Any reason to shoot film nowadays?

Started Apr 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
Mark Smith Veteran Member • Posts: 6,336
Re: Any reason to shoot film nowadays?

danijel973 wrote:

Dave Luttmann wrote:

danijel973 wrote:

You are ignorant. Where I live, there are no q-labs anymore, there is only one lab in the city that still processes E6 but with questionable freshness of chemicals and almost half the film they keep is past its expiration date. No, they don't have a fridge. So don't start barking your arrogant nonsense if you don't know the facts. It is very, very difficult to get fresh materials and even more difficult to get high quality processing, and no, it's not because I'm doing something wrong, it's because film is on its way out for the last ten years.

As he has run pro labs before, I think he knows a little bit more on the topic than you.

Seeing that he doesn't even know where I live, let alone what is the availability of labs and processing here, I certainly know more than he does, at least about everything that is relevant to my experience with film. So from my position, he's all hot air. Maybe he can buy and process whatever kind of film where *he* lives, but he's not the center of the universe and his conditions don't universally apply. This in itself wouldn't be a problem, but he seems to think otherwise, which makes me perceive him more-less the way people would perceive a 10-year old know-it-all.

What does 'where you live have to do with anything? You are irrelevant and NOT the centre of the universe,the problem you perceive in  'obtaining processing' do not universally apply.

Therefore they are local and not an issue for the medium as such, I have the best Lab in Europe just 60km away and have them process 8x10 I realise that's not the case for everyone. There are closer labs that don't do such a good job-is it my fault if I choose them? Or a problem with film per se?

You say you have had your films ruined by poor labs over many years, that isn't the fault of the film medium it was your call to take them to those places.

You say you can't buy fresh film?

Buying film is easy even for the technologically challenged such as yourself, try 'da interweb thingy' Google can help.

There can be no excuse for using out of date film and blaming that on the medium.

The fact you seem to be seriously deluded and resort to petty name-calling, pretty much proving you just reduce yourself to being abusive when you fail to win an arguemnet.

Try civility, it'll increase your understanding of others resorting to childish name calling is just not very clever.

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