Why some wedding photographers still prefer 35mm?
Over the past 10 years or so, 35mm cameras have become increasingly popular as a result of significant improvements in film quality. Also, these small, yet very professional cameras beat all other formats in terms of overall flexibility.
35mm cameras are compact, fast and light, qualities that are of tremendous importance for event photography. Reloading can be done in seconds, and each roll of film holds up to 36 frames, which means that fewer shots will be missed while reloading. The lenses made for modern 35mm cameras are sharp and fast. Wedding photographers who use 35mm equipment always praise this format’s high quality and unbeatable versatility.
Although detailed prints can be made up to 20″ x 30″ using the sharpest 35mm film, most people never even consider ordering images this large. When you consider that most photo albums accept a maximum photograph size of 8″x10″, coupled with the format’s low cost and flexibility, 35mm was the obvious choice for the vast majority of the last century wedding photography.