film vs. digital

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which is better, film or digital?

  1. film

    62.5%
  2. digital

    37.5%
  1. grooski

    grooski TPF Noob!

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    Which do you think is better film or digital?
     
  2. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    What builds the best house? Wood or stone?

    Which is more beautiful? Sunrise or sunset?

    Which is best for painting? Watercolors or oils?

    What tastes better? Apples or oranges?

    It's like the Republicans and the Democrats. People make a big stink about which is better, but in the long run they end up looking pretty much the same.
     
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    They are both great for different reasons. Digital is wonderful but sometimes, film is still King!
     
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    Film blows digital away at this point in time.If we revisit this question after digital gets 100 years of development..........film will have had 200 years of development by that time.
     
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    That depends, you're not talking about the film on the inside of my windshield, are you? :shock:
     
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    The war between film and digital has been over for a while now....digital won....in the future, film will be used primarily for the fine art side of photography but commercially digital reigns supreme.....the only thing that digi photography has to overcome is the printing stage....once they figure out how to make prints that last as long as film its done....but as far as image quality goes digital is king.....
     
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    For doing what? Photography has many uses, and film is no longer the best for every aspect of photography.
     
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    Read the info on the site www.kenrockwell.com as it pertains to digital vs film and then tell me if digital is honestly ahead at this point in time
     
  9. ksmattfish

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    That Ken Rockwell site has lot's of great info on it. Another great place is Luminous Landscape (the actual address escapes me, but if you search for "Luminous Landscape Photography" you'll find it).

    If you were to list all the advantages that one has over the other, both lists would be very long. Don't waste time worrying which is better. Master both, and take advantage of the strengths of each. That's my plan.
     
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    Exactly

    Eric
     
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    Digital has much more than that to overcome. Try highlight detail and dynamic range for starters. As far as commercial use, most is done on film in medium and large format. Digital has a ways to go before it can compete with larger formats.
     
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    I'm a newbie to photography, but isn't film's resolution in the billions of pixels vs. the millions for digital?
     

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