Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Game Changer

The photo above was taken with a Nikonos 35mm film camera.
A lot of people get excited about film.
But not me.
It costs money and time waiting to see if you got the shot. And the camera above is manual focusing, manual film wind on.
Film does have it's time and places, depending on the light, the emulsion (affordable digital still can't replicate infra red mono film for my money) and the intended final use. 
I still use four film cameras including a 1936 6x6 and a 1980s Nikonos with two different lenses to shoot out in the water with. However, I mainly shoot water surf using a bulky DSLR in a robust professional housing.

But today, one can now buy a digital version of the legendary underwater Nikonos, complete with interchangeable lenses, small size, large resolution and 10+ frames per second. It's a game changer.

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