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_____________________ Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 00:09:07 +0200 From: "Anthony Atkielski" <email@example.com> Subject: Re: [Leica] TMZP3200 > I find all this talk of the demise of 35mm film thoroughly > depressing. Why? Whether the image is captured digitallly or on film, the result is the same. > Don't see how digital can ever truly equal silver, too > much like using a camcorder for my tastes. Digital can easily exceed the image quality of any analog process. That's one of its advantages. However, it isn't at that point yet, at least not at any affordable price. ____________________ Are you referring to digital cameras, rather than negative scanners? There used to be a very knowledable person on this list (are you still subscribed?) who worked in the area of CCD research & development. He was of the opinion that further increases in CCD resolution were not possible without a quantum leap in technology - current densities are almost at the theoretical maximum - yet still can't match film resolution by a large margin. And this leaves out the whole question of data transfer rates of the much larger files that might be produced by a CCD-replacemant device. Also, as a portable information storage device, film is hard to beat. On the other hand, the pictures taken with the Leica S1 digital camera are apparently of excellent resolution (by reputation only - I have no firsthand knowledge) - just that exposure times are of two minutes or more (the new S1 highspeed now only takes 18 secs, but I don't know if quality is reduced. Neil.