Shared: Film vs Digital!
I just came across this post and thought it summed up nicely some of the benefits of shooting film vs some of the best digital. It supported similar results I had read in the past and made me want to try a few different techiques with my film cameras
1) Stop the lenses down for maximum resolution (if the light level allow)
2) Start using my large format cameras now I finally have a 4×5 developing tank
3) Invest in some super fine grain film such as Velvia 50 for the sharpest possible results
I have 35mm Rollei Retro 80, Ilford Pan F Plus 50 and now some CineStill 50 D in the fridge ready to use. I am just waiting for suitable models and light to make the most of it. I need to get myself some fine grain 120 film for my medium format cameras to see how the images compare to my Nikon D800 photos. I know that my D800 creates super sharp photos so I am keen to try to beat it with my medium format cameras such as the Fuji GF670 or Mamiya RZ67, both of which offer 6×7 negatives similar to the Mamia 7 featured in the link below.
For 35mm my digital Leica M9 has a 18MP sensor yet my Leica M3 / M2 35mm film cameras equate to roughly 12MP for resolution. My Nikon D800 is 36MP but 6×7 film is the equivalent of around 150MP. Quite a jump from 35mm film! 645 format is half 6×7 so assuming a 50% reduction in resolution vs 6×7, my Mamiya 645 is equal to around 75MP. I want to start shooting more fine grain 100 speed film such as Ektar 100, Kodak T-Max 100 or Fuji Aros 100 rather than my usual 400 speed Kodak Tri-X, Fuji Pro 400H or Portra 400.
Shared Link: http://petapixel.com/2014/12/18/comparing-image-quality-film-digital/