I think Thom was right, again...

Started Mar 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
RedFox88 Forum Pro • Posts: 28,116
Re: Nobody Makes You Upgrrade...

photoreddi wrote:

RedFox88 wrote:

Carl Maiorino wrote:

...and that is where Thom Hogan's premise is wrong.  The cameras don't have a self-destruct mechanism that goes off on a certain date.

But unlike with film, you cannot get any improvement in image sensor quality without buying a whole new camera unlike buying different and/or update film for $8 a roll.  Compare that to $3000 for a 35mm dSLR, which is the equivelant to film SLRs.

Huh? With film cameras you change the image quality by rewinding the film into its cassette (after marking the frame count somewhere if you want to later use the same film) and replacing it with another film having a different ISO/ASA number. With digital cameras you just dial in the new ISO setting. What about color balance? With film cameras to come even remotely close to duplicating the flexibility of digital cameras you'd have to carry in your bag twice the number of film types, Tungsten and Daylight balanced film and probably a whole bunch of color filters.

You've also gone way overboard on your comparison to a $3,000 DSLR. For only $440 for a D3100 or $600 for a newer D3200 you have DSLRs that are not just the equivalent to film SLRs but two cameras that can easily produce better images than your 35mm film cameras.

You got that wrong.  You are comparing cameras of different formats: aps-c vs. 35mm.  There was aps-c film and flm cameras, but very unpopular and a very late addition.  So digital comparisons need to be 35mm not aps-c for format and lens use.

So which film cameras do you still use?

EOS-1v and K1000.

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