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eddyprice

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"RE: Film or Digital?"

eddyprice Basic Member
Wed 16-Jan-08 01:01 PM

A couple of other things to consider from a fresh perspective - I made the change to a D1 from a F100 about 6 weeks ago.

Some benefits of digital:
Digital lets you shoot more photos and select your best. If I want a shot I'll shoot a sequence of 6 or so. With film I didn't do this unless it was back when I got paid to shoot and film cost was insignificant.

Digital is like having a darkroom. You can change exposure a couple of stops each way, tweak color balance, dodge & burn with some limitations.

Digital lets you caputre images in lower light, and lets you change film speed for any situation. See attached photo shot with D1 70-210mm 4-5.6 at 800ISO 1/250 f8.

Some barriers to digital:
Digital does require more active color management to get great images where with Velvia I got it straight out of the camera. If I was rich and cost wasn't an issue I'd stick with film and have my images custom printed.

Your camera may be heavier. You will loose wide angle - that is an issue for me since I like to use my 35-70mm 2.8 primarily. But you gain on the tele end.

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