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  • When i want to take a family picture or something spontaneous i use a digital camera but when I'm seeking for a more professional or artistic look i use a film camera.
  • I have both and use the film camera more , because my digital is messed up and I also have a camcorder that I use + 5
  • I use both. I like my digital because pictures are loaded fast on to my computer. But good ole film is fun when you know what you are doing such as for my photography class the one year.
  • I use digital , just seems easier to deal with.
  • if i'm shooting non-sense then i use my digital, some color i also do with digital. for black and white i use film because i love love love silver prints!
  • digital all the way! i still have rolls of film i haven't developed. i kept taking pix, but not developing them & eventually, i just quit taking them - until i finally broke down and got a digital camera. :)
  • Digital. I used to use a film camera until I won a digital one last year and I will never go back again. I love them.
  • I have both but find that I primarily use digital. Film is better quality and has something like 'soul' to it that digital doesn't. But digital is fast, spontaneous, more easily modified on my computer, cheaper since I can keep only the shots I like, and I know immediately if I like the picture or not. I also tend to use my pictures as reference material for art work and digital just fits the need so much better.
  • I ue digital. I like the instant gratification and the ability to paste into my documents, newsletters, and web sites.
  • I have both a film SLT and a digital SLR. I use the digital one nearly all the time. Why? Despite the fact that I get identical results with both, I prefer to have more than 36 shots in a row, I prefer the speed with which I can see the image, I get rid of the need to scan prints in, I cut down on the cost of developing (i.e. I develop what I want to see only), I get instant feedback, I can experiment more, etc. I can't see me going back to film only.
  • I have a film camera, a DSLR, and 2 point-and-shoot digicams. I hope to get a film body to compliment my DSLR, but I'm more focused (no pun intended) on buying more lenses at this point. I prefer digital to film for most of my shots because you can easily change ISO/don't have to worry about 10 different rolls of film, store thousands of shots per card, have easy digital manipulation later (especially when shooting in RAW), can take 3 FPS in JPG until my card is filled, can instantly see if the shot I took is suitable, etc. If I were taking IMPORTANT (i.e. wedding, birth of child, planned print) photos, I'd want to use film for archival purposes (negatives) as well as a cleaner "blow up" into a large print. I shelled out for a DSLR so that I could save money and time on development. I didn't get a digital camera until I was already out of highschool and it was worth every cent at that point (it was the price of a low-range DSLR now). I didn't want to waste shots when I was in school because it was $7 each time I wanted one-hour development (I didn't have the space for a darkroom).
  • I shoot film exclusively. I think that it's much more beautiful, and makes me work for each picture that I take instead of simply pointing my camera at pretty stuff and taking hundreds of pictures in the hope of getting a good one, or being able to see immediately that I messed a picture up and I need to retake it. When I mess up with film - I know it, without a preview, because I know what I am doing. (so I don't really mess up much anymore, the more practice I get the better I get)
  • I just bought a digital camera...Now if I could only figure out how it all works!!!!!
  • I use both, DSLR and SLR-- They each serve different purposes.
  • I have both but since getting the digital, I rarely use the film camera. Why? Instantly knowing if I got the shot for starters, being able to download directly to my computer and saving to disc with the ability to print only those I want printed also figure into the equation. Those few camera snobs who think digital is for dummies are spending a ton on money on printing photos that will be put in a box and never looked at again for the sake of getting that one awesome shot. Frankly I don't miss having to wait (even at the one-hour place!) to see my photos. Of course, I also have the ability to just switch quickly to video if the need arises, something you cannot do with a traditional film camera.
  • I love film. I love the sound of the shutter, and the quality of prints you get from them. I also love instant gratification, though, so I think digital has its place. Especially when taking amture pictures of wiggly kids!
  • I use a film camera. I get disposable one use cameras because I don't take enough pictures to make it worthwhile to do otherwise.
  • I use a digital camera. I like it because of ease-of-use only. However, I plan to get started seriously on a film SLR. I always wanted to explore the capabilities of different films and the good old methods of printing and development. I intend to shoot color and b&w with film... Ronnie ---
  • Digital so I can take as many pictures as possible!
  • I use a digital camera so I can see right away if I need to retake a picture.
  • Digi. The list of advantages is just too long. But there are some things I miss about film. 1. The all mechanical camera. I used to have a Nikkormat. Loved it. 2. If I want improved grain (higher resolution) I need to buy an entirely new camera an not just that latest role of Fiji film.
  • I have used a film camera for many years, had a terrific camera, lots of lenses and filters. And then it needed to be repaired and was never the same. So we decided to move up to digital and bought what was a good one at the time, not top of the line, SLR kind but very good. It's still a very good camera though I wish I could changes lens or do more with it like I used to. It is good sized so I feel like I've got something in my hand. But it's so nice to be able to take oodles of photographs and choose which ones I actually NEED printed out. I enjoy seeing them just on the monitor or on the TV.
