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Digital vs 35mm

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1. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

I have an old Nikon Nikkromat 35mm that I absolutely love. I used to take it everywhere, lugging around a camera bag the size of small luggage. Now, I have a Fugi FinePix 2600Z and a Sealife Reefmaster DC250. Though the digitals are much easier to travel with, I liked the versatility of the Nikon, just not it's cumbersome nature.

How many travelers still use a 35mm and how do you decide what goes with you vs what stays at home. If you use both, a comparison would be greatly appreciated.


2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

I have a really nice 35 mm at home collecting dust :( Didn't take it on one single trip last year which I am somewhat embarrassed to say. I have the same problem though, it's just so much luggage to carry and after getting a nice new digital last year, that's been along instead.

I daresay that if I head off on a trip by myself for a while and do it the backpacking way (like maybe the transsib later this year), it will go along again though.

Tough call, they both have some benefits!

3. Posted by georgep (Respected Member 201 posts) 11y

I make the choice often when i go for a trip.

Normaly i use my Digital SLR as my main camera but often i take my 35mm slr as a spare.

What to take is always the question. But on most of my trips it turns out that i am more then happy with my 17-40 and 28-135 mm and a 1.4 converter.

And all this go's in had luggage (35mm go's in luggage).

And YES this is more weight then airlines allow but i never even had one airline complain (or even weigh it)