How old is everyone here in 35mm land?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by Modern Minoltian, Jan 21, 2013.

Your age is?

  1. Babycakes

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  2. Teens

    9 vote(s)
    2.4%
  3. Twenties

    47 vote(s)
    12.5%
  4. Thirties

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  5. Forties

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    20.5%
  6. Fifties

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  7. Sixties

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  8. Seventies

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    5.9%
  9. Eighties

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  10. Nineties

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  1. Modern Minoltian

    Modern Minoltian Member

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    I'm new here, and I was just curious the average age of people on this board.
    I'm 21, and in love with film, however even most older photographers I talk to are done with film forever.

    By the way I didn't want to exclude anyone...
     
  2. Ken Nadvornick

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    Should I vote if my favored format is 8x10?

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    Somewhere here on APUG there is a thread which includes an age poll. I cannot find it right now, and it might have been one of the rather bloated threads that Sean shut down while doing maintenance.

    In my case, I am 2 score and 16 years old :wink:, and I shoot 35mm and medium format sizes.

    By 21, I had been in love with film for at least 10 years - keep it up, and you may catch up :smile:.
     
  4. Modern Minoltian

    Modern Minoltian Member

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    Haha! Yes of course, anyone shooting analog!
     
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    Coming up on 72, bought an Argus C3 new at the very end of 19-ought-57 which I still have and have been shooting the last few years on 'Argus Day.' I also shoot a Canon A-1, though not as often since I've acquired a bunch of medium format gear at dimes on the dollar.
     
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    It's easy to see why most people abandoned film. They got bad results because they never invested any time in learning the craft. The easiest (but least efficient) form of learning is trial-and-error learning which even dogs use to solve problems. Not insulting dogs, BTW. :smile: With film, trial-and-error learning was expensive. With digital it became free. So we have a much larger crowd of good photographers, and good photographs because of digital, but many lack a deep enough understanding to handle unique situations. With film you need to know things beforehand.

    Deliberate, goal-focused learning takes concentration and many of today's youth have been brought up on fast, or instant, gratification. If it takes too long they bail and chase the next shiny video game. You display a higher level of thinking ability by using film. At least that's my theory. Yet, both mediums make good photographs. Digital was, for me, the best teaching tool for film I ever had - for all the above-mentioned reasons.

    I'm 50. I abandoned film. I found APUG. I came back to film. I still mostly suck. :smile:
     
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    Not a lot of 35, mostly bigger. I'm surprised at the poll, I thought our bulge was in the forties.
     
  8. Jeff Kubach

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    I will be turning 59 soon. I used to shoot 35mm a lot years ago, but now I shoot 120.

    Jeff
     
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    In my 50's. I love 35mm.
     
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    I'm 36, born '76. Used film from when I was 13 (pre-digital) until 2006 (a far way after digital had got mainstream) but then returned to film in 2008. Wen tmedium format a year ago and love it. Great fun.
     
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    I am 63. Older than farts
     
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    22 here and have been shooting for a while now. Uncle have me a Nikon fe with i was 10 and that was the start to it all. Started with film and will end with film.
     
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    43, shooting 35mm and 120. All b&w too.
    Started in digital but shoot 90%+ film now.
     
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    52, not out. :smile:
    Brought up on 35mm from 1977 continuously until 2010, now 6x7 and pinhole 6x6/6x7/6x9.
     
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    I'm 23. Haven't shot a good picture yet. Maybe one day.
     
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    Just turned 60, and will be a father (of twins) for the first time, in 6 months!
     
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    I'm 52 and my Dad is in his 70's and stopped using film. That's why I've got his F3!
     
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    55, turning 56 in April. Never shot much until the 90's when my daughter started competing in gymnastics. Got a lot more serious about it when I was on the road doing consulting work and didn't want to just sit around the hotel room alone, drinking beer at night and weekends. Now it's pretty much an obsession. As a software developer who's been chained to a computer for 30 years, digital bores me to death.
     
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    I usually tell people I'm 112, so that they can say I'm looking good for my age. Truth is I'm 61, at least for a few more months.
     
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    I am astonished to be 42.

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    I was astonished to be 40 too. :D It seems like it was only a few months ago! :blink:
     
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    I am 50 and I have been using film since 1963. Abandoned film briefly in 2004 but now use film more than digital - 35mm and 120.
     
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    35 (ouch!), enjoyed shooting and working in the darkroom when I was a kid and teenager, but in my twenties I completely abandoned my hobby; acquired my first digicam in '98 for casual snapshots, and from 2001 or 2002 used only digital until 2010. When I was ~30 I become interested again in photography and bought a DSLR. At some point I realized that film had a look that was a cut above anything digital can produce. I bought a Pentax ME and I was hooked...
     
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    Love 35mm. Once in a while I shoot 120 too. I must admit that I have a digital and one-in-great-while I actually use it.