Google, there are plenty of views on that. Film vs digital
Film is full frame shooting fyi. Getting OT here, google for the answers u need.
Oh and yes, its film slr not film dslr (digital slr)
Firstly: D80's kit lens (standard kit) is AFS DX 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6
Secondly, it's a G lens, which means it has NO aperture ring.
Nikon FM has NO autofocus as well. Neither does it have electronic aperture control.
So, sadly... the D80's kit lens won't work at all on the Nikon FM.
We haven't even got to the vignetting and so on...
just to be clear.... TS, we are talking about the camera shown below (or something very similar to it), am I right?
image from flickr FM series group
btw, there are digital camera with sensor size of the 35mm film, medium and large format. If you are comparing cost, nothing cost more than time saved.
G is not a feature, G is a handicap. G stands for gelded.
G lenses are lenses which have been crippled by removing their aperture rings to save cost. This is a classic example of taking away features while making customers think they are getting something new. G eliminates many features with older cameras.
These newest AF lenses have no aperture ring. This means that they will not work on manual focus cameras since there is no way to set the aperture. You can mount them, however every shot will be made at the smallest aperture and your metering will be way off (probably about SIX stops underexposed) since the camera has no way to know what the aperture will be.
This is silly, but you may get them to work on closed-loop auto exposure cameras like the FA in A mode. Good luck if you want to waste your time on this.
Some famous photographers are returning to film SLR in the cases of street photography, and some 'long-exposure' night photography.
On cost-saving factors, IMHO both DSLR and SLR is an expensive hobby.
My POV is it depends on what the photographer wants to achieve in his image.
And BTW, i still have my FM2 and is rediscovering the joy of film SLR again especially for infrared b&w photography. Will also be experimenting lomo effects with my FM2.
Last edited by SurrealDreamWalker; 14th November 2010 at 02:07 AM.
"There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trials and errors."
Shooting film is a deliberate and structured approach that many old timers like myself enjoy. It is the difference between playing a RPG vs DOTA, most new shooters do it like DOTA while the more seasoned ones will take it slow and contemplate before shooting.
The professional drivers also use F1 cars and super sports cars, do you see enthusiasts doing that? Not everything that Pros use is suitable for Amateurs, don't need to equipment whore and go for all the newest techs.
Try shooting film once in a while and you will see what I mean.
The joy is in the process, not only the result.
Just like how people like to drive antique cars, when those cars are slow, unsafe and unreliable. And modern cars are fuel economical, faster, safer, more comfortable. Both will get you from point A to B.
PS. Nikon is still selling F6 and FM10.
Last edited by coolthought; 14th November 2010 at 10:15 AM.
* but I agree with you... film will still be used in this field for some time at least.