35mm over digital?

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  1. ssgv2

    ssgv2 TPF Noob!

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    As im saving for a D40, i have a choice from my dad.
    A canon PowerShot A70
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    Canon EOS 300

    I hear that Film is better Q than digital.
    So wich one.
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I would always go for the SLR ... so in that comparison I'd take the EOS.

    But then you would need lenses for the EOS .. and you cannot use them later when you migrate to the D40.
    Also you will have to scan the images, which is quite an effort. And to do it really good you need a rather expensive film scanner or a service that does it for you.

    i guess you must analyse your situation a bit better and then draw your conclusions ;)
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I agree...the SLR is *always* better. If you get an EOS 300 then start saving for a Canon digital SLR...or get a Nikon film SLR and then save for a Nikon DSLR.

    Film does have good quality...certainly better than most/all point & shoot digital cameras like the A70. However, if you goal is to have digital files...scanning film can be expensive or problematic.

    Think about the costs of developing film...it can add up quickly...but it would probably take a year or more to make up the cost difference between a film SLR and a DSLR.
     

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