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Curious

You just don’t stop suddenly. Suddenly, I stopped – taking slides, pictures with film. I transitioned over a period of about a year after receiving a Canon G3 digital camera from Lisa. The DSLR digital cameras were thousands of $, upwards of $5 to $10K! Too expensive! I was wealthy enough, sure. But….

And then, the Nikon D70 arrived just about, right about this time of day/month/year in 2004. It came as David’s graduation commenced. And, I never shot another slide afterwards, just like that! …I eventually threw away a lot of slide film from my freezer.

These were some of the last shots from my film camera. We lived in a nice house, apartment, in Manhattan. I was with Jules at one of her last track meets; she want over to rugby soon after. I was still documenting. I was curious as to the last shots I took with slide film.

I still have my film cameras. My lenses, too, are still functionally fit for my digital cameras. Nikon finally changed the F mount to the Z, but there is an adapter. While the rest of the world shoots iPhone, I happily shoot digital (camera). The cost of a digital image pro-rated over the cost of a 256gb memory card makes digital nearly free when compared to the cost and development of film! That works just fine for me.

2 responses

  1. lu

    love your old film photos! as someone who grew up with digital, i’ve shifted to film + love for the nostalgic. it’s a lot pricier, but i try to shoot film every now and then.

    May 20, 2022 at 11:52 am

  2. I am lazy and a victim of $. It is too easy to process a digital image and download it straight to my hard drive. Film is like a 33rpm record. I like the speed and the ease. 🙂

    May 20, 2022 at 5:07 pm

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