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dukebeau

Dallas, US
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dukebeau Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Mar 2002
Tue 24-Sep-02 07:38 PM

I currently use a F100 and was considering moving up to the F5...Then this D-100 comes along at about the same price sending me into a tailspin of digital confusion. Having been a film guy for quite a while and currently owning a 3 year old Sony digital p&s, (slow, not much versatility) making the jump to the digital SLR is a big leap. Is there a down side to jumping over the digital fence and doing away with buying and developing film forever? I have quite a few Nikon and Tokina lenses that will work on the D-100 but I am leery of making the change. The could start a fight between the dedicated film guys and the digital converts but it's worth it to find out what the real scoop is. Is 35mm film dead? I would appreciate any imput.

Howard

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  • darrellyoung


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    #12. "RE: Film or Digital?" | In response to Reply # 0

    darrellyoung Registered since 21st Apr 2006
    Wed 25-Sep-02 12:37 PM

    On a One Gigabyte IBM Microdrive, I get:

    107 RAW uncompressed images. (9.5 MB)
    200+ RAW compressed images (~4.5 MB)
    318 JPEG FINE images (~2.6 MB)
    54 TIFF images (17.3 MB)

  • RRowlett

    Hamilton, US
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    #13. "It's all about workflow..." | In response to Reply # 0

    RRowlett Gold Member Charter Member
    Wed 25-Sep-02 12:54 PM

    If you are digitizing film images, then direct digital capture has significant advantages over the shoot-process-scan of film. And while film still inherently has more resolution than 6 Mpixel digital, this advantage is not at all apparent at print sizes up to A3 size, where there are sufficient pixels in a 6 Mpixel image to produce a quality print.

    The principal downside of current DSLRs is the field-of-view crop factor which makes ultra wide angle photography impractical. However, the 28+mm range is easily accessible, and the FOV crop factor gives a huge "boost" to telephoto lenses, akin to getting a 1.4X teleconverter without optical or aperture losses. The other advantage of digital is instant editing and exposure review.

    I still have both and N80 and a D100, but the D100 gets the most play. The N80 is mostly relegated to ultra wide angle work. Since A3 is plenty big for my uses, I don't personally see an overwhelming advantage to film. But for other types of photography, the advantages of film may be significant.

    Cheers.

  • eddyprice

    Flagstaff, US
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    #22. "RE: Film or Digital?" | In response to Reply # 0

    eddyprice Basic Member
    Wed 16-Jan-08 12:01 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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