Df disappointment

Started Nov 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
lolopasstrail Regular Member • Posts: 283
Re: Df disappointment

John Motts wrote:

BackPacker1532 wrote:

No I haven't worked in a photo lab. We were talking of safety at the point of taking, not afterwards. In the days of film, there was no safety net as in two cards, unless, of course you had two cameras.

No, there was no safety net. Why does that mean that having one now is not desirable?

As for whether it's at the taking stage or afterwards, both are applicable to cards as well.

His point was that if you were shooting a wedding or event with a trusty Mamiya C330, you only had 12 shots, and then you had to stop and reload. You agonized over whether the film was actually advancing, or if you misloaded it,despite the jiggle of the spool knobs. You planned ahead so you wouldn't miss a shot, always aware when you were down to your last couple exposures and knowing it would take a minute or so to wind out and then reload. You made do. You made a living. It can be done.  The photographer relied on the photographer, not on technology.

The hysteria over dual cards, as a consequence, would seem to be overblown, in the sense that it is not a show-stopper, and to think it is is a crutch.  Dual cards are desirable, no doubt, but to imply shooters who had to persevere despite it that they are stupid is a little over the top.

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