20 years later: Why are digital cameras still emulating instant film?

Started Jul 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: 20 years later: Why are digital cameras still emulating instant film?
In reply to aardvark7, Jul 6, 2012

aardvark7 wrote:

It is not fear of the past, but merely recognition of the huge complexity of the problems presented.

Very possible. But even if getting rid of everything film related is too complicated (I don't believe it is), there is still a lot of low hanging fruit to be plucked.

We take it for granted, because we have been photographing for so long now, but to allow for the focussing of the light, how light and dark it is, how fast objects move and the intangible artistic intention, it is remarkable that we have automatic systems that work so well in so many cases.

I agree.

Certainly, on occasions, we can be left slack-jawed at the choices some manufacturers make in their designs, but too often we don't give them nearly the credit they deserve.

I'm not saying they do a bad job. I'm saying they are trying to solve the wrong problem.

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