June 10th, 2013, 18:12
I've yet to jump to a digital SLR, but I'm sure the day will come eventually (for now I've got a little Olympus point & shoot that i was given for Christmas after the motor drive on my trusty old Pentax SF10 started making expensive grinding noise then finally died. the Olympus, though small, has a surprising number of features that I've yet to fully explore). What I love most about SLR photography the most is the vast flexibility that a broad choice of lenses gives you. The one thing that I wish DSLR's did, though, is be able to recreate the characteristics of any given, or at least a variety, of film stocks that are no longer in production or soon will be. i used to love shooting fireworks and landscapes with Fujichrome Velvia thanks to it's warm, saturated palette, but I avoided using it for shooting portraiture as the results were too ruddy. Kodachrome 64 was a great, all purpose slide film if you had good lighting and 25 was a superb film for landscapes. Then Ektachrome was different again - faster, usually - and Agfa apparently produced a very nice B & W 35mm slide film, but I never got the chance to try it out. It'd be nice if you could dial in a setting for Velvia, or Ektachrome, or Agfa, or Technical Pan 2415 without too much fussing.