Digital and Film surely?

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  1. whistule

    whistule TPF Noob!

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    I'm interested by how many people out there are using film and digital. The digital or film discussion always seems slightly benign to me when you get different results from each.

    P.S. I don't mean to open the old film vs digital can of worms here!
     
  2. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I do use both. But to be fair, out of convenience recently my use of film has dropped a lot.
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I use both too, but digital a lot more.
     
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    I do both, Heavy to the side of film.
     
  5. Rarely use film, and if I do I will scan and then perform any additional work that might be required (crop, dodge + burn, contrast).
     
  6. whistule

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    yeh, almost all my good film shots end up scanned in - can't see a problemn with that though - they look very different to if I'd shot with a digital in the first place
     
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    Very wise. No good ever comes of those discussions.

    I shoot both. Mostly film, ratio of probably 80:20.

    Kevin
     
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    I like film, but haven't been able to produce or get a good scan, so I'm sticking a bit on the digital side.
     
  9. whistule

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    those that shoot with both: is it B&W on film and colour with digital?
     
  10. Alex_B

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    currently with me it is colour slide film and colour digital.

    However, I might move place sometime soon and expand a bit. Then I seriously consider my own darkroom for b&w film.
     
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    I shoot both, but lately I have been using film most of the time.

    I have a D70 and it was my main camera for a couple years, then I got a b/w developing kit and a new film scanner (epson 4490) and started shooting b/w film with my Pentax K1000.. y'know.. just for fun. I still shot all my color with the D70 at this point.

    Then my friend's dad offered me a great deal on a recently serviced Nikon FE with a few lenses. So I started using that and got even better results than the K1000. I tried a few color rolls and discovered I could get the roll developed without prints for around 2 bucks at the local 1 hr. lab and scan them myself. At this point, I was still shooting most of my color with my D70, but shooting a lot more b/w film. During this time, I was getting addicted to manual focus, the heavy solid feel of old cameras, and big bright viewfinder of the FE, and the D70, with it's tiny dark viewfinder and plastic body, started to feel very toylike in comparison. The cropped sensor annoys me a little now too..

    The big thing that made me shoot mostly film is when I got my Canonet QL17 GIII rangefinder from Ebay. It is pretty much all I use these days. I just love the way it feels in my hand and the ease of use. The meter is almost always spot on and it fits in my backpack or even a big pocket and has a nice sharp lens, unless there's some special event that I want to take a lot of pics, then i'll take the D70,(like a ferrari show I went to this past weekend) or if I need a quick pic of something for an auction sale or to email to someone, etc. Recently I took a trip back home to see my family and didn't even take a digital camera with me and didn't even miss it.

    Sorry for the long story.. got carried away...
     
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    i shoot both...well i did until my film camera decided it wouldn't load film ANYMORE!!!
     

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