Is film dead ?

Devoted to film use, whether using the older manual Minolta system or AF/Dynax/Maxxum system from 1985 on
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Is film dead ?

Unread postby vitor » Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:04 pm

At least in this forum ... last post from 2016 :shock:

So what are your current photography film projects ?

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Re: Is film dead ?

Unread postby mikeriach » Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:58 pm

Vitor,

Sadly my only film camera is no longer fuctional but there is some merit in the old systems. Remember the 35mm film is "full frame" and yes I sometimes commented on the large size of the Dynax range of cameras but take a look at this. My old Dynax 700Si AF 35mm film camera and my current crop sensor DSLR. The old ways might have been better in some respects and of course the beautifully crafted MD range was even smaller.

Sadly I will have no more film projects.

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All my Sony SLT gear gone. Still got my RX100 though.

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Re: Is film dead ?

Unread postby bfitzgerald » Sun May 03, 2020 12:29 pm

I don't think it's dead, but niche and has a bit of a cult/hipster type following (least from what I can see)
Not that everyone shooting film is a hipster ;-)
I have a roll of HP5 to develop, been there for a bit

I was thinking of doing film for the "post Covid-19" project I am working on, documenting the impact of this virus. But then again I can do it on digital and does it make much difference? I do like the look of film some in the freezer long term b&w and colour.
Two film 7's working fine, I also have a 60 and a couple of 5's that do need to get some more use

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Re: Is film dead ?

Unread postby mikeriach » Sun May 03, 2020 12:38 pm

I had a 700Si but when tidying a few weeks ago I discovered the shell had cracked from the top plate down to the mount boss. Definitely wasnt like that when I put it away. Also some goo leaking out of the crack. Does it have an internal battery perhaps? Anyway I sold the battery grip and the 5400 flash.
I still have an X300 somewhere if I look hard enough.
You never know......

Barry, the 7 is a superb film camera. I thought the 700Si was good till I got the 7.
All my Sony SLT gear gone. Still got my RX100 though.


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