When did digital surpass film in IQ?

Started Feb 16, 2017 | Questions thread
The Davinator
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Re: When did digital surpass film in IQ?
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Axel114 wrote:

I understand the stated criteria, but for me it's kind of irrelevant because it's a little like asking when did a telephone/telegraph surpass riding a horse 30 miles to ask someone a question. The answer would be, as soon as I had access to one. The minute I no longer had to buy film and limit myself to a small number of exposures and travel/pay for processing for small prints, I was done with film.

Saint 112 wrote:

Hi all

I recently had a conversation with people maintaining that film was still superior to digital.

IMHO, one may consider that each type of film, depending on the brand, had something special (a color cast, a grain, a dynamic range, etc.) and that some people may appreciate it for its effects. Yet all of them are some sort of artifact. No film was perfectly neutral.

Do you agree with me that digital IQ is nowadays vastly superior to film in resolution, WB, neutrality (little color cast if any), dynamic range, etc. If you agree at what period of time, roughly, did this happen?

Hmmm...this makes about as much sense as claiming photography replaced painting.

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