What’s your camera preference? Are you for film or digital?
I recently sold my old Canon SLR camera because quite frankly I hadn’t used it for years. My camera of choice has instead been a wonderful point-and-click digital camera (Panasonic Lumix) – a camera which has served me well for several years. It’s still great, but I do find myself sometimes craving the greater flexibility and more advanced features that can only be found in a more powerful camera … Seeing that I don’t want anything too big, too heavy, or too complex, I’m currently debating between the Panasonic Lumix GF2 or just upgrading my current digital camera to the latest model (DMC-TZ10).
Hmmm … decisions, decisions … what’s your digital camera recommendation? … Any advice would be most welcome.
In saying that, perhaps digital cameras aren’t really your thing at all. I know I prefer having the option of both film and digital, because they each offer different benefits and produce vastly different images.
Some time ago I bought a ‘Golden Half’ camera so I could play around with film once more (I haven’t had much chance to use it yet). Apart from being super cute, it’s a great little camera – taking standard 35mm film but with the ability to double the number of pictures on each roll (each frame becomes two vertical photos – so 24 exposures can become 48 photos). It’s the camera on the right in the picture above.
More recently I added to my film camera collection with a ‘Kumo San’ Wide Angle Lens Camera. Aside from being another compact camera model which takes standard 35mm film, it also features a 22mm wide angle lens – something which allows it to produce some really fantastic shots. Without even meaning to I went for this in a shade of blue too … while the camera comes in lots of different colours and designs, I just couldn’t resist that adorable little cloud motif.
I’m really looking forward to sharing some images that I capture with these two blue beauties … Do you like a mix of both film and digital too?