The Complete Film Photographer
Film is dead, or so we have heard; at any rate it's days
are numbered. Yet there seems to be no shortage of new films, and new cameras
to load them in. Professionals use film far more abundantly than they use
digital. It should also be noted that the oldest 35 mm cameras can use the
newest, most advanced films, while with a digital camera, you are pretty
much limited to the electronic "film" that it came from the factory with.
As an example of this, my favorite film cameras are a pair of old mechanical
cameras made thirty years ago by Canon (an Ftb, and an F-1). I feel myself
under no disadvantage while using them, and actually prefer them to most
of today's auto everything cameras, because I do not have to spend time trying
to fool the autoexposure systems under changing lighting conditions, nor
do I have to try to guess which area the autofocus will lock onto or wait
forever for it to work. I can take full advantage of today's very fast, and
very high grained films, so that these old cameras can take photos that have
better quallity than anything I could have imagined when I first bought them.
In contrast to this, my digital camera from three years ago is hopelessly
inadequate by today's standards, and I do not even consider it's use as a
back up. So it seems that as long as films continue to be produced and improved
upon, film cameras will continue to benifit.
why go with film
comparison of quallity
films out there
converting analog to digital (versatility)