I started with the Rolleiflex, and then Leica and all sort of Leica lenses. Later in Life I bought Nikon F's and Olympus OM's, Leica M5. It was wonderful shooting analog, at this moment I am beginning to shoot digital again with my OM2n. We'll see!
Well, I'm glad that I was able to stir memories of the past....I had two Rolleis..one for colour and one for B&W.......moved to the Hasselblad with three backs, three lenses, stovepipe viewfinder + many other bits and pieces all in a beautiful leather briefcase carrier fitted for each part. Then came heart attacks, surgery (twice) rehab, couldn't carry the gear and sold it, that was years ago and I lost all interest in the hobby....until......digital......and you know the story as well as I. Those really were the good old days with the darkroom and the great enlargers where we did all the things that these digital filters do today. It was great watching your prints come alive in the glow of the red or amber light and the joy of the results.
Nice! I just picked up a C330 F with the 80/2.8 and the 55/4.5. I couldn't afford the Rollei 2.8, and I thought the interchangeable lenses could be useful. I did handle a Rollei in the photo shop, and it was a delight to hold and shoot. The C330 is MUCH heavier, but I can manage it just fine.
I know what you mean Shooter, I am not to young myself (33) and I remember the days without digital. But many young photographers shoot BOTH film and digital. Why comitt only to digital? (I know, it IS more easy, but why does everything has to be so easy and quick?)
I shoot 90% digital, but still would not miss those 10% film:smile:
The same way it is SO easy to listen to MP3 files instead of my vinyl LPs, I love my LPs...
LP's.... Hmmmm, analog sound, the real thing.
Last cartridge I bought was $125.00 USD.
I have some original Muddy Waters on old 78's...
That's the bluez!
Film for me is done. My M's sleep silently awaiting the call that will never come.
For me digital isn't about easy. It's about controll. I have much more that ever with film.
Maybe some day but I don't see it.
I admire and respect the young film shooters.
It's great to learn the roots.
I had a complete outfit with the C330f including a C220 backup, all of the lenses (55,65,80,105,135,180 and 250), pistol grips, prism viewfinder, etc.
I especially love it with flash photography since you never lost sight of the subject. I often caught a blink and some other problem since it burned the picture on the retina. I saved a few wedding pictures thanks to that capability.