Haha. I hope film will last...
I'm shooting 60% film now although I have a DSLR. It's so fun, although costly if you add up all your developing and film cost.
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nooooo way, film is gonna be dead. actually, film is evergreen.
For this reason, I am keeping my Nikon FM2 for many many years...
maybe in the future, pass it down to my grandchildren.
if you shoot film in the early days, you should have know how much the popularity of film have shrink.
during the day when I shoot with film, there were at least 10 types of films in my fridge at anytime, 35mm, 120 and 4x5, transparency, b&w neg, color neg.
and today, I still keeping two film cameras, and have about 50 rolls of film in my fridge.
but many types of film already discontinued.
since most major camera manufactures has already discontinued making film cameras, film users will keep shrinking. that is the fact.
I doubt most young photographer nowadays know how to use a traditional manual slr (without motor drive & AF motor)....
I'm glad film is still hanging on.
It is my dream that I ultimately graduate to film. The depth and essence of the subject when using film is a little surreal to me. You can feel the picture.
Unfortunately, I only have a Powershot now but once I have the money, I'll start my climb towards film.
In 10 or 20 years time, the latest nikon or canon digital cameras today will become obsolete models. But i can't say the same about manual slr camera, i believe it will be one of the classic usable camera till then. My FM2 was 1st introduced in 1983 and it's still going strong till today after near to 3 decades.
film is special. there's a certain look which can't be easily replicated with digital.
having said that, i feel that film and digital complement each other. but for those who do photography exclusively as a hobby, film is a DIE DIE MUST TRY.
for those in the commercial field and who shoot a lot, film may be less practical.
Film ain't dead.
It's just very niche now, that's all.
nonsense. it's far more accessible than u think
what "graduate"? dun underestimate urself dude/dudette. film is not some pinnacle of photography (ok lah, large format would be, to me...). u can get a film system for far cheaper than even an entry level DSLR system.
if u dun have to shoot much, if u dun need ur pic 5 min after u press the shutter, film can meet ur needs. anyway, i do a rough breakdown for u...
Body: entry level 35mm film SLR $200
Lens: 50mm prime $100 plus brand new
Lens: 35mm prime $400 plus brand new
batteries>> under 10 bux
film>> $3-4 per roll, for starters. u can get better film when u are comfortable.
the prices are on the high side, btw. u can save more if u get 2nd hand. i've seen entry level nikon SLR going for under $200 at OP, with a kit lens. u'd pay that much or more for a film compact back when film was still mainstream.
this is shot on my first roll of slide film. hosted on facebook, which screws up pix. the positives look wayy better than what u'd see on the link. everything was shot with my nikon F70 and 50mm F1.8
Here is some samples from a 1970 camera shot last year:
It is all Rangefinders with film on my flickr:
Is film dead?
Not yet, but the writing is on the wall. It's just a matter of time.
Will it die completely?
Just took the pictures for company D&D with the topic "Back to the Oldies" - that's a must for film! Pictures turned out great and many people were surprised about the colours and quality when I told them that it's this "old-stylish film". Some saw me changing the rolls and made
are u saying this to make pple hoard 35mm film?
then again, film has pretty much stagnated and not much incentives for companies to further develop (no pun intended) the tech. while digital will constantly improve