Film, Revisited…

I just essentially traded my old film camera for the film camera I’ve wanted since I first started getting into photography – the Nikon F4s. Granted, digital offers so much more for so much less in the long run. With as many pictures as I take during the year, I certainly can justify spending $1000 on a dSLR. But I still will always have at least one film camera body. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE my ‘new’ F4s. I haven’t even uploaded the pictures to my computer from my D2H, but here’s one shot I made about three hours ago on my F4 (with the Nikkor 400mm f/3.5):

Granted, that’s a crappy scan from the 1-hour photo center at Fred Meyer. If I scan the negative, I can get a little more tonality and texture out of the wall. But, honestly, that’s pretty darn good!

And there’s something about the smooth whir of a frame of film advancing in the back of a Nikon F4s. Plus the camera itself is a work of art.

Film is not dead. Not by a long shot. I can’t wait to get some Fuji Velvia 50 through that thing…

Edit — here’s the same shot w/the 1.5x ‘teleconverter’ that’s inherent to the dSLRs, from my D2H:

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