Shooting film in the digital age

#buyfilmnotmegapixels

Lately you may have noticed an increasing number of posts in your Instagram, flickr, 500px and even Facebook that were tagged with #believeinfilm, #filmisnotdead or similar. What’s this all about? Are people really still using that old stuff? What drives people to use an old-fashioned technology if you have more comfortable modern alternatives?

I wanted to share my thoughts and experiences on why I like to shoot film in the digital age. Maybe this will inspire you to try it yourself.

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The ultimate Contax T2 write-up

Alright – “the ultimate Contax T2 write-up”? Not quite! Almost everything  has been said about this camera already and I can just give you my opinion on it.

I know that the Contax T2 is a very sought-after camera for many analog enthusiasts so I’d like to share my personal thoughts on it which might or might not help you decide if this camera suits you or not. Of course there are many great articles around about this camera but maybe you’ll get an additional perspective from my first impressions here.

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Contax T2 and Kodak Ultramax 400

Zürich, Switzerland
Contax T2, Kodak Ultramax 400

After exclusively using Leica Ms of all sorts for several years (an analog Leica MP was my only camera during the last 12 months, an M6 for many months before that and a Leica M Monochrom before that for several years) I wanted to try something different. Yet I am currently all analog and the new cam  should be a sturdy, compact autofocus film-camera. After some internet research it looked like the Contax T2 was the perfect model for my needs.

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