This is a proven fact for me.
I still have an OM-2 and it is still a thing of beauty. I just don't want to deal with film (sorry, analog Chris).
Great shots, everyone. New Zealand would be such a beautiful place to visit.
haha to each their own, jonny!
I have no issues with those who choose to use digital, especially as a digital shooter myself; I'm not on a crusade to switch digital users to film, I just feel it's necessary to keep film relevant these days since so many people act as if it's completely obsolete, when in reality it's really just another choice available to us. For some film is the answer, for others, digital is what gives them what they want.
I enjoy the various styles of shooting made viable by the numerous film formats, in that shooting a Rolleiflex is completely different than shooting a Pentax 6x7 which in turn is different than a Bronica ETRS with interchangeable backs, which is in turn different to a motor driven F4, which again varies from a manual focus F3. It's all about situational needs, and the results you want to achieve.
The Rollei is an example of a camera whose results cannot be duplicated by a DSLR, even one with an articulating screen, due to the fact it is almost a completely silent camera, which allows you to get much closer to otherwise unapproachable subjects, and shoot without intruding. A D5000 still cycles the mirror for live view shooting, and you still have to rely on the screen's resolution to focus reliably. For the Rollei during the day, I set the hyperfocal distance at f/11 or f/16, shutter at 250 or so, and I know the distances available to me from the get go. Any adjustments can be made in a split second with a cursory twist of the focusing knob.
Similarily, you won't find me using a film camera for photographs which I expect to have to color correct extensively, or when I'm shooting color on a regular basis, as I find raw files from my D70S just fine for those purposes. I save chromes for when I want archival results or I am using medium format.
If all I had available to me was my Nikkormat FT2, I would get the results I want regardless, I just use the various formats available to further increase the -technical- quality of my results.
here are some examples in descending order, from 6x7 down to DX digi: