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Thread: Is Film Dead...

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    Is Film Dead...

    http://www.sportsshooter.com/news/1534

    http://www.sportsshooter.com/index.html

    If you go to the latest newsletter at sportshooter.com there are some interesting articles on the topic from news & sports photographers.

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    http://www.sportsshooter.com/news/1535
    http://www.sportsshooter.com/news/1536
    http://www.sportsshooter.com/news/1537

    Only in the last article was there a writer who didn't admit to using film for his personal shots (family, etc). That alone tells me film is going to be around for a good long time. People might use it as a business-expediting tool, but they rely on film for the images that are personally important.

    Chris

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    Film is dead, we are all just pretending to be shooting film here (in fact we all use digital cameras), and this site title is just a cover up for a child pornography exchange forum.

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    Oh no, not again.

    Yes, my refridgerator has a sticker on it--"Night of the Living Film".

    Maybe soon I can switch to "Dawn of the Film". "Day of the Film" seemed to take it too far.

    Matt

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    No, but the horse is. Let's kick it some more.

    Honey... where did you put my hobnail boots?

    Lee

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    Did you *read* the articles?

    From the 1st article:
    What does film have to do with this? Simple: film, like wine, is an organic process. It reminds us of our past, it teaches us about our senses, and it makes us work just a little harder. It can be frail and it can be unforgiving. It reminds us that a photographer's place should always be behind a camera, not in front of a computer. Think about those beautiful digital prints, for example. They can be printed 57 times and will always look the same. But what if they should each be different? I chuckle when I see numbered edition prints from an Epson 4400. 3/57 looks identical to 57/57. It's like trying to discern the difference between two cans of Coke. I'll take my prized; hand printed 16 x 20 Howard Bingham print of the Beatles and Muhammad Ali any day of the week.
    From the 2nd Article:
    I'll still take my M-6 on vacation.
    From the 3rd Article:
    I still carry a Leica M-6 and Fujichrome for the Davies family archive. I will trust my history to film. I know I will be able to pass those slides along to our son someday and he will have the unique and distinct pleasure of seeing his life memorialized in tiny, sparkling tableaus, as I have.

    I'm less sure what he'll do with the Zip disk of his birth pictures, but it seemed like a good idea at the time.
    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarEaglemtn
    http://www.sportsshooter.com/news/1534

    http://www.sportsshooter.com/index.html

    If you go to the latest newsletter at sportshooter.com there are some interesting articles on the topic from news & sports photographers.
    Yes it is. Now send me your cameras because you obviously do not want them anymore since film is dead.
    Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy. Pope Paul VI

    So, I think the "greats" were true to their visions, once their visions no longer sucked. Ralph Barker 12/2004

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    I'll take my prized; hand printed 16 x 20 Howard Bingham print of the Beatles and Muhammad Ali any day of the week.
    I am jealous. (Of the Ali - couldn't care less about the eighth best band of the British Invasion.)

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    The first essay, by Mendelsohn, is beautiful. It really manages to sum up how I personally feel about the whole issue.

    FWIW,
    Kent
    Max Power, he's the man who's name you'd love to touch! But you mustn't touch! His name sounds good in your ear, but when you say it, you mustn't fear! 'Cause his name can be said by anyone!

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