A recent post by Jorgen Udvang got me to thinking about the reasons why I am still shooting (now and then) with a variety of 35mm film cameras. Kinda wondering how many others are still shooting 35mm film, given 1) the advances in DLSR image quality and 2) the drop in prices for medium format film cameras and lenses over the past several years.
How many of you are still shooting 35mm film? What cameras and why?
Guess I'd better get things started. Nikon F3HP (because I already had a collection of Nikkor lenses), Canon EOS 1V (because I had a collection of EOS lenses for my DSLRs) and Leica R8, because I always wanted a Leica, didn't care much for rangefinders and the price of Leica gear was finally affordable.
Ok, so that answers what I using. Now for the question of why? Hmmm....I don't have any good reasons, other than the fact that I just enjoy using this gear. As far as I'm concerned, 35mm film generally sucks and I'd much rather be looking at and scanning the 6x7, 6x6 or even 6x4.5 negs/transparencies from my medium format cameras.
How about you? Other than the fun of using these cameras and perhaps the joy of manual focusing (a definite plus for me), why bother?