Quote Originally Posted by desertratt View Post
Please permit an Old Timer to put in his two bits worth. I took a lot of photos in the 1960s and 1970s and am now making large prints and displaying them in galleries. I sold one yesterday. The idea I am trying to get across is that you should think before you go for the cheapest film. Film lasts a heck of a long time and you may want to go the gallery route in 50 years. I have a photo I took with a Brownie Reflex box camera in 1947 and it is dynamite! Think about it.
I actually agree with you, but find this particular statement and example to be ... Ironic... You talked about how important it is to shoot quality film and then mention a brownie camera which is like saying "I shoot tech pan on my holga"

I exaggerate but had to poke fun at you a little bit

I think it's more important to take good pictures, and if good film is bought, that could help, if spending more on more expensive films forces you to be more selective about your images, that's also not so bad.

Quality control I think is more important than film grain, if there are empty white spots because of crappy emulsion, that's WAY WORSE than a grainy film IMHO...


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