The first huge advantage of film over digital is that you can use Velvia 50 with film cameras. This film has been praised by many many others, but I just want to add a bit more. Gosh this stuff makes beautiful rich opulent pictures. I just love the colors it makes.
A second big advantage of film is that you can get lots of great cameras who’s lenses are capable of great looking bokeh. These pictures were all taken with an Olympus OM2n with a f1.8 50mm lens. To my eye these pictures show great bokeh. You can buy a very good example of this camera today for $100-150.
This next picture is just to pay respect to the wonderful effects you sometimes get with film. I took this picture last summer and forgot it was in the camera. This is at the top of a mountain in WA State and the fog effect is dreamy. It is perfect to my eye.
If you don’t have a film camera now would be a good time to buy one. I have noticed prices going up a bit on some cameras and skyrocketing on others. Many of the good rangefinder and medium format cameras have gone way up in price. What used to be $30 Yashica 124s are now $250 dollars. And some of the old Olympus rangefinder cameras are now several hundred dollars.
And if you have a film camera and have not been using Velvia, do so. Don’t let slide film’s supposed exposure fussiness dissuade you. My old Olympus almost always nails the exposure. So will your camera.