Why I shoot film…

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Well, not quite yet, though I have just purchased (I had too, as it was ridiculously, ludicrously some may even say criminally cheap) a Pentax ME Super SLR…yep, no D on there – manual all the way from 1979…and a black version to boot. But wait, there’s more…it came with the very highly regarded Pentax M 50mm f1.7! Reading up on the ME Super, it’s small, light, simple and has a large bright viewfinder, that apparently still puts most dSLR’s to shame.

Am I rejecting the glories of modern digital technology and the wonders of my K7 and NEX 5N…of course not – that would be just as ridiculously ludicrous as the aforementioned ME Super purchase price. Film is just another format – a different photographic experience. Digital, to paraphrase the old dude from Shawshank Redemption is in a big damn hurry, whereas film, makes you slow down to figure out what the heck you’re doing! And most importantly, it makes you think about the shot because there’s no delete button, and film ain’t cheap! And if things don’t work out between us, it makes a cool looking paperweight!

Read this article on why you should shoot with film…

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