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Re: Eight reasons digital photographers should try film

Stayed with 35mm right through my career. From my initial SLR in 1974, right through till I felt digital would cut it for magazine work (D2H for sport and D2X for studio work in 2003 and 2004 respectively).

I used both film and digital in 2001 and 2002, depending on what I was shooting, and for whom, initially "playing" with various digital cameras, and then using a D100 from 2002.

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Re: Eight reasons digital photographers should try film

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Howver, what i wanted to say here is that I don't go out into the countryside or wherever simply to take photographs. I go out to enjoy the scenery and fresh air first-hand, not to spend an entire day behind a camera. That is entirely possible with digital at virtually zero cost, but I wouldn't enjoy it. I would far rather spend less time framing stunning scenery on a big waist level finder, capturing the limited number of exposures that are possible with film, knowing that every last detail will be captured.
As the shots are, essentially, free with digital the pursuit of multiple subjects and viewpoints means more physical exercise and perhaps some increase in intellectual stimulus.

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As the shots are, essentially, free with digital the pursuit of multiple subjects and viewpoints means more physical exercise and perhaps some increase in intellectual stimulus.

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I think that depends on what you enjoy taking photographs of and why. I would counter that good analogue photography is a much more intellectual process than digital, but that isn't why I enjoy it.

In any case I only use film for landscape, seascape and architecture, with digital used for everything else.
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As the shots are, essentially, free with digital the pursuit of multiple subjects and viewpoints means more physical exercise and perhaps some increase in intellectual stimulus.

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Depends how many shots an individual takes over the lifespan* of a digital camera. If you then amortise depreciation over that period, I bet the shots are not 'essentially free'.

* lifespan is generally 3 years; camera manufactures need to keep replacing models to stay in business. Photographers update to stay current.
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Depends how many shots an individual takes over the lifespan* of a digital camera. If you then amortise depreciation over that period, I bet the shots are not 'essentially free'.

* lifespan is generally 3 years; camera manufactures need to keep replacing models to stay in business. Photographers update to stay current.
Depreciatin of a twenty-year-old medium format film camera would be negligible compared with a new DSLR. It would certainly buy a lot of film!
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Depreciatin of a twenty-year-old medium format film camera would be negligible compared with a new DSLR. It would certainly buy a lot of film!
Certainly would!
I purchased an M6 for a very good price. If I decided to sell it on, I'd realise a profit.
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