digital to film

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  1. televators

    televators TPF Noob!

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    i just broke my third digital camera, sooo, goodbye digital camera life. my friend will let me borrow one of their crappy film cameras for fun, and so i can get used to it.

    tell me, how hard do you think the transition from digital to film be? and how worth it?
     
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    photogoddess TPF Noob!

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    You will probably miss chimping and not being able to easily pick what you want to print before printing but not much else.
     
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    malachite Heavily Medicated For Your Protection

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    Ack! Pfft! Icck! Zzzt! Ugh....5...4...3...2...1... Breeaatthhhhhhh..............

    Ummm yeah, film's OK :wink: Digital seems to teach faster with the instant feedback but film has it's place. There's nothing you can achieve with a digital camera that can't with film when it comes to color or B&W film. It all starts in your head anyway, the medium is just the final result.
     
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    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    If you were using your digital in mostly manual mode you'll have no problem apart from the lack of instant feedback as Photogoddess mentioned.
    There will however be two surprises coming your way, the first will be how quickly 24 pics are used and the second is financial when you have to pay for the developing and printing!
    Have fun!
     
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    gee, thanks. hahahha.
     
  6. Alison

    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    Without the instant feedback of digital you may want to bracket your shots to make sure you get the proper exposure. I shot film until until 3 years ago and in some senses I miss the mystery of going to the store and getting my prints :)
     
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    Take a small notepad and jot down all the relevant info for that roll of film.......then when your prints or slides come back......compare the notes to the pics.......it will speed up your learning
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That must be a good friend. If someone told me they broke three cameras...the last thing I would do...is lend them my camera.

    ;)
     
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    danalec99 TPF Noob!

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    What will you do when your film camera breaks? :D

    .... get a brush?? :wink:
     
  10. aggiezach

    aggiezach Yup...

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    That definitely made me laugh out loud here at work! :D
     
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    :)
     
  12. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    I'm curious, as is everybody I'm sure, to how you broke 3 digital cameras.
     

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