I haven't had any film cameras or film in several years. I'm not exactly sure when I got my first cheap digital P&S, but I'm almost certain my last film camera was this same or similar Yashica T4 that I bought for bike touring. I think the last time I used it was probably 2000, or maybe 2001 - I specifically recall a ride of the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island in 2000 that this was my camera for, in addition to tours the previous couple of years. The next year I did a tour in Wales and I think I may have had a digital by then but I may have still been shooting the T4. In 2002 I did a tour of the Finger Lakes and I'm almost positive I'd gone digital by that time just based on the sheer volume of photos I have from that tour - that must have been the "NO MORE FILM COSTS"! turning point for me. Although the first time I specifically remember a digital camera on a bike tour was a tiny little Pentax Optio S4i during a couple weeks of mtb rides around the Moab area in 2004. I still have that camera - its remarkably small - almost like a spy camera. I have the battery and charger but at least the battery has been dead for awhile - no idea if the camera would work if I could fire it up.I sold my last film cameras last year, a Yashica T4 and Rollei AFM35. Both great litte machines, I always especially liked the Rollei... simple but purposeful camera, beautiful build and great lens. I would love to see a digital version of a camera like that... I just don't shoot film anymore, although I do sometimes miss my darkroom that I used to have, there is something special about seeing that picture come to life in the chemicals..
I shot film from age 11 to about ... hmmm ... age 45.Of those of you who are still shooting film, how many come from the film days and how many of you got into photography in the digital age and just wanted to check out film to see what it used to be like? I loved film, but having gotten into digital, I don't ever see myself going back to doing darkroom work.
I shot film from when I got my first camera in 1977 until 2004 when I purchased my first DSLR. I was a late adopter of digital, but I jumped with both feet and did not look back. In 2007 I sold my main film camera outfit at that time, a beautiful Contax G system, because it had not been used once in the three years since I had gone digital.Of those of you who are still shooting film, how many come from the film days and how many of you got into photography in the digital age and just wanted to check out film to see what it used to be like? I loved film, but having gotten into digital, I don't ever see myself going back to doing darkroom work. And short of that, for me, there wouldn't be any point in it...
I'll give you one (albeit extreme) example. This is a photo I took in 1997 using Kodak BW400CN chromogenic B&W film and developed by Kodak (or one of their subcontracted labs):What surprises me Antonio is that you said your old films when scanned looked different from your prints.. I have so many negatives you have me wondering now if they really would look different.