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1. Posted by italy_07 (Budding Member 22 posts) 9y

Ok, I'm traveling to Italy and want to know weather or not it's better to take my digital camera or my old Canon AE-1? I'll be on tours with my school (Unfortunately) so I won't have a lot of time to stop and take really good pictures. What do you think?

2. Posted by yyztrvlr (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

I upgraded to digital two yrs ago and I will never go back. I purchased a Nikon and I can do everything with it that I could with my Pentax film camera. The only issue I've had with digital is I lost 90% of my photos on my CF card in Japan. Now I burn my CF Card to disc as soon as it's full. Go digital.

3. Posted by S_Deisler (Respected Member 266 posts) 9y

I still think it's nice to try and take a pictures with a film camera instead of taking the same picture 5 times with a digital one. However, I use both types. I was in Prague last january and brought both, a little digital and a SLR Reflex.

4. Posted by aprilsgal (Full Member 161 posts) 9y

ok - i am guessing ur digital camera is not an SLR..

I would go for the Digital - u can take moe pics, without worrying about film - easy to upload, u know how ur pic is going to look like most of the times...

I still think it's nice to try and take a pictures with a film camera instead of taking the same picture 5 times with a digital one. However, I use both types. I was in Prague last january and brought both, a little digital and a SLR Reflex

I dont know about that - sometimes i think up of a nice pic - and when u develop it's actually come out sad because of a setting flaw...

i'd rather take those 5 pics to know i got a goodone than feel dissappointed later i guess :)

5. Posted by hawaiinate (Budding Member 33 posts) 9y

don't get me wrong I love film but for the sake of simplicty and the fact you said you're gonna be with your school grouo and probabky going through places quickly I'd say opt for the digital, also a high capacity memory card with a fast write speed, personally I use a canon 30D

6. Posted by fuzzypuppy (Budding Member 62 posts) 9y

My dad used to be a professional photographer (way before he got married). He used to drag his clunky SLR with him on all family vacations. The digital tipping point for him was when he realized he could get 1300 pictures per card with a digital camera vs the 25-36 pictures per roll with film and 1300 pictures in film is prohibitively expensive.

Of course, if you are a selling your pictures, many magazines still require good old film. That's changing though, Reuters and the AP take digitals.

7. Posted by Natureday (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

Take both, sometimes you need your 35 ml for those wonderful sunset shots that you know you are going to blow up after your vacation. BUt then you will need a digital to take 100 pictures on.
ANna:)

8. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 9y

Bring the digital. Judging by a majority of the posts not only on this site but on other sites, digital cameras are a popular choice. I bet, if you were to make a list of top 10 things tourists/travelers bring with them on a trip, a DIGITAL camera would probably be right near the top ;)

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10. Posted by Makini (Respected Member 80 posts) 9y

If you're taking SLR cameras, bring both a digital house and an analogue house. Digital is easier to use, and less expensive - but compromizes quality and demands soooo much more battery to work. If you travel a lot through places where you can't charge you're batteries and you take much pictures - film is the only option.

And most of all - film gives much more "feeling" to your photography.