19
Feb
07

No more digital photos its back to film folks…..

Some times the darnedest things happen.  A few days ago I somehow lost the bottom attachment to my Fuji S2 Pro digital SLR camera which attaches the AA batteries to the camera body.

For the life of me I can’t figure out how it got lost.  It does not makeany-sense.  It either fell off the camera in a freak accident or is still lost amongst the clothes in my luggage.  Who knows?  I’ve looked and looked……  However, all is not lost.  I brought along my trusty Nikon F80 and have been taking photos with 35mm film.  Ironically enough, I’ve often mentioned how I wanted to go back to using my 35mm camera and now….well I have that chance.  Still, film is a lot more cumbersome than digital.  You are more aware of the number of photographs you take and picking up the camera is a little less immediate.  Still, I remember when I used to shoot 6-10 rolls in one night.  It seems like so long ago.  Moreover, it is also a bit unnerving to no longer be able to do a quick lighting check with the digital camera window.

However, 35mm film does have greater resolution, detail, and depth of field than digital.  Moreover, the images I scan with my Nikon Coolscan negative scanner are much richer than anything I can produce with my S2 pro.  Film is just more time consuming, less immediate, definitely more expansive, somewhat more technical, and requires more attention to detail.  Let’s hope I can snag a few good shots….  

So what is going to happen to my Fuji S2 pro?  I’m not sure.  I could always replace the battery holder with another body attachment but I might just end up getting the new S5.   The S2 has served me well but I am going to take a look at what the newer technology has to offer….. 

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1 Response to “No more digital photos its back to film folks…..”


  1. May 4, 2007 at 12:59 pm

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