Please comment briefly on whether or not you have exposed a roll of film in the last six months...and whether or not you might plan to in the coming months!

Please comment briefly on whether or not you have exposed a roll of film in the last six months...and whether or not you might plan to in the coming months!
No thanks, I've made the switch and won't look back.
41% (208 votes)
Yes, it might be worth a look.
16% (82 votes)
Yes, I never abandoned film and am glad that Kodak is still developing new products.
42% (212 votes)
Total votes: 502
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COMMENTS
Charlie Floyd's picture

In my mind, film produces photographs and digital format produces images.

Peter Suhmann's picture

I use digital for most of my travel work but I use film for what I feel is archival. I have a Nikon film scanner to save digitally.

Paul Lin's picture

I shoot mainly digital, but still find that film can make a comeback.

Glen Billy's picture

I still have several cameras that use film that produce unique size images and i use them all the time.

Warren Telting's picture

Although I recently started shooting digital via a point and shoot camera, I mainly rely on film for most of my shots. I definitely plan to check out the new Ektar 100 and am glad that Kodak is still in the film game.

Bill's picture

I continue to use film on a regular basis. I have a digital camera that I use only for "point and shoot" snap shots.

Bill McBryde's picture

I use 35mm and 120 black and white film and some colour. Usually people in dim light at 3200ISO. Negatives need to be archivally processed and stored which makes me cautious about electronic images. Do not see any need to take digitally. Now always scan and print digitally because I can achieve results that are difficult or impossible in traditional darkroom.

Christopher's picture

I shoot with a Canon Rebel Ti and a Rebel XTi and sometimes I still prefer the quality and richness of the colors and depth I get from high quality film.

Don C.  Johnson's picture

I haven't shot a roll of film in over three years. Most of my photos are for investigation purposes, and clients prefer digital, as do I. For family photos digital is too convenient -- and cost effective -- to switch back. But I might try Ektar 100 just to dust off my "old" SLR; see if I remember how to use it. All my roll film has long since "expired."

Elliot Berlin's picture

I shoot mostly digital but still use black and white film on occasion. Since I have a good 35mm scanner I'm very interested in trying Ektar 100.

Intrepid's picture

I haven't shot a roll of film in two years but I cannot bring myself to sell my Nikon F5...not sure why but, well, EK never fails to surprise, do they? I want to try this new Ektar and see how it scans.

Bruce Batchelor's picture

I love film, but the future is limited to gallery prints, archivists, and hobbyists. Sometime soon we shall see the final products in the fil genre.

James Jorden's picture

I currently have my film (35mm & 6x6) developed and scanned to high resolution cds (30meg) by pro labs. Then the files are cropped and maximized to be uploaded through ROES or cutomized lab order systems. Have a camera loaded with Etar 100 to shoot tomorrow and more for the rest of this year. I have found that Walmart will process 35mm film and give me a cd in 1 hour. This isn't for pro work but is fast and cheap to test your work. Every one wants digital and they want it now! They also want it cheap. I can not give it to them at a price that they will pay if I have to pay for a new digital camera system all at once. Next year I do plan to make entry into digital cature with Canon and 85mm 1.2L.

Don Neyhard's picture

Film Rules in my favorite Medium & Large Format World. Hopefully Ektar will show up as 120 film.

James S.  Mattson's picture

I shoot film 90% of the time, and only use digital for birthday parties, Christmas gift openings, etc. I shoot mostly transparency films, but am considering going back to negatives for high dynamic range landscapes.

Alain's picture

The last decent photo lab in my area dropped its print quality. I bought my first DSLR a month later.

Howard Barkhoff's picture

I recently bought a film rangefinder camera because no digital camera offered its compact size & picture quality.

Joe Dojcsak's picture

It really doesn't matter if an image is captured on film or a compact flash card. It's the skill of the photographer, and the beauty of the captured image that counts. When students learn to properly expose film, they tend to get a greater satisfaction looking at the final image as opposed to evaluating a JPEG or RAW file. Furthermore, students tend to expose film more carefully than maxing out a compact flash card.

Mary Griffin's picture

I have switched to digital, but there are rare occasions where film is appropriate. So I may consider trying something new.

Dick Palin's picture

When I was hooked on film, I bought rolls by the two dozen lot. When I got my digital camera, I kinda let the film sit in the freezer, and stay cold (and, hopefully, fresh) So, about once a month I get out my old SLR and shoot a roll. Our local camera store is still capable of turning out slides in a couple of hours, so why not support them?--at least a little!

Intrepid's picture

I haven't shot a roll of film in two years but I cannot bring myself to sell my Nikon F5...not sure why but, well, EK never fails to surprise, do they? I want to try this new Ektar and see how it scans,

George O.'s picture

I have ordered few rolls and tested using a Leica Rangefinder with a Summicron 35 mm f2.8 lens. I have scanned the film using a desktop pro film scanner at 4000 dpi and Silverfast Ai software. The film indeed delivers. It is extremely sharp and scans well. The grain is better than the 100UC, and almost as good as the old 25 speed. The tones are on the warm side, so I would not recommend this film for portraits. Exposure latitude is better than that of my Canon EOS 5D MKII. I plan to use this film for travel and landscape photography with my rangefinders. Great product!

Marsha Turner's picture

I still prefer bulk slide film and load my own cartridges. Now I have to process my film, as labs tend to not return the reloads.

Clemcamera's picture

I own a camera store for over 20 years and the switch to digital is painful as the makers of digital cameras keep flooding the market with new models, making the current ones obsolete! Many of our customers love their film cameras, and are very happy to keep on using them. Film is awesome!

Rick Moscola's picture

Fully committed to digital using Canon and Leica M8.2 camera and lenses. However, I am going back to film for shooting black and white. Why? Because I like the results and I love photography and am back to using cameras that are manual focus and metering. Feels good to do real photography again without having to deal with a camera that has too many menus and too many options to set. All I need is the metered aperture, shutter speed and film ISO and, of course, a great lens and I do just fine. Digital ties one to the computer, spending too much time trying to figure out how to best use the latest digital software to make your images what they should have been when you triggered the shutter on your camera. I'm having fun again! My thanks to Kodak and to C-41 film.

Victor Duran's picture

I will try this new film with my Hasselblad. I am curious what it looks like. I have not shot film in over two years.

Rick Siegert's picture

Ektar 25 was my favorite film for landscapes and slow nature shots. It was a very dark day for me when they dropped it from the lineup. I will have to get another film camera to go with my DSLR.

Richard Johnson's picture

I shoot a roll of black and white film every month, though I prefer Ilford films, particularly HP5 Plus.

John A.  Garcia's picture

It's still a mystery when I shoot with film because I don't know what I've taken.

Thomas's picture

I have not exposed a roll a film in the last 6 years, I will not use a film camera again.

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