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Hey you guys up in Canada have got to do a lot more shooting!
Adoption of digital has been pretty swift here. Part of the issue is that film and processing are generally more expensive than they are in the USA. We have 1/10th of the population and no equivalent to B&H, Adorama, the Kodak and Fuji labs, A&I, etc.
I'm doing my part - I just got two new 100' rolls of Neopan 400 and Acros 100. Then again, I mail ordered them from Japan.
It is still quite possible to get film (even in bulk), chemicals and paper here in Vancouver. Digital is huge, but there's a dedicate cohort of film-users out there of all ages.
So, the average Canadian shoots about 1/2 roll of high speed colour film a year.
My at least a roll a week means I'm shooting 100 times more film than the average Canadian.
I want my income tax bill divided by 100 ...
And yet the first ever APUG conference is being held in Toronto this spring. Still lots of film photographers around, in camera clubs, galleries, etc., but there's no question that Joe Timbit has gone digital...
I started off shooting digital, first with a point and shoot, then upgrading to a dSLR; however, around the same time, my interactions with a local photography group rekindled my interest in shooting film (something I hadn't done since high school). In fact, it was sockeyed (above) who was responsible for getting me into 70s era rangefinders. Nowadays, I'm shooting mostly film and my dSLR is woefully neglected.
Just a drop in the bucket, but every little bit helps!
When my daughter, age 14, expressed an interest in photography, I got her an OM-2 w/ 50/f1.8 MC and told her she needed to learn on a "real" camera first ... and she agreed. She's done well and is now working part time at a photo shop that still does film processing.
Edit: She lives in Stratford, ON, so that's the Canuck connection. :angel:
I'm dropping a roll off later today. :cool:
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