Originally Posted by lxdude
When I go out in public with an old film camera (and they are usually at least 60 years old) I get a lot of favorable comments from other photographers. They speak fondly of the old film camera they grew up using, such as Pentax K1000 or whatever, while snapping away with their digital boxes. Most are tourists and find digital easy to use but loved their old film cameras. I would not doubt that at some point of time many of these folks will take another whack at film photography.
Indeed Snapguy, I do not get many comments on my Canon, but my Yashica-Mat always catches peoples eyes and starts a conversation. Even if it "is that a camera?" then "That is so cool/neat/ect." And with the older folks they get a smile when they see it and sometimes thank me for keeping one in working order.
so .. they didnt tell you how to run your life, your business, were in disbelief you sell images
Originally Posted by snapguy
and tell you to dump your camera and shoot a digital camera ... but they were curious, interested and nice ?
sounds like you live in a different universe than some folks who have responded to this thread
I get mostly the same nice folks, but I get a ton of "They still make film for that?" even when it is a 35mm. For the 35mm I reply you can still get it at walmart.
Originally Posted by jnanian
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but a there are people in this thread ( see the conversation before this page )
that insist someone / people do just the opposite - giving unsolicited business advice, telling them all sorts of stuff
spoke to them in a condescending way, were not nice/ harsh &c ...
and when the original person who made the post that started the conversation that was sparked by his post ( a few pages back in the middle of this thread )
was asked to actually verify if what was claimed to have happened was actually what happened he said he was too busy exposing film ... ( too funny )
granted i am sure there are some jerks out there who have nothing but negative ( pardon the pun ) things to say about film,
and using film in this day and age and how film users should get with the program ... but i have never run across any of them.
as i have said previously, my experience is similar to yours ... people are curious, interested, confused &c because they
were told film wasn't around, you can't get it processed &c read reports of companies going bankrupt, see no mini labs left,
even in their favorite drug store, and it has become hard ...
Not out of step - just suffering from a very rare phobia which is quite well demonstrated in this video starting at 2:40!!
Originally Posted by Sirius Glass
Thank you, Tony. Now that I know my phobia is officially recognised by Frank Woodley, I feel entirely justified in my rabid paranoia and creeping horror of facial fungus.
(No offense, gentlemen! Possibly it's just the whole "Pash Rash" thing that puts me off.)