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[POLL] Do you still use film cameras?

Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by Kevin, Feb 8, 2008.

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  1. Yes, I'm still using film!

    9.5%
  2. Yes, but I'm planning on going digital.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. No, I'm already using digital.

    81.0%
  4. No, I'm not into photography.

    9.5%
  1. Mojo

    Mojo Rocket Ranger

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    I have kids -- I cannot imagine still using a film camera. When we went to Disney World, I probably took 500 pictures. Sure, 30% of them were basically felgercarb, but those remaining 350 pictures were definitely keepsakes. If I'd had a film camera, I probably would have taken... what, maybe 5 rolls? 6? As much as 10? That's 240 pictures, max, and the same 30% rule would apply.

    That would be sukekee. :(
     
  2. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    I'm find myself being surprised when I come across people using film yet (except, of course, for professionals and even there the tide is turning). I've been using digital now long enough that I could never imagine using film/tape again for any reason but short enough that I still mourn for the SLR sitting in the closet and some of the P&S in boxes somewhere (I think there is a Canon Photura in the computer room hiding behind a box).
     
  3. painkiller64

    painkiller64 Avoid A Void

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    Location:
    kansas
    my problem now with film is the fact that since i got into digital i may only take 5-6 pics with a film camera and then put it away and forget it is there for a year or two. by then i forgot what is on the film in the first place. at my age forgetting is..........um, what was i saying........oh yeah, it is easier done than said.
     
  4. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    But what draws you to continue using film?
     
  5. 3dfan

    3dfan Scout

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    USA
    Digital is more suitable but sometimes I also use film camera!
     
  6. 3dfan

    3dfan Scout

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    film camera is the best!:D
     
  7. Alphanumeric

    Alphanumeric Scout

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    Location:
    Kelowna BC
    I am a digital man myself, as for richness, thats what Photoshop is for (or if your like me and can't afford it GIMP :p)

    Just don't do what I did and break your LCD viewer, THAT will turn any camera into a a paperweight.
     
  8. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    I haven't broken an LCD viewer yet but dead pixels are the bane of my digital existence. It kills me that most companies have a threshold of many dead pixesl on the viewer is 'acceptable' before they'll do work under warranty.

    :banghead:
     
  9. katiexoxo

    katiexoxo Guru

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    Location:
    Cambridge

    I use to use one all the time but the LED light on it broke, so now I can't see the pictures I take >< I'm still able to actually take pictures though, lol.
     
  10. JennyXoXo

    JennyXoXo Jenny!

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    Sep 14, 2009
    Location:
    Cambridge
    I stopped using film cameras the moment I tried digital. The main reason I don't use it anymore is because most of my shooting is done in the dark, and it is much easier to see what's going on with the led light screen to look at in my opinion. Now, if I shot outdoors and during the day think I would rather use film just because it's old school and it's what I used to do all the time.
     
  11. Original90s

    Original90s Ensign

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    Location:
    Albany
    got my first digital camera in 2004
     
  12. audiothor

    audiothor Indie Audio producer

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    I'm amazed anyone uses film anymore
     
  13. actionavenue

    actionavenue Artist, Cartoonist and Dude

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    Location:
    Iowa
    No, we gave up on film cameras in my household years ago. Neither my wife or me are camera fanatics, but own a couple nice digital ones that work for our purposes, which would include random family and friends pics and photographing my artwork so it can be sold.
     

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