According a vast number of eminent photographers around the world, film triumphs over digital! How can this be? Some may ask. While digital does have several merits, such as fast viewing and general convenience—it also has numerous faults. Looking around the internet one finds a plethora of modern sites devoted to comparisons between film and digital that reveal exactly how film is the ‘superior’ medium for demanding professionals as well as amateurs.
A report on the SLR Lounge site at: http://www.slrlounge.com/film-still-better-digital/ states that, “Film is the king of natural light photography” because for one thing “film captures details in nature’s highlights” something that digital never can or will. Besides this, the “texture and character of film is to the eye vastly “more pleasing and natural than digital.”
6×7 Pentax film image, copyright Scott Lynn Riley ‘Along the Bosporus’ (above)
A post on the famous site WIRED seems to be in strong agreement. The report http://www.wired.com/2007/11/five-reasons-fi/, even states ‘Five Reasons Film Cameras are Sill Better than Digital.’ Here the main focus is on the equipment. WIRED states that film cameras, even old ones are superior to modern digital ones in many ways. Some of the reasons include the superiority of the viewfinders of film cameras. Another is the pleasing and lively presence of film grain compared to ugly digital noise.
Everyone at CAMERAFILMPHOTO adores analog film and darkroom products, and use film cameras as our mainstay. We invite you to post your comments on film and film equipment on this blog. Let us know what makes you passionate about film photography! Tell us ‘why’ film is the medium for you personally, rather than digital. We would love to hear your comments!