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digital or film

Years ago, I went to a seminar by Ed Pierce where he displayed 30x40 enlargements from a D30 next to enlargements from a Hasselblad. If you walked up close, you could see there was more detail in the Hasselblad enlargements, but at normal distances, you couldn't tell the difference (and too much detail is actually a problem for flattering portraits).

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11/3/2006 7:14:15 AM

dave    I love the control in shooting digitally. . .just so many options you can dial into for color temp, ISO speed, sharpness, contrast, saturation, etc., plus the instant feedback. And the freedom to experiment without the cost of film & processing. I have to admit that I miss the simplicity of film (shoot & drop off the film at the lab), but when someone recently asked me if I would shoot film again, I said, "Only for sentimental reasons."

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11/3/2006 7:21:42 AM

Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
  Reoccuring debate. Shoot what you like. Or what serves the purpose.

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11/3/2006 8:11:24 AM

dave    Derek, Id say if it is possible shoot people in digital and other things in film (where fine detail is a must)if you've got the time, which most don't.

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11/6/2006 1:44:35 PM

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