Hi there guys,
My name's Geoff, and I live in Melbourne Australia.
Still have my very first camera — an English-made "VP Twin" that uses 127 film. Got it as a 10th birthday present in 1956!
Currently using a pristine, circa 1975 Nikomat FT-2 with (generally) Fuji Superia 200.
Have been using digital for nearly 10 years, and have gradually become disillusioned with its pseudo-technological "advances". Smile detection? Miniature effect? Background defocus? 16MP on what should be 4MP sensors? Is that the best the digital marketers can come up with?
I kind of see digital versus film cameras a bit like the CD versus vinyl record thing. Digicams are quick, down and dirty, and all about instant gratification — whereas film needs planning, thinking, and tweaking and loving. My 35mm camera's 35 years old; will my Sony NEX 5 still be around in 3 decades? I'm guessing not. (Hope I am LOL.)
Anyways folks, good to be here.