Any reason to shoot film nowadays?

Started Apr 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Recommend black and white medium format
In reply to sigala1, Apr 13, 2013

sigala1 wrote:

bseng wrote:

What are some reasons why someone would shoot 35mm film over a DSLR. Can you extract higher image quality from 35mm?

If you want do do it, my recommendation would be medium format and black and white film. Why? Because the larger negatives are easier to work with, and are big enough that you might feel you you are getting higher resolution. And b&w film and developing chemicals aren't that expensive.

Even with Fuji's recent price increase Acros film is very affordable.  Chemicals are dirt cheap.

The problem is that it's hard to learn how to use a MF camera and develop your own film without someone to show you the ropes. And it's insanely time-consuming.

Insanely time consuming?  Hardly.  It is very easy to learn how to develop film in today's world.  There is www.apug.org which is how I learned.  There are dozens of youtube videos all explaining the process.  If you have a functioning brain, it is very easy to to develop film.  Far easier than learning how to use Photoshop skillfully.

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