big advantage with medium and large format and it is the resolution of even small details that in my humble opinion is superior to digital.
There must be a reason why nobody today makes a film camera.

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Dec 21, 2018 09:23:32   #
ELNikkor (a regular here)
 
I never intended to give up film photography when I began digital in 2006. Just never saw the need to "do film" since my first SD card full of wonderful images...

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Dec 21, 2018 09:35:52   #
rook2c4 (a regular here)
 
I don't understand why it must be one or the other, why both hobbies (film photography and digital photography) cannot coexist. If I develop an interest in oil painting, then it does not mean I must forever abandon working with water colors. Or if I begin taking piano lessons, I shouldn't have to give up playing the violin.

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Dec 21, 2018 09:47:04   #
Largobob
 
rook2c4 wrote:
I don't understand why it must be one or the other, why both hobbies (film photography and digital photography) cannot coexist. If I develop an interest in oil painting, then it does not mean I must forever abandon working with water colors. Or if I begin taking piano lessons, I shouldn't have to give up playing the violin.


Totally agree, rook2c4. I shoot both film and digital, but I don't play the violin! LOL

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Dec 21, 2018 09:55:41   #
thrash50
 
Quinn 4 wrote:
With out going into detail the era of using film camera has come an end for me. It sad I have to this, but I have to move on. I not stop taking picture. I found still in the box a Samsung Digimax 530 ( I known it belong in a museum), It a good point for me to begin using digital camera. From my years of using film camera I find myself already taking that knowledge from film camera to use this camera. Good Xmas to all


I shoot digital, and film. I also still listen to vinyl records sometimes, and have an old stick shift small truck. Newer technology is great, faster, easier, less expensive. To me older is more about fun, ritual, and with photography, the occasional great print, without any post processing, or even a bad print that cannot be deleted immediately.
Thrash 50

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