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    Quote Originally Posted by coolsigg View Post
    one thing I like about film is I dun hab to spend much time on PP...haha...
    One thing I like is that I get every shot printed
    Whereas with digital, printing is rare.

    But one thing I've been spending a lot of time on recently is scanning!
    It is the camera, not the photographer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    One thing I like is that I get every shot printed
    Whereas with digital, printing is rare.

    But one thing I've been spending a lot of time on recently is scanning!
    oh yeah, tinking of buying a film scanner...Canonscan 8800 or Epson V500?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolsigg View Post
    oh yeah, tinking of buying a film scanner...Canonscan 8800 or Epson V500?
    I got the V500, a little more pricey but somehow I like Epson.

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    To me, film are costlier as compared to the past.

    Films are becoming rare and more expensive.
    Not many labs do processing.

    I'll stick with digital BUT will use film only for LOMOGRAPHY!

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    Started with digital, and now using film. The real push is when after a couple of my DVD become unreadable, and when I stored them on HD, my HD went belly-up.

    With film, no worries I mostly shoot B&W and do my own processing.

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    Hi Guys, I'm going back to film to.

    Any clue if there are any stores in SG that accept "mail order" style developing of 35mm film (i.e. mail the roll of film to them to develop, print and scan at high-res, then they mail it back to me)?

    Reason is that I'm very busy and hardly can find time to travel all around to send and collect my films from the shops.

    thank you for your help...

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    http://www.japanexposures.com/2009/05/26/the-c-feature/

    This article provides an explanation to why film camera thrives.

    The important quote: Perhaps it is not the love of film that keeps film alive, but the cameras that need it are still receiving attention and use.

    I love my nikon fg-20 and my other medium format film cameras. Not sure about the rest but i form an emotional attachment to these film cameras and i treat them like my army buddies.

    As for digital, i find that i am gradually spending too much time worrying how not to damage them than actually shoot with them.

    Thats why i returned to film for hobby and digital for my commercial projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewlee View Post
    Hi Guys, I'm going back to film to.

    Any clue if there are any stores in SG that accept "mail order" style developing of 35mm film (i.e. mail the roll of film to them to develop, print and scan at high-res, then they mail it back to me)?

    Reason is that I'm very busy and hardly can find time to travel all around to send and collect my films from the shops.

    thank you for your help...
    I don't know whether have you heard about the local forum called Lomotion.
    There are some people who do such service, mostly B&W films.

    Link: http://lomotion.20.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=9296 (don't know whether you can view it if you're not a member)

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    I still have 3 flim SLR's in my dry cabinet. I use about once a year to shoot a roll each.

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    just posted some photos using new film, Kodak Ektar 100
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=574855

    in my view, it is a good film to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolsigg View Post
    oh yeah, tinking of buying a film scanner...Canonscan 8800 or Epson V500?
    I am thinking of getting the Canon Scan 8800F with printer IP 3680.... Any advice on this combo???

    Is Epson V700 better or 8800??? Anyone know the Epson price???

    Thank you.
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    I only wish Canon/ Nikon go back and produce some more film cam.... I mean it is a niche market..... and if they charge a niche price, I do not see why they cannot profit from it and it is not a step backward anyway.....

    I just shot with Provia 400 recently and did a 60 mb scanning... totally blow off the image from the digital image in term of color and resoultion.... The Positive win...... no worry about white balancing, etc....
    Art is perception; Perception is art.

  13. #253

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    Unlikely to move back to film, these days usually view on com, T.V. and pass ard with DVDs.
    Film need lots of space as well.

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    film.. cause currently there's only scanbacks for 4x5 and they cost a bomb and exposes very slowly.
    the cheap shanghai gp3 only cost $1 per shot..





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    The good thing about digital is "instant preview" that's why I'm staying with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aloyyolaaloy View Post
    film.. cause currently there's only scanbacks for 4x5 and they cost a bomb and exposes very slowly.
    the cheap shanghai gp3 only cost $1 per shot..





    Btw, I've heard that the last few blocks are going to be tear down by the year 2010 right? Is it so? Do advise if there's any. Cheers

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    I mainly use film for BW or medium format and occasionally redscale.
    Also i get to processing my own BW, which I , nothing beats the anticipation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lichtleiter View Post
    The good thing about digital is "instant preview" that's why I'm staying with it.
    Do you have so little confidence in your skills??? Just kidding... I would imagine there will be very few "Semi Pro" photographer for wedding if not for this instant preview.

    Have you ever viewed slides through a light box?? If you have, you will know why some still loved film.... with film, no White Balance issue.... and also, having scanned slides at 60 MP.... I can say even the scanned picture is much more stunning than from the digital SLR.... but it is just me....

    Sadly, cost of film will be more expensive and it will be a niche market..... especially for 35mm film format..... I do not know when my 3 film slr will expire and hope that there will still be parts for them when the time comes.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectrum View Post
    Btw, I've heard that the last few blocks are going to be tear down by the year 2010 right? Is it so? Do advise if there's any. Cheers
    i have no idea about that
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    Quote Originally Posted by lichtleiter View Post
    The good thing about digital is "instant preview" that's why I'm staying with it.
    Instant gratification?

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