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How much film do you shoot in one year?

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In a normal year I average around 60 rolls, so about 5 a month (60*38 = 2,280 film frames a year). I end up with approximately an even split between BW and colour. Also take some digital. Would like to take more, have to get a time machine to make more time!

(I always get 38 or more frames out of the M3's).

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I have to figure out how many films I shoot a month.

At the time I have Four cameras, HBlad / Xpan /M6/ and a Nikon F5 loaded with B&W films and Colour films.

But my consuming Film is far less due to an M.digital. I have a small stock of film in my fridge though.

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I've been averaging 150-200 rolls a year over the last decade.  Virtually all B&W.  Lots of Fomapan purchased in 100' rolls.  Cheap.  Think I'll start buying higher quality film though.  Easiest way to improve pictures w/o doing or getting anything different.  

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On 2/18/2019 at 7:29 AM, SteveYork said:

I've been averaging 150-200 rolls a year over the last decade.

Wow. That is lots of film! How much do you print? Or is it mostly scanned. 

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On 12/17/2018 at 12:23 PM, Bill Clark said:

I don’t use much film anymore and I really don’t keep a tally on how much I’ve used. No color film.  I use black & white film only now.  I still bulk load as I’m working down film I bought quite a while ago. 

No scanning.  Why scan as I can capture with digital cameras? Film is film and, to my way of thinking, film is meant to be printed with an analog darkroom. 

When I had my business, I would carry a cooler divided up into various parts each with a different type of film.  When I went completely digital in 2004 what a relief! My process stage went from the darkroom to an iMac.

 

I feel the same. I think it's largely my personal taste.

When it goes to color,  I like Leica digital much more than color films, be it Velvia or Ektar, so I stop buying any color films. 

But when it goes to B&W, I just can't get the same sweet tonal rendition from any digital, including Leica M, MFDB, and film scanning. I don't thing it's purely my poor scan skill or equipment. I saw same ugly stuffs in the recently walled photo galleries in the nearby camera stores.  

I also feel the tonal rendition is the only thing I am after the B&w film. Grain is not an issue any more (unlike in my pre-digital life).  I am picking Tri-X and ignoring Tmax and Delta. The advantage of Tmax and Delta is covered by the B7W mode in Leica digital. what is missing is in the classical B&W films.      

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On 2/21/2019 at 6:40 PM, jmahto said:

Wow. That is lots of film! How much do you print? Or is it mostly scanned. 

All scanned.  I got into serious photography just as the digital revolution was taking off 20 years ago.  At the time I figured I'd keep shooting films because all the 'talking heads' on these forums said we would no longer have film in 5 years.  That was before I learned that 80% of what's written on these forums is generally nonsense.  Anyway, we still have film, and I still shoot it.  If I ever get the room, I'll build a dark room.  Until then my coolscan keeps chugging away.

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6 hours ago, SteveYork said:

All scanned.  I got into serious photography just as the digital revolution was taking off 20 years ago.  At the time I figured I'd keep shooting films because all the 'talking heads' on these forums said we would no longer have film in 5 years.  That was before I learned that 80% of what's written on these forums is generally nonsense.  Anyway, we still have film, and I still shoot it.  If I ever get the room, I'll build a dark room.  Until then my coolscan keeps chugging away.

Went through your flickr pics! Loved it. It shows that you don't necessarily need digital to capture world around you. Even today.

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I quit from rolls once I went into film for real. I started with four bulks per year, now down to two.

People like me often rolls less than 20 frames.

My LR shows 3K+ frames scanned in 2018.

I printed 100+ in the darkroom.

I also developed few e6 and couple of dozens of c-41.

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