5 Reasons to Shoot Film -- Popular Photograghy Article

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Summer Wind, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. Summer Wind

    That_Rich Guest

    Some digital users display fear, anger, etc.. toward film users. What
    do you call them?

    That_Rich, Dec 28, 2006
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  2. Unbalanced? Blokes looking to argue or troll? Chaps and chapettes with
    control issues?
    John McWilliams, Dec 29, 2006
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    Colin_D Guest

    Most of that is a response to being attacked, and I can't say I read
    fear into any digital users' posts. That is much more the province of
    film users afraid of digital, afraid of films becoming scarce, afraid of
    learning a new discipline, afraid that digital give better images than
    their film can do. And so on.

    Not all film users, by any means. Just the Luddites.

    If the cap fits ...

    Colin D.
    Colin_D, Dec 29, 2006
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    That_Rich Guest

    It seems to fit you perfectly Colin.

    That_Rich, Dec 29, 2006
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    jeremy Guest

    I just call them "P-L-O-N-K-E-D"
    jeremy, Dec 29, 2006
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    Annika1980 Guest

    No true digiphile fears anything having to do with film.
    We don't fear the film users; we pity them.
    Annika1980, Dec 29, 2006
  7. Summer Wind

    Annika1980 Guest

    Volume, baby, volume!
    Annika1980, Dec 29, 2006
  8. Is it a rumor that Kodak has decided to discontinue 35mm films for still
    camera in near future? And what is the haps in the movie industry? Seems like
    they make more money with DVDs than at the theaters. All special effects are
    mastered on digital media too before they are transfered to film.

    I do agree with your last reasoning. A digital camera will not make one a
    better photographer. I feel blessed that I am a film photographer first,
    transitioning into digital. There are many who were afraid to learn film
    photography because it was too much work, but now happily shooting away with
    digital cameras, but alas geting horrific results.

    Dolu via PhotoKB.com, Dec 29, 2006
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    That_Rich Guest

    Ah, so Annika is now the spokeswoman for digi-cam users..
    Was there a vote on this or is it an appointed position?

    That_Rich, Dec 29, 2006
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    Summer Wind Guest

    Blown-out highlights seem to have become acceptable in digital
    It's surprising they're so bad, given that Canon provides these photos to
    show off digital photography and to give Bubble Jet printer owners "quality"
    images to print.

    Summer Wind, Dec 29, 2006
  11. AnOvercomer 02, Dec 29, 2006
  12. Well, there's an example of cogent logic.
    Michael Weinstein, Dec 29, 2006
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    Annika1980 Guest

    I thought I already made it clear that I rule?

    -Annika ----> Totally Digital !!!
    Annika1980, Dec 29, 2006
  14. Summer Wind

    Annika1980 Guest

    I'll fend them off with my Saturation slider.

    BTW, I have a plugin for Photoshop that similates Velvia and Provia.
    Not that I ever use it of course.
    Annika1980, Dec 29, 2006
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    Annika1980 Guest

    I'll fend them off with my Saturation slider.

    BTW, I have a plugin for Photoshop that simulates Velvia and Provia.
    Not that I ever use it of course.
    Annika1980, Dec 29, 2006
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    Scott W Guest

    Those are some of the worst photos I have seen in a long time, digital
    or film.

    Scott W, Dec 29, 2006
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    Colin_D Guest

    Your convoluted thinking might lead you to come to that conclusion; to
    anyone else reading the foregoing posts, it clearly refers to Luddite
    film types who fear digital; and by your posts you appear to be one of
    them ...

    I, on the other hand, have used film from 5x4 down to 35mm for upwards
    of fifty years, have switched to digital, am not in the least scared of
    film, but will not use it again.

    Colin D.
    Colin_D, Dec 29, 2006
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    Colin_D Guest

    Is there no end to your sarcastic, snide pot shots at digital users?
    Annika is not alone here; there are quite a number of us who shoot
    digital, none of us denigrate film and film users like film users attack
    us; most of us have used film for many years. Fear and desperation
    about the future of film, coupled with being scared or unable to accept
    digital is what drives these unfortunates to attack us digital types.
    On further thought, it seems like a head-in-the-sand, don't-want-to-know
    attitude, and when a digital user gets up their nose, the reaction is

    Colin D.
    Colin_D, Dec 29, 2006
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    Colin_D Guest

    Colin_D, Dec 29, 2006
  20. I promised myself I wouldn't get involved in this thread (I'm still
    showing and disinfecting myself from the last "nice" film-digital thread).

    But anyway, it is the extreme and intolerant Digitologists (members of
    some secret and evil Church of Digitology, whose only purpose is to
    harass film users) like Colin D. who are obviously terrified - of film!
    Maybe because some of them don't have the eyesight or braincells needed
    to use film effectively anymore.

    Their continual gleeful posts about films, or their processing,
    disappearing has something pathological to it.
    I'm sure they force their partners to scream "Film is dead!" in certain
    critical moments (or maybe they just shout it by themselves).

    About my being a "Luddite" - the label some of these ignorant gits enjoy
    using so much - I have nothing against digital; there just aren't any
    digital cameras yet that I want to use or can afford.
    I'm actually very grateful to digital for allowing me to buy all the
    film cameras I've dreamed of.

    Finally, before you start moaning about my post being offensive, look at
    your own bloody posts, you sad, cranky and ignorant old man!
    Chris Loffredo, Dec 29, 2006
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