It's been almost a year since I got my first DSLR and since then I can't get an answer to a simple question: Why does digital look so... digital? I have asked this question to many photographers and I've spent hundreds of hours searching the web looking for an answer... but nothing. Maybe you, like many others, think that the answer is easy and would reply with one of the options bellow: 1) "It's not the fact that it's digital. It's just a bad photo." 2) "Lighting is the secret." 3) "You need a good camera and, most importantly, good lens." 4) "You need to master the digital darkroom. The answer is in post processing." 5) "It's the dynamic range, stupid." Well... none of these is false, but they do not close the discussion. There's a "quality" in film photography that is not comparable to digital. Before anyone thinks that I'm a nostalgic old man... I must say I'm a 28yo guy who has never owned a film camera in his life. But realized since day 1 that the look and feel in photography that made him get his first SLR is not achievable in digital. A feel examples (please tell me that you see the diference and understand my frustration) Film: Scan-6478-003 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!_ | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Untitled | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Digital (5D mkII): Rhea portrait | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Hindu pilgrim in Varanasi | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Please, put me out of my misery and enlight me. ps: this is my first post here. I registered just to ask this question.