Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/09/30

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Subject: Re: [Leica] re: how easy/expensive is digital
From: Tina Manley <images@InfoAve.Net>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 21:19:03 -0400

At 08:53 PM 9/30/02 -0400, you wrote:

>digital's nice. it's not as fun as my m6 but i hate the process between
>pushing the shutter and seeing the result. and i hate the darkroom. and i
>hate developing film. and i hate spending money to have someone else develop
>it. mostly all i'm paying for now is $5 DVD's to store the images on....
>that's just me though, speaking anticdotally. your mileage may vary.

Kyle -

My mileage is the same.  And it is fun to print digitally!!  I love working 
with PhotoShop.  Not to make drastic changes or put Oprah's head on 
somebody else's body, but to adjust levels and bring the contrast back to 
what I actually saw when I took the photograph.  Piezography makes 
wonderful prints.  I've been printing almost constantly lately and I just 
hit the print button and walk off .  I couldn't do that in the 
darkroom!  I'd be stuck there all day breathing noxious fumes.

I'm not ready to go totally digital yet.  The Digilux has its good points 
but I love my M7.  If I had a digital back for the M7, it would certainly 
be tempting to give up film forever!  In the meantime, I have the best of 
both worlds by scanning film and printing digitally.


Tina Manley, ASMP

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