  • I use a point&shoot digital camera (Sony DSC-S700) almost everytime, but I use a film camera (Pentax ME) once in a while
  • I have this old bulky Polaroid camera I still use for instant pictures.
  • Digital for most, now. I use it because I can download and crop the pictures easier (and free). I like film for more "artsy" pix... for no apparent reason.
  • I currently use a digital camera that my best friend gave me for my birthday last year. I like them because you don't have to bother with film and developing, you have your pictures instantly, and you can edit the images yourself. However, they require a computer and special software to do this.
  • Digital. Can take better quality pictures. =D No developing..and can have tons of pictures on them. FUn stuff. ~+~
  • Digital....so i can erase the bad ones.
  • I switched to digital a couple years ago.. I like digital beter because i would always forget to get my film developed and then lose track of it and find my film years later after it had gone bad.. another thing i like is the ability to erase the pictures i don't like and the ability to put it directly onto my computer.. developing and scanning is such a time consuming process so cutting out the middle men really appealed to me..
  • Digital, because it is 100% more convenient...and the one I have at the office is just great. A Sony Mavica FD-91 that works with floppy disks. It has a 14X zoom that takes excellent pictures.
  • I still have my Minolta 700si but haven't shot a roll of film in a couple of years. I do think that the digital cameras are at the same sensitivity of film. Even with a less than top of the line camera, there are plenty of photo editing programs which can help enhance the print. I know the photo purists will say this is cheating. I would ask them how is that different than doing editing work in a dark room. On my three deployments to the middle east, I've shot over 300 rolls of film. It's cost prohibitive now that I'm married and digital cameras allow you do delete images that shouldn't see the light of day.
  • I use my cell phone out of convenience. I have always wanted to learn how to use those fancy film cameras though.
  • I never had a film camera, but since there are digital cameras and it is so easy to use them, I have one and make the occasional photo.
  • I have a digital that sits in a drawer in my desk. Whenever we go somewhere I never want to have to worry about it, so I leave it in the drawer and buy those cheap disposable ones.
  • Digital. It what I managed to get and wanted for whatever reson. (I don't remember) Also because no need to devope it, you can proablly take more pictures, and because you can do more with techno. then with cemicals.
  • Digital, its easier to deal with and takes pictures that look just as good if not better.
  • I still use film cameras, but I plan on buying digital when the price of 10 MP cameras comes down more.
  • Digital, easier for me to use. My 6mp shots ain't much, but some are selling. What I CAN'T DO is go out and spend 1800 bucks for the new 12mp's. Nikon is only in my dreams.
  • I use both. Digital for everyday things and my Holga manual camera for when I'm feeling artisic and organic.
  • I still use a throw away camera. I have a digital, but find it harder to use (probably cuz its cheap) but I also don't like the way they come out...Have to get a good digital.
  • digital d50
  • film... if i had one because it is analog and almost infinite pixels... digital because it is cheap and might not capture your soul(according to some)... you decide
  • Film doesn't have infinite pixels. And getting the most out of film depends on conditions, camera stability, and lens, as well as the film. Under best conditions 35mm film has about 14 megapixels. With a consumer hand held that can be as low as 3 or 4. Also, even if you shoot those 14mpx shots, what you end up with depends on the development process and film scanner. The biggest advantage to film is the color quality and detail in shadow. The make a difference beyond the theoretical though, even most professionals rely on film only in studio settings. So, unless you are a professional shooter with a studio there really is no practical advantage to fil over and egual quality digital kit.
  • Digital, you don't need to replace the film or get it developed, you can go back and see the pictures you've taken, and it has more functions and options.
  • Digital. I have a canon 20d. I think I would enjoy using a film camera more, but it would be too expensive. I like to be able to edit my photos instantly and cleanly. My biggest gripe is the dust accumulation on the cmos. But then again, it's part of having a dslr and we have to be adults and live with it.
  • I don't have Flim Camera because,our is camera broken.
  • Digital, because I don't have to print out photos unless I want to, I can see them instantly, and I can store a bazillion of them on the phone. Only thing that sucks is it's horrible at capturing movement.
  • I use both,,sometimes
  • i like flim better... it forces me to develop the pictures.. if i used digital i would keep them in my camera forever...
  • Digital, i get fingerprints and smudge all over negatives so i stick with digital.
  • I hate to admit that digital looks better, but it definitely does. There's just something pure about 35mm. It just feels right.
  • I have a Canon EOS 20D - expensive, but in my opinion DEFINITELY worth it! I have the luxury of taking whatever photos I feel like, and if I don't like them once I get them on the computer, I just delete them. I don't have to worry about taking time to have negatives developed, and with the large amount of photo editing software out there, you can do just about anything with the photos. I highly recommend Adobe, but it's fatware (large amounts of memory/disk space required), and it's pretty complicated, but definitely worth learning!
  • I still use my film camera. Why should I pay over $500 for a camera of equal quality when I already own a good camera.
