Why I Still Shoot Film

Salt mines, Peru. Nikon F4, Fujichrome Velvia. Photo : © Jean Heintz 2016

August 2016, Sao Paulo airport. I packed for a 10-day trip to Peru, a place I have never been. As usual, I took several lenses of various focal lengths, and two bodies for redundancy. But my most advanced camera, my most recent acquisition — a lightweight, professional Nikon Df — stayed home. Instead, I loaded my backpack with a 25-year old Nikon F4, and its younger brother F90. They don’t eat CF or SD cards, but rolls of film. They don’t run on…