Cameras: Digital or Flim?

@craftwave (1339)
United States
November 16, 2006 3:55pm CST
Which do you prefer using? Do you think you can get as good of results with digital as you do with 35mm or reg. film? I haven't worked much with 35mm. But I definately like digital over film.
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@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
17 Nov 06
I have used both mediums and perfer digital. Many people will compair photos taken by simple digital cameras with those taken with film using expensive pro cameras. It is like compairing the ride and comfort in a small compact car with a large limo. Many of the pro will agree that high end digital does compair favorable to film. I have used better (not top of the Line) digital cameras and have gotten very good pictures. The average person could not pick out the difference between the same view taken with film or digital. I like digital because you can take many pictures and not have the expense of film and processing to see which ones you want to keep. I take sports action shots and I will take 75 to 100 or more pictures per game to get 8 to 10 to sell the the paper. If I were using film that would be $30 to $50 to get those picutres. I figure that I have paid for my digital camera with in a couple of months in my savings in film and processing. Digital photos can be shared much faster and easier with digital.
@craftwave (1339)
• United States
17 Nov 06
I like your anology. Yes I figured that I would get the best digital that I could and for my purposes it serves great. I have gotten some wonder pics that I want to make into puzzles. some people don't realize that you need a good printer as well to get good pics.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
17 Nov 06
I find it easier and cheeper to order prints on line is I want to share with friends. I sent shots of our vacation this summer to my brothers and sisters adn spent less that $15 for about 40-50 photos including some 5x7 and postage. I sell photos at sporting events and figured that it costs me almost $2.00 per 8x11 page to print on my printer (Excellent HP Photo Printer) for the ink and paper. I use only brand name preamium paper and HP ink. I tried some on line "just as good as" and was not happy with the results.
@craftwave (1339)
• United States
17 Nov 06
I usually just make a disc and give to friends and family. Unless they specifically ask me to print one out for them. Yes, I too used one of the just "as good as" types and was not pleased. I use a HP deskjet printer. If you're interested take a peek at my profile I just got done posting a few pictures. all taken digitaly. I wish the sight did them more justice but you get an idea. I have som many pics taken from my travels that it is hard to choose which ones to post not to mention sorting thru them all. Will be posting more later.
@shooie (4989)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I have a digital camera 5.1 pixel and I love it but I am getting an itch for a 35mm that uses film. Some of the digi cams are awesome and take awesome pictures. I just get a lil old fashion sometimes and want film...lol
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• China
7 Jan 07
I use digital now.DC is so convenient for me ! But some one said film is still advantage for the professional phone.
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@craftwave (1339)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Well I just bought a 10 mega pixel camera digital and the difference between digital and 35 mm is getting harder to tell apart.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
3 Jan 07
I have a 35 mm but I wish I had a digitl camera.
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@craftwave (1339)
• United States
3 Jan 07
I had a 35mm once awhile ago. I could never seem to get the exposure right. Of cource that was before they came out with the multipurpose film that you could use indoors or out.
@FraYFaN09 (1560)
• United States
27 Dec 06
I like Digital Cameras because if u don't like the picture then all u have to do is delete it! I also like that some digital cameras allow u to take movies with sound as well!
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@craftwave (1339)
• United States
27 Dec 06
Yes the digital cam corders that allow you to take stills or the digital cameras that allow you to take few minutes of video. It seems that most like the digital because you can view it right away and delete it if you don't like it. I'm in that group as well.
@shekruse (680)
• India
27 Dec 06
Digital Cameras are far better to use and are Feature rich than their older counterparts the Film Roll Cameras. Its quicker to transfer the photos from Cameras to the Computer for a print. I have a Sony Cybershot DSC P200 a 7.1Mp camera, and i love it..
@craftwave (1339)
• United States
27 Dec 06
I have a Kodak DX 3900. i have had it for awhile and am thinking about getting a newer one. I know the pixel count has gone way up since I bought this one.
@vikceo (1301)
• India
27 Dec 06
i prefer using a digital camera.. however films never give you blurred results but still in digital you cans see the results immediately and can take another. so digital is much much better in todays life.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
27 Dec 06
I wish I had a digital myself.
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@craftwave (1339)
• United States
27 Dec 06
I love my digital. it came with a computer package that we bought aobut 5 years ago. And I have taken many pics with it.
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
17 Nov 06
I have both and i prefer the digital over the film because if i don't like the picture i can delete it and i can print the digital pictures right in my own home. and same them to disk. film you cannot do that sadly..
@craftwave (1339)
• United States
17 Nov 06
Not only can you do all you stated above with digital but storing your pics are so much easier. I take lots and lots of pics. Storing 100 or more dics loaded with pics is so much spacing saving then boxes or books of pics.
@anurgupta (1891)
• India
17 Nov 06
right now i prefer digital over film because they r too handy to carry. But u can't get the same image quality with digital ones as i use to get with the film camera.
@craftwave (1339)
• United States
17 Nov 06
I agree that image quality is not as good. But they are definately getting better with making more pixels in your camera.
@RumDusk (299)
• United States
17 Nov 06
if you really need to know film is the best, you have all the control you want. form beginning to end, from the camer to the darkroom and i'm not talk about auto, you need to go stright manual. you control the lights the camer the f stop the hold 9. with digital you do get good pictures, but did you crated it.
@craftwave (1339)
• United States
17 Nov 06
True. Unfortunately some moments just don't wait for you to do everything necessary for a manuel pic. Not to mention that film and all that it entails is more costly. But undoubtly you do get great pics if you have the time to capture the moment or scene in the manner you discribed. I had a 35mm once but I wasn't very good at adjusting it to get the quality I wanted. I love my digital because I can take a lot of pics of one thing and really try different takes. i don't feel guilty for wasting film if a pic doesn't come out quite right.
@SK401001 (934)
• United States
27 Dec 06
I prefer digital, just because its mainly for personal use, and if you don't like something you can just erase it instead of waisting film.
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@munmun (808)
• India
17 Nov 06
I prefer to Use Digital camera.
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@ecs_over (85)
• Romania
17 Nov 06
digital cam ..
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• Philippines
17 Nov 06
i prefer digital than 35mm film..
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• India
17 Nov 06
a digital camera
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@raisushkr (1399)
• India
17 Nov 06
digital
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@ankit619 (247)
• India
17 Nov 06
film photos are better.
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@jopy1986 (159)
• Romania
17 Nov 06
digital camera because is easy to use
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• Pakistan
17 Nov 06
digital camera is the best
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