An old film by an old friend. There are a fair number of new people on this site, and this is something I wasn’t sure people knew about but wanted them to see. This project is now ongoing once again. I have mixed ideas about how I want to proceed in terms of the technical side. Do I go back and continue with film or use my digital system. There are solid arguments for both paths.
I’m guessing I will use digital. I talk a lot about energy, resources, etc. When you consider the resources required for shipping film, processing, shipping back, etc. it’s more difficult to justify the analog means. I simply do not have remotely enough time to process and scan myself. Not to mention I no longer have my darkroom, thank you Lyme Disease, nor do I currently own a scanner.
I would love, however, to consolidate on a single camera and lens, but I don’t currently own what I want. What I want is something that provides a bit more falloff, a bit larger file size. I would think about the Fuji MF but they are too sizeable, at least I think they are. And expensive. As is something like the Leica Q2 which I’ve never even handled, so dropping 5k on either of these systems seems a bit absurd. (Plus, I’d rather have a fixed 35mm or 50mm.) So more than likely I’ll just bang away with what I have.
And who am I kidding? How much time do I REALLY have? Not much is the truth. But, I am often my own worst enemy because my life “post-photography” is so much more well rounded than it was back when I was a full-time shooter. I have so many other interests and these interests take time.