I would recommend that you leave the 35 MM film camera, and all other film cameras for that matter, to the experienced professional photographer that knows how to take great photos and then develop their own film. A film camera can help the serious professional achieve a level of aesthetic quality that is more pleasing to the eye, but it takes a keen eye and years of experience to accomplish this. The digital camera inherently provides a high level of quality along with an ease of use and is the camera of choice in this modern age.
There are many advantages to using a digital camera, and even the lower-end models come with some high-end features. One of the most beneficial aspects is the ability to instantly see the shot you just took. The image can be displayed in the viewfinder, and if the photo did not properly capture the subject to your liking, you can set up again to take another photo. With a 35MM film camera, you can only assume that you got the shot, but you won’t know for sure until you pay to have the film developed and actually see the finished photo.
Obviously, for the film camera, you must first purchase a roll or two of film. Film has become rather costly, it has a limited shelf life, and must be carefully handled while installing it in the camera and when removing it after the roll is used up. It can also be costly to have the film developed, Buy used film cameras although many film developers no longer charge you for images that you reject. However, with a digital camera, the only recurring fees are for the batteries used to power the device and this expense is easily offset by purchasing rechargeable batteries.
Another benefit of the digital device is the ability to take many photos in one shooting. The number of images you can take is only dependent on the amount of memory you have available. Although it takes quite a bit more memory to take a high-quality image than it does to take a less detailed one, you can carry extra memory cards or buy an individual memory card with a high storage capacity. The memory cards are reusable and since they have no moving parts, they don’t wear out.
The digital camera normally comes with some advanced features, such as the ability to reduce the red-eye effect when photographing people and a built-in electronic timer so that you can move in front of the camera and get yourself in the shot. Since the device stores the image data in a digital format, you are also free to edit and modify your images with a photo editing software program on your computer. The image properties that can be adjusted are far too numerous for this article, so I’ll save that for another day.
Taking great photos has never been easier and taking lots of photos has never been cheaper. Whether you take pictures for fun or just want a photographic record of your next vacation or family gathering, the digital camera will help to guarantee that you get all of the shots you wanted and that they are exactly what you expected.