Are there other filmmakers out there like me? In that, if it wasn't for my Canon glass and the many EF adaptors available I wouldn't care at all about Canon DSLRs. They are clearly behind the pack.
But, since I own and like canon L lenses for small to medium productions, I hold out a bit of hope whenever canon makes a new camera announcement....
If it wasn't for L glass (and EF mount offered on many bodies) I feel like canon would have stopped being relevant years ago.
I should have known the comments section for this post was going to be a train wreck.
I better just chalk it up to "that's the Internet" and leave now lol.
Cool post, I enjoyed it. My only qualm would be with the following:
"I always felt this really strong guilt that I couldn't call myself a filmmaker without ever really shooting on film"
I understand this is one person's opinion, but I think this sort of thinking runs the risk of creating fimmakers thinking they are somehow better or "more real/authentic" because they shoot using film technology rather than digital.
I'm glad that people still shoot analogue, but as has already been mentioned there seems to be a mystique around film. So often talk here is about content and performance over the technical quality of the camera being used. Deciding to shoot on film is ultimately just another technical decision. But one that somehow elevates the project in prestige. I'm not sure I think it should.
There are great DoPs/directors out there who shoot digital only. I would consider these people filmmakers without hesitation, regardless of whether they do or ever have shot "on film".