Those who like to shoot film might also like classic cars for similar reasons.

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Whenever I see a classic car like this Duesenberg 1935 SJ LaGrande Dual-Cowl Phaeton, I, too, would love to have one.

Very few classic cars can compare to most modern vehicles for performance. However, there are cult followings for these classic cars.

I love the Fuji X-E2 because it has a lot of the feel and design qualities of the Leica M6 that I used to shoot with years ago.

I am finding those who are all about shooting film today are very similar to those who buy classic cars and love driving them. It is about nostalgia more than if it is genuinely better than digital.

All the research today shows that digital’s dynamic range, sharpness, and resolution are superior to film.

You can even shoot digital and then, in post-processing, make it look like you shot it on film. You can even buy those presets for Adobe Lightroom if you don’t want to learn how to create the effect.

Why you might want to shoot film

Creativity requires you to get into a zone and think beyond the boundaries. If you need to shoot film to be your best creatively, then you need to shoot film.

You may even need to shoot film every once in a while to get those creative juices flowing. Whatever the reason, it is OK to shoot film.

Why I shoot with Nikon D4

As soon as the new Nikon D5 comes out, I will most likely upgrade for the same reason I upgraded from the earlier pro-Nikons The new camera will give me some new capabilities to do things I could not do before.

The Nikon D3 was the game changer for low-light photography. First, I could quickly shoot at ISO 6400, and then the Nikon D4 gave me one stop more to ISO 12800. The Nikon D5 will have a native high ISO of 102,400 and 4k video  This would be a 3–stop increase in ƒ-stops.

The last time I had a jump in IOS like this was when I went from the Nikon D2x to the Nikon D3. The D2Xs ISO 100—800, but the Nikon D3 ISO 200—6400. Those 4—stops were making all of the lenses in my bag increase by 4—stops.

Getting the same ƒ–stop gains would require you to spend an incredible amount of money just to increase those lenses would 3 to 4 times what the present lens I own, and most of those lenses don’t exist.

My creativity comes when I don’t have to shoot because there isn’t enough light. So if film gave me the advantage to do this over digital, I might be interested in shooting film.