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100% film 191 33.93%
75% film 25% digital 145 25.75%
50% film 50% digital 92 16.34%
25% film 75% digital 108 19.18%
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Old 04-23-2007   #1
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Question Film or digital

What is the percentage of the photos you take are film vs digital?
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Old 04-23-2007   #2
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Old 04-23-2007   #3
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digital rf only?
Poll is for all kinds of cameras.
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Old 04-23-2007   #5
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I would say R-D1 85%, *istD 5%, 10% film
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Old 04-23-2007   #6
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70% B+W film, 5% color film, 25% digital.
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Old 04-23-2007   #7
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Much of my "people" photography and almost all of my "just walking around" photography is with film (and mostly RF). Almost all of my wildlife and sport photography is with dSLR. Most of my "boringly functional" photography (product assembly and disassembly, photos of whiteboard notes etc.) is with a pocket digicam. Most of my landscape stuff (not that there's much of it) is with either film or digital SLR.

I guess I just grab the tool that's most convenient or most suitable for the task (depending on which seems more important at the time). I said 50:50 as that seems about right.

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I voted 100% digital.. A couple of months ago, I decided to forgo film entirely, and switch to the dSLR.

But something odd happened the other day. I dug up the Bessa-T from the attic and shot a roll of B&W just for sentimental reasons. And guess what? I really enjoyed the experience. So, although the ratio is still almost 100% digital, it's not entirely 100%, and probably will come down to 75% again..
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50/50 was a guess...but shouldnt be too far off...for personal use I shoot film all the time, for work I use digital whenever I need long lens, macro, difficult lighting, or fast turnaround...

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Colour is digital, so about 5% probably. The rest is film.

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Old 04-24-2007   #11
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... since two month 99% film with RF cameras and 1% boring stuff at the lab with a P&S (mostly macro photos for documentation). I sold all my digital cameras now (Nikon D1x and Epson R-D1s) and want to stay with film only for a while (BW and color slide).

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Half a year ago it was 50/50. Now, in the M8 era, 99/1 for digital....
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I am obbsesive, so I will shoot film 100% for awhile (Bessa R3M0 then I become focused on my Pany L1 100%. So I will go with 50-50.
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Old 04-24-2007   #14
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Overall I'd have to say 50/50. More recently it's 75% digital/25%film.
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Old 04-24-2007   #15
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It depends on shots taken or time spent holding camera.

If it's the first then 50/50, if not - 75/25 to film.
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Quote:
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I voted 100% digital.. A couple of months ago, I decided to forgo film entirely, and switch to the dSLR.

But something odd happened the other day. I dug up the Bessa-T from the attic and shot a roll of B&W just for sentimental reasons. And guess what? I really enjoyed the experience. So, although the ratio is still almost 100% digital, it's not entirely 100%, and probably will come down to 75% again..
I know what you mean. A few years ago I shot 100% digital. A few months ago I dug out my Leica M6TTL and really enjoyed it again. Now I'm trying to shoot B&W film and color digital.
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I have no option but to shoot 100% film as all my cameras are film - not a digital camera in sight
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Old 04-24-2007   #18
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101 % digital.

90% RD1
9% Nikon dSlr
1% RF BW film

But then immediately scan so that's 101%

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101 % digital.

90% RD1
9% Nikon dSlr
1% RF BW film

But then immediately scan so that's 101%

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Old 04-24-2007   #20
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I was 100% digital, now I am about 80% film 20% digital.
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Old 04-24-2007   #21
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I'm at about 60/40 now, shooting more film than digital, although I expect that to move increasingly towards digital going forward.

So I said 50/50.
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I only use the digital p/s for family stuff-birthday parties and the like. The rest is pretty evenly split between bw film, chrome, and C41.
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I take more shots with the little Canon P&S digital, but I keep alot more of my RF645 film shots.
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I bought a Pentax *istDL2 "for the wife", but I prefer film - and get more keepers with it.

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My preference is for B/W. The Didge gets used for color. My guess is that I'm presently shooting a 70/30 ratio of film versus digital. That's for personal use. At work, my work flow is 90 percent digital.
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i use digital to shoot my film cameras mostly.
love those product shots

but now with the grd i am starting to take digital a bit more seriously.
still learning how to use the grd.
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I voted 75/25 Digital over Film, but really it's more like 98% digital, 2% film. Mostly I have a lot of film cameras that I like, so there's always one with some film in it that I'll occasionally fire off just for the joy of using the camera. Or sometimes because I want to use B+W film.

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Quote:
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i use digital to shoot my film cameras mostly.
love those product shots

but now with the grd i am starting to take digital a bit more seriously.
still learning how to use the grd.
is GRD the Ricoh?
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If I didn't sell stuff that needed photos online I'd never use a digital point & wait to shoot. I use film for everything else.
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Hmm... I'm not sure. It could be 50/50, or it could be 25(film)/75(digital).
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Digital 100% for selling stuff on eBay.
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75 - 80% Digital. 20 - 25% film.

Digital for work. Requires fast turnaround and upload to news server. Papers are all going digital these days.

Film for hobby and simply to keep my hands on shooting film.
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50/50. I love both for different reasons, and often use them together. For anything that requires tweaking (like lighting with flash), I'll get everything worked out using the DSLR, and then pull out the 6x7 or 4x5. A DSLR is a killer light meter.

The DSLR is also great for social/party shots and concert photography. Plus, the film version of your DSLR usually costs less than a battery for your digital. I picked up a featherweight EOS Rebel Ti recently for $20. It's nice to shoot full-frame without having to pay for (or lug around) a 5D. Loaded with neg film, the Rebel Ti is also a one-shot HDR camera by digital standards. I went to Vegas recently and didn't even bother taking a digital camera -- only neg film can handle the signs without blowing out.

I love my Mamiya 7, but I love the luscious 6x7 negatives and transparencies even more. There's no portable digital camera that can come close. It's a monster.

For portraits and other more carefully-composed shots, you can't beat 4x5. I think of my Super Graphic as a $300, 100 megapixel camera. Or in other words, Super Graphic: US$3.00/MP. Rebel XTi: US$68.00/MP. Leica M8: US$465.53/MP...

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Gosh whata bloody (word of the day for me) stupid question (kidding)! FILM!!!
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For the sheer convenience of it, I shoot about 75% digital, about 75% of that with an ultracompact digi and the other 25% with a DSLR. I use film mainly for B&W and on the film side shoot about 40% with RF, 40% with SLR, and 20% with medium format.

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80% FILM from last summer to Christmas.... then the sweet wife bought me a Coolscan V and it's been 100% Film since.
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No intention of going digital... 100% satisfied with my Leica M6 and Tri-X or Neopan. I love the traditional darkroom process from start to finish and nothing will change that.
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