Briefly comment on how you see your film useage in the next six months.

Briefly comment on how you see your film useage in the next six months.
I have shot just as much film as I did before
43% (171 votes)
I have shot less film, probably close to the industry figure of 20-30%
19% (74 votes)
I don't shoot film anymore
38% (149 votes)
Total votes: 394
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E.  DeVille's picture

I have gone totally digital with a Canon Digital Rebel and am thrilled with what I can do. I am printing high quality photos on 13 x 19 inch paper. One must remember, it is not just the camera or the number of pixels that is important. To get great results, on must also invest in a high quality computer, printer, and photo editing software. The rewards of shooting and than working on a photograph to achieve just the image that one visulizes are temendous. I would never consider going back to film.

Timothy G.  Boudreaux's picture

Anyone wishing to get true quality, sharp, true color photographs will stay with film as I do. People wanting and willing to accept snapshots, like my wife, are satisfied with digital.

Rebecca Latson's picture

I can't say that I don't shoot film anymore, but it has curtailed considerably since switching to my Nikon D70; I think I have maybe shot 4 rolls of film in the past 6 months. I'll still keep my film cameras as I will never completely stop using film.

Kenneth E.  Farrow's picture

Film is dead for me, mostly due to processing costs and the difficulty of disposing of chemicals when processing own film. The instantaneous nature of digital is a plus plus plus as well for me, digital has revitalized a lifelong love that had palled.

Lila Sparks-Daniels's picture

I've been shooting digitally now for 5 years and haven't looked back. I love the flexibility.

Todd Moore's picture

I still prefer a scanned slide over a digital capture. Velvia has much better color saturatuion than any digital capture! I'll go digital when they make a Valvia sensor and a 100% crash proof hard drive. The Nikon D2X runs $5000. I can shoot a ton of film for $5000. The other problem with digital is that they decrease in value worse than a car. I've see 4 year old $3500 D1 go for $400 on Ebay.

Charlie Larus's picture

I shoot film once in a while. I don't want my Nikon Photomic FTn to wither and die. The immediacy of digital is its strong suit and is here to stay.

Linwood Albarado's picture

I have been a photographer (sometimes professional, all times advanced amateur) for over 30 years. I long ago gave up being an old dog that can't or won't learn new tricks.

Bob Rheinfeldt's picture

I shoot film as much as I ever have, if not more. With digital, you don't have to be any good taking pictures because you can clean it up with your home computer. However, with film, what you see is what you get, and that makes me want to try harder to be a better photographer. I'm proud of the progress I've made with film and will continue as much film as I can on my limited budget. I will have to add digital to my camera bag eventually, but I will always use film!

Fat Matt's picture

I work at a photolab for a large retailer and find some weeks our roll count has dropped by a max. of 25% and others it is up by a max of 2%, digital has not taken over yet. The main thing is see, shooting both 35mm and digital is a loss of quality when shooting digital and a loss of convenience when shooting 35mm. When digital slr become more affordable they will dig the grave for 35mm.

Joe Sandler's picture

Digital is fine, but film is finer. I shoot both, but when I know I need a great image I always go to film.

Gregory K.  Johnson's picture

I have sold all but one of my film cameras. I presently own a olympus 8080 and olympus E1. They both meet my needs and are quite efficent.

Rocketman's picture

There seems to be a lot of negative misconceptions about the capabilities of DSLR's. I seriously doubt if very many people could really determine if a color print was made from a 35mm DSLR file or 35mm film. B & W is tougher

Raymond Pope's picture

Hopefully, within the next six months, I'll shoot at least 20-30% more film than last year! I do convert my film to digital, and enjoy the editing, I don't see any change in my preference anytime soon...

Allen Green's picture

I do black & white and prefer the look of Tri-X souped in Accufine. I've tried digital but cannot get any results developing the compact flash card in either Accufine or Rodinal no matter how hard I try.

Jim Mazurek's picture

I still prefer film for outdoor nature photography, and I enjoy using my older Nikon bodies and lenses.

Robert LeHew's picture

I shoot less film because I live in a rural area and have lost my local E-6 processing lab. Because I have to use time-consuming mail order, I just shoot more digital.

R.  Peterson's picture

My Canon AE-1 P has been carefully put away and will probably stay there. I use a Nikon 880 and Lumix Z10 and shoot many times more pictures than I did with film. I enjoy working with the digital images with Photoshop Elements and other photo programs.

Jose M.  Ocasio's picture

I will increase film useage this year, color and black and white. I plan to tour my country this year and take photos of all the places I go. I will carry two cameras, one loaded with color film the other with black and white film.

Curtis Holland's picture

Film won't go away until the market produces cheaper, lower cost DSLRs. A point & shoot just won't cut it for too many folks, myself included.

Howard Benedict's picture

With the quality I can obtain in a Digicam I have abandoned using all my Nikons. I'm now on my 5th digital camera.

Mike Robinson's picture

Actually, I have shot closer to 90% less film, once I switched to digital!

James Parson's picture

I shoot exclusively with film and will continue for the foreseeable future.

Paul Giguere's picture

I'm using film for specialty applications and digital for most of my other work. For instance, I use Holga cameras with 120 format film as well as Polaroid films (using a Polaroid back on my Holga). I also shoot 4X5 sheet film using various pinhole cameras. Film isn't dead for me, I just use it as just one of tools to accomplish what I want to.

Pete Bobb's picture

I suspect that digital is more environmentally friendly than the old chemically processed films. My digital images are always previewed before being printed. I don

Al Fishman's picture

I still shoot film even though I have a digital camera. I still feel more comfortable with film and will keep using it until film is no longder available. I think I get better results with film.

John Mazarak's picture

I find that with a good quality digital camera, I can get results just as good as I did with traditional film. My only use of film these days is if I need to produce slides, which are required for some purposes.

George Marks's picture

I shoot both. Digital for work and film for the intense pleasure it brings.

H.  Muzik's picture

I will use at least 20 rolls of FUJI NPS-160 36 exposure color print film. I at the moment like film as I can see what I am going to shoot and can modify the composition with what I want to happen, with shutter speed, aperture, filters, and bracketing...

Dave Clough's picture

I'm strictly a traditional black & white photographer who enjoys the darkroom process and working with medium and large format gear. Digital has its place. I worry that it will kill the manufacture of traditional film and darkroom products.

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