I am so glad I have stirred a conversation here! I was at a conference these last two days, I took my Argus C3. I think I took a total of 3 shots. I didn't take any with my cell, which has a fantastic 13 million pixel auto-focus
dealibob in it. I don't know if any of those three shots will turn out, but they were not worth me bracketing or metering carefully. I'll not be upset if they don't turn out. I also can't say that I would have taken any more shots
had I brought the one digital camera I own. I prefer film for a number of reasons and am glad people are "coming back to film". In the past two years, I had set my digital camera up to only take manual mode, raw images and
have limited on purpose the number of images I can take by memory card size. I find with those limitations the digi-cam is much slower to shoot than the comparative 135, and I am personally OK with that.
Thanks for so far sharing fantastic stories and thoughts, keep it up!
- J. Richard
4x5 Speed Graphic, Looking for another 8x10.
Interchangeable lenses. Overshoot one camera. Swap lenses and keep going.
If there's time to swap lenses. Often there's not. And what if you've already done that?
Better to budget shots as action is building in order to have the frames when they are needed. If there's time, change a roll before it's finished. If there's just enough time to swap lenses, do that. I'm talking about the short time frame of fast action, fast motor drives.
36 shots at 8 FPS take 4.5 seconds. It's really easy to end up high and dry at the crucial moment.
I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.