A&P How much film do you go through in a week?

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by BradUF, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. BradUF

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    I am just starting out and I am starting to think getting a Nikon N80 was a bad idea and that I should have just spent the money for a Nikon d80 instead because out of an entire roll of film I usually only have two pictures I like. For those who still use film how much are you go through a week? I went through 3 rolls this week..
     
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    What is this..."Film" you speak of?
     
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    just get a digital
     
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    For my film class, we had to shoot 5 rolls a week.
     
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    I only shoot digital now.
     
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    :werd: There's almost no reason not to now.
     
  7. BradUF

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    It is a ton more for the body..
     
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    And a gabillion less for the "film"
     
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    film is going to be absolute in 2 years anyway, just like vcrs are now
     
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    Obsolete*
     
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    Guess I should have checked before pressing reply, I just used the firefox spellcheck
     
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    people have been saying that since digital rolled around...hasn't come true yet
     
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    They still make VCR tapes tho - not the same thing. If they stop making film cameras, they won't stop making film. There is still a market for it. 3rd world countries, etc. Film will never cease to be produced, tho it make become scaled back in production.
     
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    i could see alot of color film becoming obsolete since digital has alot on film...but black and white film i don't think will become obsolete for a very long time, especially in medium format and larger formats because of the clear advantage film has over digital in terms of resolution and tonality in those formats. one thing that film blows digital out of the water in...at least to me..is printing. i almost never print digital images just because i can look at them on my computer. with film i always print my images and often time i mount, matte, and frame them and they will be around longer me and you combined.

    another thing i love about film is its physical qualities. the file will never be corrupted, lost, deleted, or whatever so long as its protected in a good safe environment.
     
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    I'll shoot medium format for my Holgas and Bronica for a LONG time. The detail from the prints from my Bronica blow anything digital out of the water.
     
  16. BradUF

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    No it wont. Much longer then that.
     
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    I used to shoot 5-10 rolls a week when i shot film. Since I've switched to digital(about a year ago), I've shot maybe 2 rolls :hs: I plan on shooting more film this year though.
     
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    I'll take that bet. (actually it's not a bet)

    Talking about just 35mm film here. They will continue to make larger films / photopapers for quite some time
     
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    Film will never be obsolete...shit they still make cassette tapes and the cd was invented over 20 years ago
     
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    You seem to only think that the USA is the only country that takes pictures. Do you think that very very poor countries can afford Digital Cameras and Computers? Nah man, film will be around for years and years to come.
     
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    Yes, film will be around for years to come, but you originally said it will never cease to be produced and that is what I beg to differ on.

    The only thing expensive about digital these days (vs film) is that it "requires" a computer, although technically you could take your cards to stores and get prints (no computer required).

    A new entry level film camera and 10~20 rolls of film should be similarly priced to an entry level digital camera.
     
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    Okay, you got me. Even digital won't be around in a few hundred years. But what about places that don't even have electricity? How will they go to a "store" to get digital photos printed?
     
  23. BradUF

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    I only paid 86 bucks for my Nikon N80 and I love it...
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    I go through like 2GB of film a week.
     
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    Film may become obsolete in the US but I dont think it will ever be obsoleted everywhere. Heck they still make the Sega Genesis in Brazil yet everyone figures its been obsolete for at least 15 years
     

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