Digital?

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by santino, Jun 21, 2004.

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do you all guys use digital cameras?

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  1. santino

    santino TPF Noob!

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    Hi all!
     
  2. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I can appreciate digital for its convenience and instant results - BUT I would never be able to advance into some of the alternative photographic techniques I do without film. And I think looking at and holding a beautifully exposed archival B&W print is kind of magical. :) Film will always rule for me.
     
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    I got into photography with digital and have never touched a film camera (other than a disposable one). I don't think I would have picked photography up as a hobby if it wern't for digital cameras. They are a big money saver in the long run.
     
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    I'm a big film guy. I do enjoy dig from time to time. My dad just bought a D70 for his birthday. Havent been able to try it out yet but I am looking forward :p. Still film is defiantly prefered
     
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    We have a Digital camera that my wife uses for the most part. I shoot some with it but mostly I shoot 35mm format.
     
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    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    I have shot with both, and prefer my digital Canon 10D. I used to have a G1 and while it was a nice camera for the money the prints didn't compare to a traditional film camera. The 10D is a digital SLR so I don't feel I am losing anything. Also, as a bonus I can show my clients their pictures before I leave a shoot and they can make sure we got some they like, and pick out the favorites.
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    I voted "no" even though I just posted a bunch of digi cam pics. 99% of my photography is BW film, and most of the remaining 1% is color film.
     
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    photong Typo Queen

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    I only said yes because I have a small one, and I do use it along with my slr...it depends on what job i need to do to determine which i use.
     
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    Scott WRG Editor King of Smoothness

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    It depends of the subject and usage. I do alot of aviation photography and for the most part I use the images primarily on my web site, so digital is the preferred method. When I photograph other subject, especially ones I know will be printed or enlarged I prefer film.
     
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    I see, I use my old Praktica MTL 5B. However, I can't imagine to live without it :) (gotta admit that I own a digital one too, but I don't really use it, aint nothing of that high grade stuff). So I prefer my Praktica with her 3 Objectives and her Nikon flash. But I agree Scott WRG Editor, it really depends on the subject and usage, but don't let that old good film die!
     
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    i got the impression there were more film people at this forum than digital.
    maybe your topic title scared them away
     
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    Digital here. I'm aware of the quality of the film, which is far ahead at this juncture. But I do not have the patience to deal with the delay. If I were a pro, then that might have been a different story. But as a student, I prefer instant results and move on.

    Talking about careers; I think most photographic occupation calls for a digital right now. Prime examples - Photo journalism, wedding etc.

    Cheers!
     

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