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
comparitve costs
comparison of quallity
films out there
converting analog to digital (versatility)