There are now so many photographers either going back to film or choosing to avoid digital that I don't have time to create separate entries for every article I find. Therefore here are a few articles I discovered today from those who prefer Film to Digital:
Film has a depth – an artistic quality – that is hard to achieve in digital. It CAN be achieved in digital, but it’s never quite the same – the grey tones in true black and white film are only found in true black and white film. There’s no way around that.
The only real difference I can see is financial, if you are a working professional and need your pictures ready within the hour.
One thing I enjoy about film is the sheer diversity of the analog world.
One thing I love about my Leica is its usability, in terms of product design. It’s such a simple tool, minimum functions, minimum buttons. It does one thing and one thing only, so well in fact, Leica didn’t think it was necessary to alter the design in nearly a century....
Film has a wider dynamic range, which is to say that it can record a wider range of lights and darks (highlights and shadows) than digital sensors.
With film I almost never have to adjust the white balance of my photos.
I find that film records subtle transitions in tones more accurately.
Film is in general a durable storage medium....By contrast, digital photos stored on CDs must periodically be recopied....
Well made film cameras are more durable than digital ones. They’re simpler. There’s less to break.
Film cameras have fewer controls, and they are easy to access; they are not buried in labyrinthine menus.
Finally, I simply like the look of film. I like a little grain. I like the subtle transitions in tone. I like the color rendering. Sometimes the images I make with film convey my impression and interpretation of a scene rather than merely record a facsimile. This I like!