Any reason to shoot film nowadays?

Started Apr 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
joneil Regular Member • Posts: 177
Re: Any reason to shoot film nowadays?

Dave Luttmann wrote:

For me, it stopped being worth the effort when I intended to buy a 4x5" field camera, some 3yrs ago, and realized there isn't a single lab in the country that could process film in this format, and I'd have to mail order the materials from Hong Kong.

Well, I can mail order from hundreds upon hundreds of stores for film.  And even in my town of 350,000, there are a number of labs doing even 8x10.  Why dont you move to Antarctica and tell us all how digital is bad because you cant charge your batteries.


Hong Kong?   I don't get that one either

Otherwise, yep, same here, agree with your comment.  My city is about 400,000, give or take.  Two stores, both about 10 minutes drive away (20 minutes during rush hour traffic) that sell all the supplies I need for film & wet darkroom.  It is cheaper by mail order, but the irony there is the place I mail order my supplies from is a 90 minute drive away, so it's no all that far away either.

I have always processed my own B&W film because to me, that is part of the artistic process.   your mileage may and can vary, but for the record, I always prefer my wife's home baked cakes to store bough cakes too, so I suppose that makes me a luddite or an idiot in the eyes of some people too.  

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