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In article<417fbb8a-2124-4af9-9a04-49383e75d2ea@googlegroups.com>,
Whisky-dave<whisky.dave@gmail.com> wrote:

> > > > > That would be one advantage that film has (and appropriate camera) is
> > > > > that
> > > > > you can take pictures without any form of electrical power.
> > > > 
> > > > only if the camera has a mechanical shutter *and* the person guesses
> > > > the exposure correctly *and* the shutter is not out of adjustment.
> > > 
> > > Not difficult for someone that knows what they are doing, it's been done
> > > for
> > > years in the past. Someone that knows what they are doing could take a
> > > pretty
> > > good guess.
> > 
> > most people don't.
> 
> Then that's what seperate photographers from picture takers.

photographer means picture taker.

> > > > perhaps they could stop at an antique store prior to the journey to
> > > > find such a camera.
> > > 
> > > Well anyone that doesn't take enough batteries or a way to charge those
> > > batteries in a similar sitution might be better off with film at least
> > > they'll get a result something they won't get with dead batteries.
> > 
> > batteries are widely available.
> 
> I wouldn't rely on getting a canon or nikon battery for a DLSR at the top of
> machu picchu, have you been there ? I haven't but a friend has.

bring spare batteries before you go, along with hundreds of rolls of
film.

don't blame nikon/canon for being unprepared.

meanwhile, those with digital cameras can shoot several thousand photos
on a memory card the size of a postage stamp, and in some cases, on a
single battery charge.