  • Digital, mainly just because you can directly upload it onto a computer after you shoot a movie or take a picture.
  • I use a digital because of the instant return, post processing capability, ease of sharing, vast storage and I know how to use one.
  • I use digital, mostly because I can upload pictures directly, but I think that film takes better pictures
  • it's all about that digital 1 baby!!!!!! film cameras are cheap and stupid....2 me anywayz!
  • A Kodak Digital camera because pictures are instant and crisp.
  • Digital. But the Eye-Fi card is the key!
  • ... just the cheap digital that is built into my cell phone ... I had a very nice digital camera, but I lent it to a friend for their summer vacation and it accidently fell overboard and was lost at sea ... they will be giving me an even better one for Christmas, but until then, all I have is my sell phone.
  • Digital, hands down. The quality is now equal to film yet the cost is far less. There's no reason to take dozens of photos of the same subject. Just be more careful of the photos that you do take. The real advantage is versitility. If you care to upload your photos to a computer there are wonderful photo manipulation programs where you can do wonders in impoving the finished print or digital version of the photo.
  • Digital..My daughter and I recently,drove through Gettysburg Military Park where she shot 258 photos.In the process she depleted 2 sets of lithium batteries,came home and downloaded everything into the computer,where she can adjust,crop,etc,her shots then print the ones she wants. It is so much cheaper and efficent than w/my old Nikon 35mm and Kodachrome....
  • I use a digital camera. A Nikon D60, to be exact. I like digital because you can hold a lot of photos on a memory card. That's probably the only reason why I do digital.
  • I recently purchased a Nikon Digital SLR, having learned to use an Olympus SLR at age 10. With my used regular Nikon SLR, I can interchange some lenses. I'm interested more in wide-angle lenses since I don't shoot sports. Also I can load the regular camera with black-and-white film, infrared, etc. for the effect I choose. I don't like auto-focus; it's not foolproof, nor are built-in light meters on digital or regular cameras. If you use the right speed film & bracket your photos (I prefer to manually control all settings), you should not have trouble with shooting bad photos. Using a regular camera forces you to learn how to shoot good pics. I prefer the regular camera for available light photography. I have a Holga & various funny cameras for their trippy, artsy, funny effects. I would like a Polaroid-type camera to manipulate the images immediately. I plan to get a Hasselblad for the larger format squarish negatives, and perhaps an even larger camera at some time. The detail & contrast is amazing printing from a large negative. Think of Ansel Adams! Film processing, developing, printing has a Zen to it that I enjoy & the computer doesn't provide. A cell is great for quickly noting something funny or useful. And I use a disposable waterproof at the shore or swiiming holes!
  • Digital. I'd never got into shooting photos during film days. I believe the invention of a digital camera made photography more accessible for nonprofessionals. It's so much cheaper, and you can check your photos on the spot.
  • Right now digital. Before 2005 I prefered film. Digital pictures are ready immediately, something Polaroid promised and delivered. I could e-mail digital pictures, and share them via the internet. I could not do this as easily with film. The image quality of film is superior, but digital is catching up. I can also transfer digital pictures to VHS tape.
  • used film until it broke, now i'm digital but i used film because i used black and white film and developed it in a black room and it was just fun and something to be more proud of, you just have more control over it that way.
  • ALWAYS digital. It's the greatest invention since sliced bread! So flexible and convenient, easy to use!
  • I use digital most of the time because it is easier to get the picture but if you want better quality you want film
  • digital quicker to use!
  • I surely use and will always be using a digital camera, for the convenience. It is so easy to point, click, view it again, delete, transfer and share the pics (and videos too) and then back up, edit and have fun with them. A traditional camera cannot compete with such a complete machine. Develop, use up material space to store the pics? What is this? To digitize them too, you need to have a scanner.
  • Hi All I shoot almost exclusively digital now. I've worn out several film cameras, and find that I like the convince and low cost of shooting with a digital. As far as "wanton" shooting goes, one of the things I like about my Nikon D200 is its' ability to take 5 shots a second. For some action, and even candid shooting, this can give you that "one that got away" shot. Doing this with film was always out of my price range. Catching the kid in mid air, the cat in mid pounce - GREAT! Happy shooting.
  • i use my phone camera so i think it is a digital camera! http://www.earn-cool-stuff.blogspot.com
  • camera its best to use it so i take you aweay in heven
  • I USE A FILM CAMERA BECAUSE MY PARENTS WONT BUY ME a digital camera but i prefer digital
  • Quit killing the planet. Digital. What do you waste with a poor digital pic. time What do you waste with film material chemicals, paper , plastic (packaging) Gas to drive to get them, or have them shipped. Money. time. the planet. One person really does matter. Cause your not the only one using a camera and its easy to get caught up in being full of your self trying to prove your skills with a camera by killing the planet. Things like that can trend. Then it becomes industry standard to define ones self by being wasteful. Good things can trend too. Which is why what you do, really does matter.
  • I have both .

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