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

    I'm still like films.. The photos still gives the "retro" feel..

    On top of that, for B&W photos, I still think films gives the better "traditional" feel as compared to digital converted B&W.
    Maybe it's due to the film grain.

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

    Film for street photography using my vintage rangefinders as they are always in my bag, digital for events shoots...

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

    I am thinking of investing in a film scanner soon, any recommendations?
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    Default Re: Who still uses fil in the Digital era of 2008/2009

    Quote Originally Posted by freebsdntu View Post
    I am thinking of investing in a film scanner soon, any recommendations?
    Epson V600???
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    Default Re: Who still uses fil in the Digital era of 2008/2009

    I consider myself a complete digital convert who still believes in educational and/or spiritual purposes of film.

    In this digital age, practically everyone will start on digital if they just jumped into photography recently. Only later on when you hear about the "wonders" of film (be it colours, grain, contrast), you would consider playing with it.

    Early this year I picked up shooting film with a Eos 500N & Konica TC/T4, my favourite konica lens being the 40 mm f1.8.

    Film makes you stop to think, compose and fire shutter when you deem worthy.

    The curves/contrast of film is almost* impossible to recreate in digital. This remains so after scanning your negatives.

    *I repeat ALMOST, you can get close with certain PS plugins, and using decently detailed raw files. Certain CCD cameras also get very close.

    However the benefits stop at things like developing, scanning and printing (which is actually all digital unless you got your own chemical printing material/equipment which i rather you buy newer AF lenses). These are expensive and not cost/time effective in our "digital age".

    When I finally sold my film cameras and reverted to purely digital, I began to know how to utilise the luxury and benefits we have of D-SLRs.

    Now I shoot very little even with my D-SLR, maybe not more than 90 for a 3-model group-shoot or 250 for a ROM.

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