Re: benefit of digital camera

From: Ian Greant ^lt;>
Date: 04/13/04-03:14:12 PM Z
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The benefits of any media are often a lot more complex than the costs to
the user.

Despite having a strong investment in time and $ in digital I started
moving back to film last year. For most of the images I create I find it
the most direct, and sometimes the only method.

There are times I toss 4 lbs of digicam and lens in with my already
overloaded pack of 4x5 gear.. plenty of times there are images I'd like to
have that I'm honestly too lazy to spend the money on film, develop, print,
scan, etc.

Each person's experiences and needs are different but I urge you to
consider more than just cost before you pick up a new camera.


PS and like Christina. My digicam has paid for itself.

>Hi Christina,
>Interesting! But would you have been as prolific if you knew you were
>going to incur the cost of buying more film and developing it? Also do
>you think you were more carefree (or even sloppy) when taking photos since
>you knew you could always delete it if it didn't turn out? Did the
>ability to take more photos make you a better photographer or just more
>I don't have an answer to any of these questions myself. Just wondering
>your opinion and that of any others who have made the transition to digital.
>Christina Z. Anderson wrote:
>>Good morning, all,
>> As usual I sit here avoiding writing outlines and papers...I decided
>>instead to clean and organize all my digital images I have taken since July
>>when I bought my first digital camera.
>> I decided to add up how many images I have taken and compute how much
>>money I have saved in film and developing costs. Mind you, this is just
>>acounting for the ones I have *saved*, and therefore does not include the
>>myriad images I have deleted. In 9 months I have paid for my camera twice
>>over, in savings. That is an incredibly conservative estimate. My advice
>>as far as buying or not buying a digital camera? "Just do it".
Received on Tue Apr 13 15:08:08 2004

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