Realistic to shoot film full time in 2021?

5 days 4 hours ago #716272 by Paulina K
Out there questions I'm sure.  But I found an old film camera over the weekend and just wondering does anyone shoot film full time these days.  I don't even know where to get film developed.  Used to go to CostCo, but they have now shut down their photo department as I understand.  

So do you?


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5 days 3 hours ago #716276 by Nikon Shooter
I switched ALL my operations to digital some 10 years ago
and I can't find a single reason to regret it.

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4 days 21 hours ago #716319 by Paulina K
No walks down memory lane? :rofl:    perhaps I was feeling a bit nostalgic this weekend then!  


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4 days 18 hours ago #716351 by Nikon Shooter
Don't get me wrong, Paulina, nostalgia is not bad as such
but not a good motivator.

I still own some F3HP, F4E, RZ67, etc… they are souvenirs
of milestones in my career and I loved using them all but
the time of film is over.

Just like the 78rpm… one will keep the gramophone, they
are still looking good if you don't need to play with them! :)

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4 days 13 hours ago #716367 by icepics
No reason not to... maybe not full time but you could. I've always shot film, I've just also got a digital camera too. I now have lenses that work on my film rangefinders and my digital camera. 

Try http://www.filmphotographyproject . Places that develop/scan film are The Darkroom (in San Clemente I think?), Dwayne's (in Kansas), Richard (in LA I think). I just had to get used to sending it out, which takes longer than dropping it off and picking it up later, and costs more than it used to years ago so I do it more sparingly.

Apparently the resurgence of film use has actually gone up if anything. The general population went from point 'n shoots to phones, but there's a difference in the average person and those who are into photography as a hobby/interest.

And vinyl's back, you can get a record player to listen to '78s.

Sharon
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4 days 4 hours ago #716410 by Kenta
I have a film camera, but shoot mostly with digital by a large margin 


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3 days 11 hours ago #716494 by Eric A
pass for me.  Enjoy digital to much.   :)

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3 days 10 hours ago #716502 by db3348
If  you  enjoy doing it,  Pauline ,  why not .  One of my main "philosophies" in photography is  to advocate  enjoyment,  rather than doing it  just for the sake of doing it . 
I, too , am a big fan of using film ,  although  I  don't use  it "full-time" ,  but  these days probably about 60 % of my photography is on film ,  because  I enjoy  the process of using  old ,  manual,  mechanical film cameras  and working in a darkroom .


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2 days 22 hours ago #716534 by fmw
I shot film for half a century.  I wouldn't use it again for anything.  Digital does everything better than film.  Hence the low prices you see for obsolete film cameras.


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2 days 21 hours ago #716535 by TCav
If you can find a convenient lab and a reliable source of film, go for it.

Most labs will provide you with digital files from your film image in addition to prints.


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2 days 15 hours ago #716571 by Randy Shaw
Got an old Nikon, but haven't used in some time


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4 hours 58 minutes ago #716790 by Sawyer
Realistic?  yes, all the time NO.

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