Film Photography Survey

Started Nov 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
drh681 Forum Pro • Posts: 20,742
Re: biggest

Dave Luttmann wrote:


i wonder about people who switched over to digiital 12 years ago and gave up on film at that time.

those early digital cameras were not even in the same world as 120 or 4x5

they had poor colors, horid dynamic range, devoid of tone ect....

on the other hand 4x 5 was the stuff that masterpieces were made of

That's what I've found. A lot of photographers jumped on the old Canon D30 and other low rez, low DR cameras and have their images forever locked into the poor quality that came from them. And then there are those that continued to use decent 35mm SLR bodies and can produce great results from modern film scans.

That's why pictures from a decade ago had a heck of a lot of cyan skies....because of blown color changes from their new wonder cameras. Not so in every case, but in many I see, it's a problem.

Whatever dude.

The 13x19 inch prints from a D60 are what finally convinced me that digital was ready for prime time. Then as now, knowledge of image handling was of paramount importance.

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