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Poll - Do you still own and use film cameras?

Discussion in 'Weekly Poll' started by Chrissie_Lay, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. Chrissie_Lay

    Chrissie_Lay AP Editor's PA

    Do you still own and use film cameras? Why not cast your vote on this week's poll?

  2. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Own, yes. Use? welllll...
  3. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    One or two, or is it twelve...and I do use them
    No it's fourteen. Hang on it's seventeen.....
    Glad I'm not as bad as some on here.....
    Still only seventeen....
  4. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    I own several, but don't use them because:
    1. They need servicing (foam rot!)
    2. I prefer digital - especially since they killed Kodachrome. :(
  5. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    I own...er...maybe fifty or so film cameras...

    I've put film through all but two of them - a Voigtlander Vito B which suffered catastrophic lens failure when all of the aperture blades came loose and just piled-up in the bottom of the barrel between two of the elements and an Olympus OM-2 (a fairly recent purchase) which has decided that the act of winding-on film is an unnecessary luxury.

    Like many people I started off with film and, even though I principally use digital nowadays, I still like to keep my hand in.

    Cheers, Jeff
  6. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    I still own a few but truth is none have seen a film for some time - despite my best intentions....:rolleyes:
  7. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    'Cor -that is a lot of votes already. I keep meaning to go buy some new batteries for my Bronica, finish the films in the backs and find out what I was doing back in 2007. Pretty sure I have a fresh film in my Canon 50E too - robbed the battery for the remote flash controller.
  8. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

  9. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    3 x Praktica TL1000
    2 x Olympus OM-1 - both in need of repair.

    Digital? Nothing!

  10. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Use frequently.
  11. Glen Turner

    Glen Turner New Member

    Yes regularly 35mm and 120. From Vito B to canon eos 33 and many in between. All functioning.
  12. AlexMonro

    AlexMonro Old Grand Part Deux

    I have an embarasingly large number of film cameras, many of them older than I am, and quite a few are operational. I also have 5 digital cameras. I probably shoot as much film as digital these days, and not as much as I'd like of either, mainly due to health issues.
  13. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Yes, up to 12x15 inch, though I've not shot any 10x14mm on my Minolta 16 lately.


  14. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    Ah yes, I should have added my Mamiya 16 to the list of ones that I've not put a film through - I was forgetting all about it.

    Cheers, Jeff
  15. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    Own yes but use mmmmmmmmmmmmm (as has been said above) and really I prefer the quality and immediacy of digital. Having said that I did slip a picture of the Mathematical Bridge in Cambridge, that was taken when testing a newly acquired OM10, into a club competition when I was short of entries and it held its head up against other more distinguished cameras
  16. PhotoEcosse

    PhotoEcosse Well-Known Member

    According to the Poll, 4,827 people have voted so far!!!! Of whom 69.61% claim to use film regularly.

    I suspect that AP has been hacked by some deviant Trumpites, bent (in more way than one) on spreading "alternative facts".
  17. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear Roger,,


    You must have been doing film wrong.

    Immediacy I can relate to, but not quality.


  18. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Then again, what does "regularly" mean?

    Every day?

    Every week?

    Every month?

    Every year?


  19. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Every lifetime? ;)
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  20. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Every time I take a film camera out......

    ...the last time being sometime last November:(
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