« on: December 14, 2014, 12:07:55 AM »
Long live film
I'm of two minds concerning this. I experienced the film days when I was in school, they had a b/w lab there. It was the time when I bought my slr gear (a Canon 620 with a "golden ring" usm lens: listen, no af noise!) which felt like space age gear in comparison to a viewfinder camera. You can actually look through the lens :-)
Psychology has it that people look upon the past with pink eyeglasses because they forget the problems. However, with film development I don't: It was expensive, you had to use the chemicals or you had to dump them and the quality of our school gear was mediocre at best.
It was fun working with color filters, pushing the exposure and fanning the light and shaking the development tank. But I'm still happy that time is past, the wildlife photography I'm doing today was unthinkable back then. Esp. since I just experienced what an "old-school" approach does to the keeper rate :->
Craft and passion beats out expense and convenience anyday imo
Sounds good, but meaningless in reality... My Crown Graphic will never work for Bird In FLight photography...