IcyVeins: Film is dead!
Can I be here, CarlPH? I have both digital and film gear, and while digital is certainly more convenient for some things, I have to agree that forcing yourself to slow down and consider each of your 36 shots does simply result in a much faster learning curve. I also agree that film is seeing a resurgence (though obviously never to reach the heights it fell from again). The people most interested in my Minolta ( another sad loss, if only in name) rangefinder when I'm out and about are almost invariably in their teens or early 20's. It fails to occur to the people jabbering about the death of film that we have an entire generation of kids who have never known any way to make an actual physical recording of light. As this generation gains more and more purchasing power, I think the result is going to surprise many of us who have lived through the entire digital revolution. They crave and are fascinated and excited by "real" things and experiences. So am I. =)