Is A mount Sony's Titanic?

Started Jan 28, 2014 | Discussions thread
WaltKnapp Forum Pro • Posts: 13,857
Re: Does your camera work?

tqlla wrote:

JamieTux wrote:

Because they were worth servicing... The shutter life was not rated anything like the life time of a modern interchangeable lens camera. So you serviced them at times - that's what kept them working

Plus you don't shoot as fast, or take nearly as many pictures with film. People were not taking 1000 shots per outing back in the film days.

Even entire long forays you rarely did that.  You shot in groups of 20, 24 or 36.  And often had to ration how many of those you did to afford it (or could carry)

Funny thing, pretty much everything around was photographed with film before there was digital.  All those huge number of shots were clearly not needed.  If anything they just encourage not growing your photography skills.

Only shutter I wore out on a film slr was a fabric curtain shutter. The fabric did eventually wear through.  Once the metal shutters entered the picture shutter replacement was rare.

Film did have motor drives available and you could burn through film if you could afford it. You could even fit huge film magazines on cameras to keep on shooting.  But other than journalism most did not bother with motor drives.  I used one for a while but it made the camera too heavy and unbalanced, just like the add ons that evolved from them with digitals.

One of the fun things is how many film and TV shows still use the sound of a motor driven film camera as the sound of somebody photographing something, even if it's clearly a digital camera. Of course there are less and less people who even know what that sound is.

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