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  • Very different skill-sets, though. I took both video and film (movie) production classes in school, in the film era. Much more different than digital and film still cameras. Aaron
  • As others have said, you could probably use the N90s lenses on a digital body -- but that ties you to Nikon, and if you are interested in (digital) photography it might be more cost-effective to ...
  • Well, it wasn't that costly before the pandemic -- slide film was, but color neg film could still be had pretty cheap. Aaron
  • Doesn't seem too shabby considering this is supposed to be a digital photography-focused web site. :) Aaron
  • Color neg film seems to be the problem -- B&W film is still plentiful and cheap. Lucky for me I prefer B&W! :) I think color film will come back down to Earth as supply restraints ease. Aaron
  • Your camera's meter tries to average everything out to middle grey. It sees that big wall of white and reduces exposure. Notice that the shoe is a little dark. Couple of things to do (and I'd try ...
  • Sorry, overdue answer: I would buy another FG for the parts supply. These cameras are largely unloved and go for cheap prices (by Nikon standards). Which is a shame as I think the FG is a ...
  • Replied in Erm, NO
    Ilford's survey says otherwise -- one-third of the respondents stopped using film and went back to it. I'm one of those people (who grew up with film and went back -- I didn't take the survey, ...
  • Replied in Why?
    Well, for me, I like the hybrid workflow. I do the parts I enjoy (futzing with the camera and developing the film). I was never much of a darkroom hound -- I'd run my test strip and try to get my ...
  • Replied in I'm Lost
    Are you using Flat View or Threaded? Aaron
  • Gorgeous photos.
  • Film is actually on the rise -- though a little hard to find right now as demand is outstripping supply. (Glad I bought hundred-foot rolls recently!) For better or for worse, though, APS-C is dead! ...
  • The fastest shutter speed for both cameras is 1/1000. In terms of the slit-in-the-curtain thing -- I think you're thinking of the flash sync speed . For cameras with a focal-plane shutter (ie most ...
  • Already happened! I wanted to get back to basics with an all-manual camera, a 50mm lens, and B&W film. I did that three years ago, and have shot almost exclusively B&W film ever since. Aaron
  • I still have trouble understanding the appeal of an OVF on digital. I mean, I've read a thousand messages about it, but it still seems like fitting a Prius with a two-barrel carburetor. Aaron
  • Replied in Zero chance
    Marketing doesn't necessarily reflect your customer base; it reflects either the target customer you want to attract or, if you're more sophisticated, who your target customer wants to be. Look at ...
  • Will the N65 focus the AF-S VR lenses? (Oh, forgive me, you answered that later on.) I disagree. The answer is: Whichever camera you prefer using. That's one of the many advantages of film over ...
  • I don't think it's so much the niche market as that digital is *far* more profitable for the camera mfrs than film. Think about it: A good-quality film camera can last 10, 20, 30 or more years, ...
  • Replied in Zero chance
    Ah, the myth of the film hipster. In truth, surveys show that most film users are not new to film, but people who either always used film or returned after a hiatus. Happily, there are also many ...
  • Interesting idea. I would disagree with the premise, though. For me, one of the best aspects of film is operating the cameras, and manual-focus lenses are part of the challenge. (To me, a newer, ...
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