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Do people still use 35mm cameras?

I have a Konica FC-1 and I do not know much about "film".  I do not even know if it works because the batteries are dead.  Any info would be great.

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noahh4 years ago
Many people prefer film to digital when it comes to cameras. Shooting with film requires knowledge of camera mechanics, light, f-stops, and other complex things. That said, anyone can go out with a simple film camera and shoot some nice photos. If you're close to a photo center, see if they have photography lessons available. I took one where they show you how to use your camera and how to develop and print photos. Of course, you could just take it to a photo store and have them print it. One of the main problems (in my opinion) with film photography is that a roll of film costs about five dollars, so every shot you take is money , as opposed to digital where you can take as many pictures as you memory card can hold and delete what you don't want. As for the camera, I did a bit of research and it turns out nothing in the camera works without batteries, so you need to get four SR44 silver or LR44 alkaline cells. Take your camera to a good photo store (not Bartell Drugs or a similar place) and they will help you get the batteries and film you need. I hope you get into film photography, it's a very fun and rewarding activity.
onrust (author) 4 years ago
I actually took pictures in High School with this camera. I am now digitally spoiled because it is FREE. Thanks for the answer.
rickharris4 years ago
Yes I still use film occasionally - I have an Olympus OM10 many years old now.

I also develop and print my own pictures. For large size you can't beat it.

orksecurity4 years ago
Yes, many people still prefer real film.