The Film/Digital Difference

The difference between the two is night and day to me, and I am assuming you also can see it. There’s a time for each, just like there’s a time for watercolor and oil paint. Just like there is a time for takeout food (takeaway for those readers across the pond) and a time to cook from scratch. Sometimes, I like to cook a slow meal, completely from scratch, not to be quick, but to make it slowly, with fresh ingredients one at a time.

The first group of film photographs was made with a Rolleiflex 2.8C with 80mm f2.8 at a friend’s Christmas Eve gathering, and the rest, the digital photographs, were made with a Nikon D610 and a 20mm f2.8 just after the sun went down.

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  1. I shot film this year to capture my family’s Christmas. This is usually a job for my digital cameras. But I had some T-Max P3200 here doing nothing and I figured that was plenty fast for indoor, handheld, available light. And then I realized… hey, I process my own film now, I can push process. So I also shot Ilford Delta 400 at EI 1600. I developed and scanned the Delta today and it looked good. I’ll do the T-Max tomorrow.

    Digital would still be easier, but less fun.


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