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Subject: RE: [Leica] Is digital photography necrophilia?
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2003 19:28:09 -0400

I realize the MAJOR benefit of digital whenever I sit down at the film

- --Jim
That, the savings in film and processing,being able to check flash
exposure and balance instantaneously, and not having to worry in any
serious way about color balance in terms of lighting on scene are it for
me, Jim.;-)

B. D.

- ----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tina Manley" <images@InfoAve.Net>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, October 19, 2003 10:57 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Is digital photography necrophilia?

> Jim -
> One of the reasons I've gone digital for long trips is to save my 
> knees.  One 10 ounce Digital Album holds 20 GB of photos and weighs 
> much less than the 300 rolls of film I would need to carry and get 
> through
> airport inspection.  I also carry a portable CD burner - very small 
> and light.  Both operate on AA batteries.  I can leave both 
> downloading in the hotel room or tent while I go down to the bar or 
> hammock ;-)
> Tina
> At 10:32 AM 10/19/2003 -0700, you wrote:
> >I will be in the Far East for a month this November, then in North 
> >Africa for a month in Dec/Jan.  I think I'll invite B.D. along to 
> >guard the
> >worth of digital accessories (laptops, hard drives, satphones, etc)
> >I walk away from the car to shoot, and to haul the two 30lb Pelican 
> >cases that contain it all in and out of hotels and inns, onto buses, 
> >trains,
> >Oh, and when surly border officials question us about why we are 
> >carrying
> >bunch of spy equipment, it will suddenly all belong to B.D!  "Gee 
> >sir, I don't know anything about that stuff.  It belongs to this guy 
> >here. No...sorry, I don't know him at all".  Every evening, I'll have

> >him do
> >downloading and backing up, while I go down to the bar.  When we get
> >we can all quiz him on the wonders of digital photography.
> >
> >All in fun!   ;-)
> >
> >--Jim (tongue firmly in cheek)
> Tina Manley, ASMP
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