Do they still make cameras that use real film?
July 10, 2007 3:59am CST
It seems that evey advertisement that I see on cameras these days are ones that are selling digital cameras. So are they still making the ordinary cameras? What about cine cameras?As one can see, along with digital still shot cameras they have digital movie cameras as well. Will the time arrive when the old type of still and movie camera be non existant?
12 Jul 07
I guess the film cameras would soon get extinct. I am glad that I still have my old film camera with me. I love it very much. I don't know much about movie cameras. I have heard that professional cinematographers prefer the old style cams to the digital ones.
13 Jul 07
Thank you very much for the Best Response marking. I could sense from your words how much emotional attachment you have for the camera. I did not have a camera when I was a child, but when I was 17, my mother gave me some money to buy a a gift I liked. What I bought was a panasonic autofocus camera, which was good enough for me, as a beginner. I loved the camera very much, and I still keep in safe in my wardrobe. I can buy films from our local store, and I use this occasionally, even though we have a digital movie cam which also takes still pictures.
• South Africa
13 Jul 07
Thanks for your response!! I am glad to hear that you still have your film camera.During the 1980s the Kodak company brought out a new instant camera.You bought a pack of film which was in a cartridge containing 10 exposures,inserted it into the camera,took your shot,and in a few seconds the film came out and developed before your eyes.This was great!My Mother gave me one of these cameras as a Christmas present. To say the least, I was almost always with my "magical camera"And then,Polaroid, who invented the 'instant film' system took Kodak to court for using their invention and ofcourse without their permission.Polaroid won the case and all those wonderful cameras were withdrawn.Kodak placed notices in the newspapers offering all owners of these cameras an exchange of an ordinary film camera for their instant photo ones.I declined this offer only because mine had immense sentimental value,and only because my Mom had bought it for me.To this day the camera, still in it's box,lies at the bottom of my wardrobe,looking as new as the day it was purchased.I guess I will leave before it does.lol.
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• United States
10 Jul 07
I know that a lot of companies have eliminated their film camera production divisions. However, you can still find great film cameras (especially SLRs) from Nikon and Canon (I reccomend their Rebel series - a great camera). Also, if you want to go back to basic photography, there is a huge market for resale of cameras like Pentax AE-1000s etc. where you choose the shutter speed and apeture settings are completely manual.