For all the years of shooting planes, I have always used print film because of their cheapness and flexibility.
Sometimes I would use slide film to see the difference in quality.
Today happened to be one of the darkest pissiest days of my life.
I just got back a completely destroyed roll of film.
What was worse was that this time, it was a roll of Kodachrome 64.
The entire film came out as a long strip of transparent material. Absolutely NOTHING is evident on the film as everything was burned away.
Cause: some Carless F*** put it through an E6 machine when it was supposed to be done in a Kodachrome machine.
I have had previous experiences when i had entire rolls or parts of a roll obliterated due to human ignorance but not anything ANYTHING like this.
I have been quiet and patient for way too long as these guys continously makes these errors.
Majority of my roll were side on taxi shots from 28-60mm. All were shot rampside as I was fortunate enough to get onto the ramp on this day..
Now it is all a waste.
With conventional types of film being more costly + the developing, plus the extreme risks associated with some people who handle these, I have now realized that digital is the only way for me to go to avoid these nightmares.
With thousands of works I see from you guys everyday, the Pros of it outdo the cons big time. I'm convinced. Digital seems to be a hell of a much safer medium. Now on, I TOO AM GOING DIGITAL.
My plans are to save up enough to buy a high end (C740UZ,COolpix5700,F717) or maybe a Super High end DSLR (D100 or 10D)and definetly shoot way less conventional neg/slide film. Like 1 or 2 rolls a month. I believe that digital has a good chance of saving me hundreds and hundreds of dollars.
A Very Pissed off Bo
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