Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/04/09

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Subject: Re: [Leica] going digital WAS full time photogs
From: Dan Cardish <>
Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2002 09:49:24 -0400
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I did my little photo shoot yesterday with my Fuji 800 film.  The two rolls
I exposed are still waiting to be developed.  But the 65 shots I took with
my Minolta Dimage 7 (a 5 mp digicam) came out great, all of them perfectly
exposed.   At best, the exposures on film may equal the quality of the
digital images (except for the high grain of the 800 film), but I won't
know that until the negatives are back from the lab and scanned.

Dan C.

At 09:17 AM 09-04-02 -0400, John Brownlow wrote:
>On 4/8/02 11:23 PM, "John Collier" <> wrote:
>> Why bother switching if what you are using works? It is the resulting
>> images that count, not the process(es) to make them. I plan on using
>> Tri-X for a long time as it works for me too.
>The thing is that digital can be better. I know this sounds like heresy, but
>even the pictures from a CoolPix 5000 can have a quality to them that film
>cannot achieve. This is particularly true in color in marginal or low light.
>Moreover, at print sizes up to about 8x10 in this camera the images look
>remarkably like large format. Photographers do not turn to digital merely
>out of convenience or expedience but because it some respects it represents
>a genuine extension of the tools available to us.
>However as Tina says don't take them out in the rain.
>John Brownlow
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