This is the kind of hysterics/extremism we do not need. Film dying? Nobody use horses anymore? No more candles?Originally Posted by Dave P
So what if the quality and dynamic range of digital technology exceed film?Originally Posted by Dave P
Machines can weave a carpet better than the human hands. Why do people still want to pay premium for hand-wovened carpets?
Because there are other considerations besides dynamic range and resolution!
Really? I would not use the word "advantage" here. They are different mediums. Undoubtedly digital have many many practical advantages over film. But there are something in films that are, well, films. BTW, films also work better in real life situations over MTF charts.Originally Posted by Dave P
Really? There is no difference?Originally Posted by Dave P
1 Try projection. Project a digital image and the same image taken with a transparency and tell me there is no difference?
2 I wonder how many have seen well printed B&W images. Take a good look at the inkjet B&W prints and the traditional B&W prints and tell me there is no difference?
Now I am not saying which is better. What one likes is a matter of personal preference. But to say there is no difference is to my mind, total ignorance.
Technology is here to stay, and it would be foolish for anyone to ignore the tech advantage. I use an Olympus E1, and is seriously thinking of getting the Canon 5D with the 24-105 lens. But I will wait a little while to see if Olympus has new offerings.
For my day to day usage, I use my fingers to switch on the lights. But for a nice dinner with my wife, I prefer the romance of the old-fashion light and fragrance of a candle.
To heat up my room in winter, I much prefer the efficient built in heating system. But there is just something special sitting next to the glow and warmth of a log fire.
For my day to day usage, I use a car. But once in a while, it is really nice to ride on a horse. I think cars have not killed off horses yet.
For my travels, I prefer to go by the 747s. But I do enjoy the sun and sail in a yatch.
For my technical/professional reports, I use my iMac with a HP laserjet. But there is nothing so sweet and romantic than a carefully crafted letter written with an old fashion fountain pen.
The huge words seen in advertisements are dramatic and eye-catching. They do the job well. But they do not bring out an "ahhhh..." from my soul compared to a well executed calligraphy with the brush and ink.
No, I do not reject technology. I use them. They are very useful, and in the area of arts and photography, can be used to create amazing images.
But they are different from film. Much as a candle is different from a lamp. A yatch different from the plane. The horse from the car. The brush from the inkjet.
There is no need to say which is better. Is the florescent light better than the candle for the romantic dinner? Is the car better than the horse for a romp in the woods? Is the heater better than the log fire for a nice evening with your loved one? Is the plane better than the yatch for enjoying the sea breeze and the sun?
They are different technologies. Use them in their intended purposes. Why be divisive? Why be exclusive?