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07/20/2013 08:55:37 PM · #1
I was looking at an older camera I had and Dallas says "what is this?" Asking about opening the back. I showed him how it opened and he said "what goes here?" I told him, "film".
His response: "Film? What's film?" (In that ascending tone of curiosity).

Awwww... Film. I remember those days. He'll never understand the excitement and anticipation of waiting to get your film developed. Lol

He said "it's a good thing they made these new cameras, huh mom?"

Adorable. :)

Just wanted to share. I thought it was cute.
07/20/2013 08:57:23 PM · #2
So it is, so it is...
07/20/2013 09:04:53 PM · #3
I doubt I would have stuck with photography had they not :-)
07/20/2013 09:18:45 PM · #4
You should have told him that it was something that you use along with record players. :)
07/20/2013 10:54:38 PM · #5
Originally posted by Denielle:

He'll never understand the excitement and anticipation of waiting to get your film developed. Lol


Huh? Why not? Film is alive and well. And I experience that anticipation almost every day.

Send him over to play!
07/20/2013 11:00:41 PM · #6
Got plenty of film, in various sizes here..,
07/21/2013 10:56:56 AM · #7
long live digital
07/21/2013 12:05:48 PM · #8
Originally posted by Tiny:

long live digital

You really think your backup CDs will last as long as a glass negative? Every time I hold up one of those discs I can't see any pictures!
07/21/2013 02:06:23 PM · #9
How I miss my darkroom :(
07/21/2013 02:17:05 PM · #10
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by Tiny:

long live digital

You really think your backup CDs will last as long as a glass negative? Every time I hold up one of those discs I can't see any pictures!

They may not, but I'm sure the hard drive, backup hard drive, and online backup service are a better option than a negative.

As long as you maintain the redundancy by replacing any of the three in a timely manner.
07/21/2013 02:26:42 PM · #11
Film and plates deteriorate. Digital images are intangible. Each medium has its place, and one doesn't replace the other. They can coexist.
07/21/2013 03:09:13 PM · #12
Originally posted by George:

As long as you maintain the redundancy by replacing any of the three in a timely manner.

And there's the rub -- it requires constant updating of media and formats, and the time and labor to transfer data, and none of it works without electricity.

I heard a report about some place where major movies are archived (salt dome in Kansas or something), and the estimated cost to maintain a feature movie. For traditional film, they estimated about $16,000/year (climate control, security, etc.), while for digital they were figuring it would eventually run more like $160,000/year when you figured in hardware and software upgrades, labor, etc.

Originally posted by bvy:

Film and plates deteriorate. Digital images are intangible. Each medium has its place, and one doesn't replace the other. They can coexist.

I try to print "important" images onto real "photo paper" so I can see them without a device. I hope both digital and (semi-)analog processes/formats continue to coexist as long as possible

Message edited by author 2013-07-21 15:09:59.
07/21/2013 03:37:02 PM · #13
My hard drive, my backup hard drive, my replacement hard drive, and....

I can no longer read my MFM hard drives, my RLL hard drives, and IDE is an endangered species. If you don't grab one of the few remaining USB to IDE interfaces, no such luck.

My first digital camera recorded on 3.5" floppies. Tough to find a drive these days. My first Mavica was purchased 14 years ago. My grand children have no way to view the image, unless they can find a floppy drive. My great grandfather's image is on a glass plate negative. Still an easily processed image.
07/21/2013 06:17:03 PM · #14
I have a feeling that this thread needs a bump!
07/21/2013 06:28:49 PM · #15
Originally posted by Mephisto:

I have a feeling that this thread needs a bump!

Well, it's good to see you!

Indeed it does need a bump -- maybe even a side challenge. I've been making color prints lately from my 35mm negatives, and I can't seem to stop. And my Yashica Mat 124G just arrived in the mail yesterday. I'm giddy.

By the way, I saw your Family Remix series on Flickr -- quite amazing.

(Link!)
07/21/2013 08:18:12 PM · #16
Originally posted by bvy:

Originally posted by Mephisto:

I have a feeling that this thread needs a bump!

Well, it's good to see you!


I will post again some stuff via flickr in the film SC as soon as I get my 7 or so films developed from my recent stay in Arles, Marseilles, Paris, Antwerpen and now Den Bosch.

Keep up your great color prints, I'm envious! ;)
07/22/2013 04:54:07 AM · #17
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by Tiny:

long live digital

You really think your backup CDs will last as long as a glass negative? Every time I hold up one of those discs I can't see any pictures!


No, I have no back up CDs and nothing lasts forever nor would I want it to.

They are captured moments and like the moment they will be gone.
07/22/2013 09:49:43 AM · #18
Originally posted by bvy:

Originally posted by Mephisto:

I have a feeling that this thread needs a bump!

Well, it's good to see you!



Indeed. Good to see you back after all this time.
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