Which is best, film or digital?

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Link Posted 26/05/2014 - 09:31
Well I have just gone and bought a few 120 rolls of Kodak Ektar 100 to use on my once dusty, sat on the shelf 645n.

Gone and done this due to 1. This tread, 2. A set of outstanding photos on the your photo thread, And 3. To finally put, in my mind, film finally to bed.

As for the BMW, AUDI debate I would also own neither as I like a car to come with indicators and not as an optional extra.


Link Posted 26/05/2014 - 10:19
Again, Spanish drivers are obviously psychic because they seem to have no need for indicators, they certainly don't use them. They must know where everybody else is going to turn, pull out, pull in etc.

If you buy a used spanish car you can guarantee that the indicator stalk will be pristine and as new. Plenty of scrapes on the outside though due to their automatic touch sensors for parking.

If the car behind or in front moves, then they've touched it and have worked out the fore and aft boundaries of their parking space. Simples, who needs ultrasonic assisted parking? Not the spanish.
Peter E Smith

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Link Posted 26/05/2014 - 11:31
Mannesty wrote:
In Spain, it seems Audi drivers have a special dispensation to drive at least 25Kmh faster than anybody else on any road. I stick to the 120 Kmh limit on motorways but 90% of the vehicles that pass me are Audi, some considerably faster.

But we digress. Digital is better, move on . . .

Ha ha! I commented on this to my wife a few weeks ago on a trip. I am very familiar with the tactic of cars coming right up behind you when you're already at 120 and waiting until you get out of their way, but I have noticed that the majority are Audis, and most of them are A3s.

I can understand the photography "old hands" rejoicing in digital, it is so much easier to manage. But I like film despite it's challenges - I think it's much more difficult to use now than it was back then due to scarcity of services.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X and Panasonic L digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses
Last Edited by Jonathan-Mac on 26/05/2014 - 11:35


Link Posted 26/05/2014 - 13:19
There's also the high cost of film. This is worse than it's ever been and as manufacturers and choices diminish will get worse yet I'm sure. The price of black and white paper, for example, is staggering.
Best regards, John
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