RE: benefit of digital camera

From: Jim Collum ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 04/13/04-06:16:18 PM Z
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Well .that too depends on the camera purchased.. the market is starting to hit the res bar for 35mm format cameras. With the recent release of all of the 8Mp P&S, a lot of people have realized that 8Mp is too much for that size sensor. You probably won't see much over 16Mp (maybe 22) for the APS and full frame 35mm sensors. Hopefully they'll be focusing on dynamic range and noise.


I'd say any of the current 6Mp+ DSLR's will still be useable in the future. 6Mp will give a decent 8x10 negative, and an excellent 4x5/5x7. That will still be true 5 years from now. That doesn't mean that the current crop of cameras in 5 years won't exceed the quality of what you have today


But who will be interested in buying this digital camera when its day has passed?






                , I have 9 separate frames that I need to work with ( tilt/shiftís left/middle/right frames, then a shadow, midtone, highlight exposure for each one). Iím finding that Iím enjoying a lot more freedom with the digital camera, and itís resulted in many more keepers. But even with all that work, I still find I spend less time with the digital darkroom getting my final image, than I did in my chemical darkroom (contrast/color masking was always a pain, and separation negatives even more so)

        It's pretty amazing to see the different methods that each person chooses to work in.
        I have images that I'm working on that I'm fairly sure will make a complete circuit by the time I'm done with them.. film capture, scan, photoshop, digital output, rephotograph then enlarge the neg for printing...
        Where do these crazy ideas on how something *must* look come from anyway??
        Sometimes I too want to go back to just one camera, one printing method and live life a little simpler.

        Do we make value judgements on the quality or legitimacy of an image based on the format or medium that it's made with? Rhetorical question. Is an 8X10 original of a mundane or mediocre image inherently more legit than a 35mm original of a really inspired image? If the process is simple is it less artistic than an arcane and labor intensive one?
        questions, questions, questions....

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