View Poll Results: Who still uses film in the Digital Era of 2008/2009

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  • Still only a film user/believer

    13 8.39%
  • A total Digital Convert

    28 18.06%
  • Uses both film and digital, and will continue using both in the future

    92 59.35%
  • Uses both film and digital, but soon giving up films for good

    3 1.94%
  • Returning to film days, digital is not my cup of tea

    7 4.52%
  • What's film ? I wasn't even into photography yet then?

    12 7.74%
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    Default Who still uses fil in the Digital era of 2008/2009

    I know there are threads/polls on who still uses film. However, this threads/poll has been around since 2006 or earlier.
    Hence I am starting a new thread to better reflect who are still using film in the digital era.
    I would be great to share why one still loves shooting film or has finally ditch film for good.
    Loves to hear also what camera are Csers using for their film shoot.
    Last but not least, it would be interesting to see how the trends has change from the last few years... Has film looses further ground to the digital era or has they regain some of their lost gound. (when compared to older similar threads)
    Loves to hear from all.
    Last edited by NE clicks clicks; 5th December 2008 at 03:28 PM.

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    who still play vinyl record when there are digital sound around ? and who still listen to radio when there are HDTV around ? who still use a pen to write when there are PC, Laptop, Notebook, Tablet, PDAs around ? who still use paper currency when there are lots of E-cards around ? who still use petrol powered vehicles when there are natural gas, solar power and water power technology available. Most of all, with exception of some will still use toilet paper to wipe their butt since there are no cheap alternative around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbySHE View Post
    who still play vinyl record when there are digital sound around ? and who still listen to radio when there are HDTV around ? who still use a pen to write when there are PC, Laptop, Notebook, Tablet, PDAs around ? who still use paper currency when there are lots of E-cards around ? who still use petrol powered vehicles when there are natural gas, solar power and water power technology available. Most of all, with exception of some will still use toilet paper to wipe their butt since there are no cheap alternative around.
    I'm sorry, your point is?

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    Default Re: Who still uses fil in the Digital era of 2008/2009

    After seeing post 2, I'm surprised how crippled that poster is to change, and myself
    I still use pens, fountain pens to be precise, to write. I hate typing, I like inking.
    But film, it was fun then, but digital has made me lazy to travel to my usual photo processing shop.. even though now I spend more time in front of the computer thinking what I can do with it and processing it. Ironic how film was shoot, sent to print and wait to enjoy. Digital handicaps me with all these choices and indecisiveness that I left with little time than before..

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    that cripple that you have mention is back,

    with digital...you shoot before you think.

    with film....you think before you shoot.

    with digital...edison chen's secret of screwing his best friend's wife is exposed to the world.

    with film...he has to do it himself. if does not want to be exposed.

    with digital..you will receive your speeding ticket in 3 days.

    with film....3 weeks.

    with digital...pornogaphy is just a few clicks.

    with film...one has to get the contact.

    it's always good/bad/good/bad.

    with digital..large amount of money is being tranferred over to Hong Kong when they announce gurantee to all bank depositors while our govt. says no.

    no point arguing which is better, just like alternative photography and mainstream photography, anyway I'll still settle for toilet paper to wipe my butt.

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    Default Re: Who still uses fil in the Digital era of 2008/2009

    In this digital age of photography now what you see in a picture may not be true.With
    photoshop a picture could be manipulated but with film what you take is what you get.

    Back in the days of film wedding photogs have no second chances but now with digital
    any one with a DSLR can claim to be a wedding photog because they have alot of
    chances if you know what I mean.But this is a new era of digital technology which
    there is no denial.

    I still love film beause it still gives me the adrenline of the end result.The composition,
    exposure and the vivid colours.Yet it sets in to me that one day I will have to switch
    to digital if I am still in photography.But until that day comes it will still be film for me.
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    RTS is a CONTAX model.

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    at one time, I remember, Canon has got a gimmick called fair skin mode, or baby complexion something like that.

    Eventually everyone turns out to be baby, father-in-law, mother-in-law, great grand father -in law, bosses,colleaques, indians, tamil, malays, all the same complexion.

    But its good for SK II advertisement and the like of facial cosmetics ads, even Mark Lee will becomes baby, much smoother than his own baby I reckon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbySHE View Post
    RTS is a CONTAX model.
    Yep sure is.Top of the line back then.Love it.
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    way back into the zeiss ikon era, I think they call it leica of the east.

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    Default Re: Who still uses fil in the Digital era of 2008/2009

    I use film because I need some excitement in my life.

    I love the wait and anxiety when developing my pictures!
    The best things in life are free.

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    i belive my short stint in shooting film ~7-10 rolls really helped me improve alot in a short amount of time

    it just lets u take a step back and plan that shot so every shot count and not just machinegun

    still ahve my eos5 iwth me and still shoot with it once in awhile if i feel i need to get back into that "zone"

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    Default Re: Who still uses fil in the Digital era of 2008/2009

    Quote Originally Posted by Raied View Post
    it just lets u take a step back and plan that shot so every shot count and not just machinegun
    This seems to be a point raised by several people. What I don't get is why this should be specific to film. You can take your time with an electronic camera just as well ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleWolf View Post
    This seems to be a point raised by several people. What I don't get is why this should be specific to film. You can take your time with an electronic camera just as well ...
    Because you can't review the image after the shot and every shot cost $$$. But with digital, shoot first review later mindset is there and there is no extra cost in it.

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    Default Re: Who still uses fil in the Digital era of 2008/2009

    Quote Originally Posted by cabbySHE View Post
    who still play vinyl record when there are digital sound around ? and who still listen to radio when there are HDTV around ? who still use a pen to write when there are PC, Laptop, Notebook, Tablet, PDAs around ? who still use paper currency when there are lots of E-cards around ? who still use petrol powered vehicles when there are natural gas, solar power and water power technology available. Most of all, with exception of some will still use toilet paper to wipe their butt since there are no cheap alternative around.
    FYI, the best (and most expensive, 500k iirc) audiophile hifi set in the world is used only to play vinyl records.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleWolf View Post
    This seems to be a point raised by several people. What I don't get is why this should be specific to film. You can take your time with an electronic camera just as well ...
    try it and you'll understand

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    Default Re: Who still uses fil in the Digital era of 2008/2009

    Oh yes, still use film negatives, now mainly Kodak UC100 and UC400. My systems are all dead so no digital body available for me. To switch system will be too expensive. To shoot film is more straight forward for me as I have no time for post-processing files.

    Also I like the extra long battery life of film cameras, easily 6 months to 1 year
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    Shooting film had taught mi to plan n not anyhow shoot... It train my mind n body...Always had fun waiting for the negatives to develop.. For those did not shoot film before u should try it... Usual for mi 1 outing I cant even finish I roll... hehe

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    Default Re: Who still uses fil in the Digital era of 2008/2009

    hmm...1st SLR i ever owned was a DSLR

    but i'm thinking of borrowing/buying a SLR just for fun, to get the 'feel' of shooting in film

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    Default Re: Who still uses fil in the Digital era of 2008/2009

    Quote Originally Posted by Raied View Post
    try it and you'll understand
    I've been "trying" for over a quarter of a century, and still don't get it. It would seem to me that if people start randomly snapping away with an electronic camera, thats not a problem of the technology, but one of the user?

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