Is digital really less grainy than film ?

Started Mar 31, 2012 | Discussions thread
pgb Senior Member • Posts: 2,060
Re: Is digital really less grainy than film ?

Yeah we never had it so good. 400 iso was the fastest film for the general
consumer and pro now all cameras work fine at 400. 400 film was very
grainy and everyone accepted it as the state of the art, no forums to bitch

about it on, no personal computers to zoom in 200% so we just got on with taking photos.

I can't help but think people were happier in those days.

Film grain was possibly more random and less scratchy looking than digital

noise, more of an arty thing than a distortion. If you look closely at a painting
you can see the brush strokes as well.

In the beginning was the rhythm but I had forgotten and was waiting for the beat.

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