Saturday, 20 February 2010

On film cameras

I'm sure you read the recent TOP post from Ctein and Mike J himself. interesting how so many comments flooded in about film being the real thing, digital's not all that etc etc. Phooey. And I'm still a film shooter.

I've never done any darkroom work and quite frankly don't really want to try. Too much faffing with chemicals in the dark for me and I'm perfectly happy with digital printing. but i do use a couple of film cameras regularly purely for the camera-ness of them. The large format does the movements that are not readily (or cheaply) achieved with a digital solution, and the rangefinder is a great camera for fast, light shooting (I'm still dismayed by the short battery life of the M9). If I felt I could get the same function out of a digital camera, I'd switch in a heartbeat.


  1. Good to see you posting again Martin. After a couple of flirts with developing film again, then getting them done by K&S I've more or less stopped using it. I'm currently experimenting with mounting my GF1 and 35mm prime lenses on my Ebony SW69 field camera ~ and it works with movements!

  2. Colin, I'd be interested to know how you're actually mounting the kit. Is it some sort of jury-rig with duct-tape and other unsavouriness?


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