I believe anyone can shoot with a DSLR but not with an SLR. Film is a tricky thing and winging it will not just cut it.
My old-new baby, all cleaned inside and out with a new strap and cover to sport:-) Taken with my 5DM2, 50mm .14
Over the holidays I inherited a decent Canon EOS slr camera which was owned by my eldest brother, which then was inherited by my younger brother and then finally now passed on to me. Such timing really because I have been wanting to acquire a vintage 35mm SLR camera but are quite expensive nowadays. So instead of investing in a high end one at once, I am so grateful my brothers took good care of this for me to use and practice on. The best thing too about it is that my Canon EF lenses can fit. Double happy!
This low cost SLR camera is actually a forgiving one because of its dial mode feature which current DSLRs have. It is compact, very light, super handy and came with a 35-80mm kit lens. It uses a 35mm type which is very practical for my need since I am just reconnecting with film again.
I was as giddy as a kid with a new toy when I got it. The instant I got home (BKK) I bought batteries and a film without even having it serviced and cleaned. I was so excited to test my knowledge and technique in using film. Why do I want to go back to film when digital is more easy? It’s exactly the point, I want the challenge and the slow process. I am also thrilled by the fact that I cannot see my images right away. Also, SLRs are all full frame which really teaches me to practice framing. The whole back to being analog creates this whole new layer for me and I believe will actually hone my photography. It will definitely teach me to be discerning (yes, DIFPA!) in terms of what to capture and what to shoot. Best of all it will teach me to be very creative with my shots.
I really had the fun shooting with the first 36 shots of 35mm Fuji Film I bought . It took me about a week to consume since I was very conscious of what to shoot. Here are my random test shots, unedited and scanned straight from film — what do you think?