The age-old question resurfaces: is film better than digital? In this video, the victor is crowned once and for all.
There are certainly pros and cons for film and digital. Film has a certain materiality that just can’t be replicated digitally. The “film look” is a very real thing and new photographers spend so much money trying to replicate it digitally. For things like certain colors or tones, that’s well enough but replicating grain is a whole other story. And don’t get me started on taking a sharp digital image and making it blurry or worse yet intentionally shooting it blurry.
Alternatively, digital has a certain cleanliness to it that film could never achieve. This quality works well in tandem with digital's ability to take multiple images in quick succession and get the very best micro-second of a pose.
In his video, Luke Cleland offers deeper insights into his preferences. There are certainly pros and cons to both and I won’t spoil the video much more by covering them here. Ultimately, the only thing that matters is the final image. Your personal choices for your photographic image should dictate your use of either film or digital cameras—or perhaps if you are using an alternative process like cyanotypes then no camera at all?