Does anyone still use 35MM film?

Does anyone still use 35mm film, or is it dead? I find shooting with film is enjoyable. I was out today photographing what insects i could find with my 35MM SLRs. I used both a Minolta MAXXUM SPxi and a Canon EOS Rebel G, both with 80MM lenses. Used 400 speed film. Coencidentaly, while looking through a local bookstore today, i found a copy of "pocket guide to 35MM photography" By kodak for 50 cents.

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Toga_Dan1 year ago

breaking bad did.

SusanS3081 year ago

Film is not dead. Lomography is worldwide and we're having fun with all of our film cameras and art films.

huffee2 years ago

I still shoot film, 35mm and 120. My Pentax MX is still by far my favourite camera. But I'm also partial to the odd homemade pinhole camera..

GaryC62 years ago

I am enjoying using my my Minolta XG-M recently Some of the new digital cameras can get some good pictures but none can get the fine grain film can without pictlating. few can get the bokeh that a film camera can. None allows you the adventure that developing it yourself can

NewAge-20143 years ago


I've been using 35mm camera (Praktica MTL-5) for decades and it travelled with me to the most distant mountains in rain and heat. The best photos in my life I took with it.

The greatest advantage:

1. I never worried about batteries when going to places without electricity.
2. It was much easier to operate - focus and diaphragm are manual, I get what I see. Now, with my Canon 350D I have to go throuogh on screen menues, settings, modes, etc. just to do a simple thing that would took me 1 sec. on my old Praktica MTL-5. I have the Canon 350D for 3 years, yet I still can't find out how to do nights shots, for example - it is so complicated!

I have a DSLR camera but what I really find interesting I usually shoot it with 35mm film, it is much better.

Also, I plan to make a large format camera what will also use film and not a digital back.
mstrfxit5 years ago
You see , it takes a TRUE skilled Photographer to shoot with film, but now days everyone who has a Phone thinks they are a photographer. But for those of us who can shoot film know it takes more than a cameta to make you a photographer...
Nyanman6 years ago
no, i don't really use 35mm.
I prefer 120 for occasional use, but my primary camera and film is 4x5 film in a speed graphic.
Cool beans. I used to shoot 35mm until I got my dSLR (wildlife, mainly) - but I'm getting back into 4x5 for landscapes. Just picked up a uniroller & processing drum set. Time to finish that box of Ilford HP5!
moesboy5 years ago
I use ilford 35mm film exclusively, Digital camera still cant do photos as good as film
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