Astigness! magastos talaga nowadays ang film photography!
Magastos ba kamo? Mas magastos pa nga ang DSLR eh.. Magkakano na ba mga body at lenses ngayon? At ang walang katapusang upgrade, hehehe..
oo nga ano?! hmm.. siguro niisip ko lang yung every time na gagamitin mo yun film camera mo. eh kailangan mong magpadevelop. tapos hindi mo pa makikita agad yung pic. unlike sa digital tira lang tira.
pero teka let's say you took 20,000 shots already with digital and film cam. then compute the expense...
I take a different view on this. I've been shooting film for a very long time- before the advent of digital photography. I still shoot film to this day. Think about it. A vintage film cam can be had for as low as P3500. This is FULL FRAME. Film can be had cheaply- especially if expired. A roll of expired 24shot Kodak Colorplus 200 can be had for P60. Negative development is P60 per roll regardless of the number of shots in the roll. You need a scanner to digitize the negatives. The cam & scanner can be both had for under P7K.
Compare this to the cost of a new full frame digital cam plus lens. You will need a faster computer every time the megapixel/file size increases. Easily P150K up.
In the film era, you carefully compose and decide before taking the shot. You rarely reach 20K shots on a film cam. In digital, you can run off a 100K photos and have to sift on a computer for hours for the good shoots.
I still use the same film cam since 1984. I have changed digital cams (dslr) 3x since 2009: D40, D90 at present D7K. For these 3 bodies alone, I spent roughly P120K and have been thru a couple of AF lenses. My Nikon FM2 from 1984 + 3 lenses have remained the same.
Looking back from the vantage point if time, I can say today that shooting film is cheaper than ever. I won't give up shooting film. I still feel that film photographs have an ambiance very different from digital. I know it's not for everyone, but I will encourage those who haven't tried film but want to, to give it a try.