Discussion in 'Weekly Poll' started by Chrissie_Lay, Feb 9, 2017.
Do you still own and use film cameras? Why not cast your vote on this week's poll?
Own, yes. Use? welllll...
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....
I own several, but don't use them because:
1. They need servicing (foam rot!)
2. I prefer digital - especially since they killed Kodachrome.
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.
I still own a few but truth is none have seen a film for some time - despite my best intentions....
'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.
3 x Praktica TL1000
2 x Olympus OM-1 - both in need of repair.
Yes regularly 35mm and 120. From Vito B to canon eos 33 and many in between. All functioning.
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.
Yes, up to 12x15 inch, though I've not shot any 10x14mm on my Minolta 16 lately.
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.
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
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".
You must have been doing film wrong.
Immediacy I can relate to, but not quality.
Then again, what does "regularly" mean?
Every time I take a film camera out......
...the last time being sometime last November
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