I like shooting on film. But at the same time I also like the ability to use fast focus, dependable meter when I am confused, better weather proofing and good build and ergonomics. I like the look and feel of the film photographs that is the only reason i am shooting film not b/c I want to use film cameras.
Sometimes I need auto focus.
Sometimes I need bracketing that I can vary the size of the bracket.
Sometimes I need to bracket on only one side.
Sometimes I need to shoot a burst at a once in a lifetime event when failure is not an option.
Sometimes I need an automatic camera when I am on vacation and do not have the luxury of being able to slow down and shoot right at that time.
Sometimes I want to use fully manual non-battery operated camera. Then I can select from my Hasselblads or 4"x5" cameras.
For the first five I have an N-75 and an F-100.
Last edited by Sirius Glass; 12-21-2012 at 08:18 PM. Click to view previous post history.
Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!
Nothing beats a great piece of glass!
I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.
Okay -- I will admit up front that I am a nut case. Last week I lined up MOST of my film cameras and found I have more than 25. I have a copy of the first camera I ever owned, a Brownie Reflex made circa 1942. I have great Canon rangefinders, Minolta SLRs, Lots on SLR Nikons, and a gloriously clunky Exacta. And two Yashicamats.
I used whatever camera I feel like using that will do a good job for what I want to do. I a going to work on using postive print photo paper (dip and dunk) in my 127-size cameras becasue I don't want to spent the dough for a whole roll of film, and processing, for a particular photograph.
I have a Yashica LYNX 14, the "poor man's Leica" a rangedinder with an f 1.4 lens.
Film cameras sell for chump change. Buy whatever you want, whatever suits you. When I was a kid there was a house in Los Angeles that had TWO Tucker Torpedos sitting out on the street in front of it. A good one of those ars is worth maybe $800,000 today. Collecting cameras that are shooters is a heck of a lot easier.
By the way I have a photograph of a steam locomotive churning down the tracks with tons of thick black smoke spewing from the stack. The photo is extremely sharp with no subject or camera movement. I took it in 1947 with my Brownie Reflex at the only shutter speed the thing has, 1/30 sec. Try that today!
Agreed. I was scared of the N90 when I first used it. Now, if i need that shot, that very moment, I focus on stability and composition. even then I guess N90 is more semi-pro.