Do you bring a film camera, of any kind ?

Film is not dead !!!!!!

I almost always bring some type of film camera, just for fun.  One cruise, I handed out several cameras to our friends(  same kind ), each with a different type of film.   It was fun seeing what each couple took pictures of.  

Sometimes I bring a tele zoom camera that crops for panoramic images.  Other times I have carried a camera that has 9 lenses, each fires simultaneously.  You end up with 9 slightly different views of the same thing.    Of course there are the readily available underwater single use cameras.

Im sure many of you only use your cell phone cameras, but if you check out you can find some pretty cool cameras that are fun on a cruise.

I actually gave one to our steward one time.  It was a fisheye lens camera that I didn't want anymore.  He was ecstatic.  I even left him a roll of film.

9 Answers

What's film?

Just kidding. I know what it is. But I haven't touched a film camera in about 14 years.

Not any more. I am not a good enough photographer. The new digital lets me delete most of the "bad" ones and I can take more photos, hoping to get a really good one. I admire those of you who do.

I have a real nice Nikon at home 35mm. a whole bunch of lenses.

I will have to bring them to a camera shop and have them matched to a digital unit.

One day when I have a few bucks.

Film isn't dead but when traveling I bring my lighter Nikon DSLR. My Minolta and Pentax SLRs weight a lot more, as do the lenses I have for them.

I just use a high quality digital camera and not my phone for photography.

You can buy adapters for any lens to any camera. Check e-bay for some prices.

You'll just have to set your camera to manual focus.

We haven’t used film in years. Thinking back, it seems like it was so much more work… Surprised

Once I went digital, I never went back. For vacation pics I like the digital, it is small and light to carry, no film to buy or carry around, can take over 1, 000 pics on a card. I can snap away and if a pic is not good I can trash it and not worry about film or developing cost.

I still have my old Minolta X700 with tons of lens and filters. I also have my dad's old Argus 2 1/4 box. I used to develop and print my own photo's but I have gotten lazy now and like to just put the majority of them into a digital photo frame. I did print some of the better photo's and hung on a wall to remind me of places I have been.


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