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It seems that our society as a whole has a fascination with what other people carry around with them, I may not fully understand the fascination, but I certainly participate in it! This is a special contribution as it contains two separate bags and only film equipment. Read on to check them out.

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Why film? This year I hit a point in my photography where I had learned a great deal, but I realized that I needed something to challenge me. After seeing Chris Gampat shoot film and reading about the form, I finally decided to take the plunge. It felt like a fine way to refine my photography. The first roll, which recently got developed, came out better than expected. The camera, a used Nikon N2020 from B&H, worked much better than expected. It was an interesting learning experience. Film is not dead. It has been re-purposed for shooting when I want to slow down and wander the city looking for arty images. Which one do I prefer? For speed, convenience, and cost, digital. For getting back to the roots of photography, film.

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We’re currently nearing the end of a review of the Fujifilm Instax MINI 7sand so we thought we’d share a couple of that old-school film goodness with you. Here are some of the images scanned in at an 800 DPI Tiff and then broken up in Photoshop and resized for the web. As a quick preview, this is an instant film camera and in the long run it will be much more affordable than color Polaroid film. The Impossible Project currently is responsible for creating the new batches, and it isn’t cheap. But if you’re going to be part of the recent trend of going back to film, you’ll probably want to give this little camera a try. Each pack of instant film contains around 10 shots and can be purchased at Amazonor B&H as well as in a packagefor you to enjoy. To be honest, I’ve never had this much fun reviewing a product, ever. Hit the jump for each image all split up.

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