Film vs. Digital

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I'm conducting a poll for a school project. I would like to know of film camera users, how much more often on a weekly basis do you use film over digital cameras?
 

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1) These threads usually just get locked, because anything film vs. digital usually ends up instantly coutnerproductive.
2) You didn't actually make a poll, even though there's a poll option on the forum, making it unnecessarily inefficient, etc. even if it does stay open.
 

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Huh.. this looks oddly familiar. Ok, well here's a new take on the subject.


If your going to shoot film, I say have fun with it! Lol
 
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If it's a simple poll and there's no need to explain answers (and if people play nice...), then perhaps this one will actually stay open!

For my answer:
I generally shoot 90% film, 10% digital.
 
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For me, it's a ratio of about 1 part film to 500 parts digital.
 

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I'd say about 10% film, 90% digital. That being said, I shoot film for fun, digital for work mostly (occasionally fun).
 

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Film for fun and these days that's about all i shoot.

My digital kit weighs more than my large format kit (admittedly a simple one). The quest for quality in digital really weighs you down. ;)
 

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It depends how you count. In time, because I am a commercial photographer, it is probably 1 film : 4 digital. In terms of finished images it is probably about 50:50. In terms of shutter actuations it is probably more like 10 film : 90 digital. A single film shot (two to four sheets) uses say 10 Polaroids or Fujiroids during setup, while a digital shot will have up to about 100 test shots (varies a lot) and this shows in the final image quality. It also means that a digital shot may take longer than a film shot, which also skews the proportions. My personal work is still predominantly on film, mainly for non-technical reasons, in most formats from 35 mm to 8x10, pretty much just as it has been for the past 40 years. All in all I still shoot a huge amount of film and instant film. The re-emergence of Type 55 as New55 will probably mean that I shoot even more instant film.
 
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100% film.....!!!!!..............the only time I use my very old Nikon 3mp dig cam is to sell or show stuff on the internet.
 

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1-2 36 exp rolls film a week @~80% keep rate
vs ~300 on digital @ ~50% keep rate

For me,

Film exclusively for hobby/wildlife etc... photography.
Digital mainly for events, with film as a backup for special shots.
Digital via my phone when out and about and wasnt planning anything but an opportunity arose.
 

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Yep, I'm 100% film too, I don't use digital for anything I care about, I do use it for convenience, Ebay, reference...that sort of thing..:)
 

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I'm conducting a poll for a school project. I would like to know of film camera users, how much more often on a weekly basis do you use film over digital cameras?
I would say there is a problem with your question. Photographers are divided on professionals and others and even professionals are not one coherent group. There are 100% pros and less, then 100%, semipros. Making money with photography requires use of digital technology. Again, ask average Joe on the street and he will be also 100% digital as he doesn't remember film anymore. The question should be about passionate use of camera, to fulfill own need to create pictures, without immediate or any prospect of sale. About, how the pros are saying: Personal Work, without mixing in it weddings or family gatherings.
For my PW 100% film.
 

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I'm conducting a poll for a school project. I would like to know of film camera users, how much more often on a weekly basis do you use film over digital cameras?
I would say there is a problem with your question. Photographers are divided on professionals and others and even professionals are not one coherent group. There are 100% pros and less, then 100%, semipros. Making money with photography requires use of digital technology. Again, ask average Joe on the street and he will be also 100% digital as he doesn't remember film anymore. The question should be about passionate use of camera, to fulfill own need to create pictures, without immediate or any prospect of sale. About, how the pros are saying: Personal Work, without mixing in it weddings or family gatherings.
For my PW 100% film.

There are quite a few pro's shooting film especially Art
 

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