This is possibly the longest thread in P.N history, and as usual it has devolved into the most asinine type of conversation -- discussing minutia such as the analog nature of grain, comparing anecdotal images (look, this shot was done on film and it looks GREAT!), general bickering and name-calling.
What I wonder is: who cares?
Clearly, people who use digital cameras sometimes take nice pictures with them and sometimes take awful pictures with them.
Clearly, people who use film cameras sometimes take nice pictures with them and sometimes take awful pictures with them.
Film photographers have something to gain by convincing more people to buy film because this helps guarantee that their media continues on. However, it takes two to tango... and film doesn't threaten digital at all.
So why can't people just be happy that other people are choosing the media that they prefer and be done with it? Is it simply petty "my thing is better than your thing"?
I find it happens when someone of the other preferred format (of anything, film/digital, nikon/pentax/canon/whathaveyou) makes a snarky comment about 'your' preferred format. It sets people off, when it really doesn't need to happen.
Jason, you look at it like you are comparing an image taken with film to a completely different image taken digitally -- Yes, who really cares in this case. The debate is which will give you more options and better results if you take each of exactly the same thing.
Personally, I have done these tests using MY system of scanning and printing and found that the results are surprizingly similar, even looking at large format (though I still have to test large prints where the film is printed totally in a chemical process.)
"I have done these tests using MY system of scanning and printing and found that the results are surprizingly similar, even looking at large format"
That is the big result that's important to this debate. The difference is negligible. At that point it's a matter of discussing minutia, which (I think) makes people lose focus on the important stuff. Like, what makes great photos great.
I tend to think that it has everything to do with people needing to feel like their chosen way of doing a thing is the BEST way. Also, as Shawn put it, people like to bicker :-).
jason- you're starting another "which is better debate" just by opening this thread.
end it. end it now. : )
Posted 10 years ago. Edited by JustinSinks (admin) 10 years ago
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