I know I keep on rambling on about cameras every now and then, and it's about time for me to just shut up and get a damn DSLR already. I have the urge to post, though, so I figured that I'd share something that's been on my mind...
Colin's comment that film, and traditional SLRs have more to offer in terms of 'teaching' photography has made me seriously think about purchasing a 35mm SLR in the future.
A.net is steadily becoming a scene dominated by digital output, and I would really like to contribute to keeping slides and prints alive around here. Joe Pries' AuctionTransportation
is one of the things making me eager to start a slide collection as well.
Going digital first
seems to be a practical, although not 'traditional' move. It's ideal because it allows the photographer to get comfortable with shotting with an SLR body, and become familiar with the whole thing. Perhaps add an ELAN 7/7N/7NE for around US$300 in the summer of 2005 or 2006 (if I start flying lessons next year)--hopefully, glass wouldn't be an issue when the time rolls around.
Also, the cost of paying for 'practice' rolls of film or slides would be minimized, as, once again, the 'feel' for photography would already be there.
Maybe cut the cost this time around, spend $300--not $1,500--for a film camera and get a DSLR in a year or two when the price of a 10D would be considerably less? Then I can convincingly use the "SLR+Film=DSLR" technique.
Logical? Or am I just too eager and on the verge of insanity?