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21. Posted by zags (Respected Member 370 posts) 11y

Quoting Mikey B

4 - the fact that if I did decide to 'get serious' and try to sell some of my images nobody would be interested if they were digital

Who says that? My cousin's husband is a professional photographer, he uses a digital SLR camera. His photographs has been used internationally, like Getty Images, etc.

Z

22. Posted by Mikey B (Respected Member 181 posts) 11y

Quoting cikusang

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And btw, your pictures are all using film camera? (the collection of toscana?)

yep, canon eos 30 with fuji velvia and provia film

23. Posted by Mikey B (Respected Member 181 posts) 11y

Quoting zags

Quoting Mikey B

4 - the fact that if I did decide to 'get serious' and try to sell some of my images nobody would be interested if they were digital

Who says that? My cousin's husband is a professional photographer, he uses a digital SLR camera. His photographs has been used internationally, like Getty Images, etc.

Z

er...did you read the rest of my post?

I said that that argument was no longer relevant and that there ARE now plenty of pro photographers using digital

24. Posted by zags (Respected Member 370 posts) 11y

Quoting Mikey B

er...did you read the rest of my post?

I said that that argument was no longer relevant and that there ARE now plenty of pro photographers using digital

oops... sorry!

25. Posted by Lanrod (Budding Member 8 posts) 11y

Been using digital for my last few trips, mainly to Europe and to China and Japan.
Canon 20D SLR 8.2MP.....

Digital is so much easier since all the images fit on a compact flash card, there is no need to carry so much film in the lead bags and have to worry if any of it will get fogged.

I do use film still, but mainly for studio work.

good luck.

-snip-

[ Edit: sorry, no promos in the forum please. ]

26. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4809 posts) 11y

Quoting Lanrod

Been using digital for my last few trips, mainly to Europe and to China and Japan.
Canon 20D SLR 8.2MP.....

Digital is so much easier since all the images fit on a compact flash card, there is no need to carry so much film in the lead bags and have to worry if any of it will get fogged.

I do use film still, but mainly for studio work.

good luck.

you can see some of my travel images at:

Hey Lanrod,
These forums are unfortunately a very attractive target for spammers, so any post by a new member that includes a URL is pretty much immediately marked as such (forum rules: "3. NO website postings for promotional purposes are permitted. If the postings are genuine responses to questions, we will permit them. Any website postings that look like they are only there to promote a website rather than help other members will be removed.")

I suspect that once one of the admins/moderators takes a look, he'll unflag these posts of yours and only snip the url - but in any case, I wanted to say that I like your photographs, and hope you stick around here on the forum.

27. Posted by chrisavfc (Full Member 104 posts) 11y

I find digital better mainly becuase of the memory (cards)!

28. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

I certainly feel like I'm in the minority. I'm going to India next month and I'm taking my film camera (Nikon F-100). I'll have to deal with the hassels of not getting my film x-rayed, etc.. I used a Canon EOS D20 (8.2/MB) for work and I wasn't impressed with the exposures (especially when using FLASH), so for now, I sticking with film.

29. Posted by Kingwindle (Respected Member 301 posts) 11y

Quoting stephy

... But recently i ve bought a cheap analog camera too, because it is too dangerous to carry always and everywhere the digicam...

SO SO true, i have my digi for stuff i want to take it to where its not gonna get wet, or stolen (as far as i can tell), and on a night out, i am not afraid to loose this camera, even tho an annoyance, it cost me 25 quid, so not the end of the world.
Take both if you got room??

Tarik

30. Posted by Mikey B (Respected Member 181 posts) 11y

Quoting Travel100

I certainly feel like I'm in the minority. I'm going to India next month and I'm taking my film camera

Where are you heading to in India?

I'm planning on a visit this Christmas. Not sure exactly where yet. Looking at flights to Madras, sleeper train across country and exploring Kerrela region.

I guess I'll still be taking my film camera. I also always take a small compact camera with me. Useful as a backup if the main camera packs up, gets lost/stolen etc.