get a NAS running RAID, SSD even better. that would last a long time.
Looks like digital still better but got to follow the progress of technology and migrate all data to a new format after sometime... Anyway, colour fade on prints does add up to the overall feel of amount of time pass...do u tink it affects the photos negatively or positively?
(for eg, -neg because colour is not as what you shot then, +pos because it shows how much time has passed....)
RGB Metering & Focusing.
To me, in commercial world you go digital. But in photography for personnal (not image but "photograph") I think analog is a better way, why??
1. following electronic technology is never ending. they change too fast. every year/month you have new and better technology, are you going to replace your old camera and lens?
2. analog is very hard to duplicate/copy, one and only one. every digital file is original file.
3. mechnical in many ways is more reliable then electronic. though electronic is more precise in control and operation.
4. build quality of the simple old stuff is much better then todays plastic combination. Hold a old Nikon F/Lieca M or R/Canon F/Pentax spotmatic/contax/Hasellblad cm /Linhof/Sinar/speedgraphic etc you feel the difference. same as the lenses.
5.digital is too rational, film has more feeling(irrational). when time pass by it fade. so you can feel the emotional of the pic. because we all start to forget many things. who will show you a yellowish digital file and expect you to belive is many year old digital file store in HDD?? but my file in digital format cannot read in MO disk/HD alamak!! $%^&8@#
lucky I still have my print and slide haha
btw writable CD/DVD is also a layer of polymer that the tiny laser change the polarity, heat/light sensiitive hmmmm.........
oops ot already
i burn all my stuff to DVD/ CD...
'Nothing to brag about, we are only as good as our next picture!'
If you like me, I have printed out to hardcopy shots that are worth keeping and then frame it up. The rest in softcopy cos I'll never view them again unless I do housekeeping.
For long time storage, I used to back up on CD-R then DVD-RAM and now slowly transferring to BD but still keeping the CD-R and DVD-RAM. I also keep them in HDD. I use Seagate Server Edition which is still running after 7 years.
Just a little bit of OT, why not just invest in photo/file storage account and upload your photos there? I think for archival purposes it's good enough for hobbyists where fast turnaround time is not of great importance.
Happen before but not so drastic then. The company where I uploaded the files was bought over by another company who began to charge $9.99 per GB of storage per month. Less than two years later close shop and my files were gone forever. No more cloud storage for me.
Prefer to keep all on NAS as can have immediate access anytime and anywhere (even can ftp over the internet) and by all family members. Backup on another for security.
Just store it on a raid, when 1 fail, buy another one to replace it. HDD have like 5 years warranty currently so the cost of ownership is pretty low. And in terms of cost per GB, its very cheap. Don't store your stuffs on DVD/BR etc, they will decompose over the years and become unreadable.
RGB Metering & Focusing.