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Old 24th April 2019
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Re: An army of clones

Originally Posted by Simon Bee View Post
Indeed Paul, there does appear to be a degree of snobbery emerging and the attitude of "only real photographers use film" that seems to come with it is IMO a complete load of bollocks ( excuse my profanity ). As you quite rightly say photographers should be judged by the quality of their work and not the medium used to capture it, be that film or digital or for that matter format size and brand.

Personally I like using both mediums ( as you know ), I am happiest when I shoot on film, especially with the FM3a but also very much enjoy using the PEN-F. I found the latter a delight to use during my recent(ish) trip to Japan and is without doubt my favourite digital camera.

Film doesn't have to be 'clunky' or 'disappointing' but unless you shoot it regularly I can understand why it would appear to be. Likewise digital doesn't have to be overwhelming with it plethora of settings/menus etc, etc. I like to keep things simple so use my PEN-F in a very similar way to my FM3a ...... either Aperture Priority or Manual, Single Centre Focus Point AF ( yes the FM3a is manual focus of course ) locking focus and recomposing, Centre Weighted Metering more often than not.

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Simon, the big differentiator in the digital v film choice is answered by the question, 'do you want to produce an image as close to reality as possible'? If so choose digital (but no HDR please). If false colours or purity of B&W is your choice, choose film. I'm thinking old school colour films such as Kodak Gold or Lomo 400CN, or Lomo XPRO for the unexpected. For B&W it takes a special digital camera to produce the authentic B&W, eg the M246.

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