Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/06

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Subject: [Leica] Trip to the Sequioas: analog and digital, like steel and wood
From: richard-lists at (Richard F. Man)
Date: Mon Sep 6 22:09:57 2004
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Definitely agree that digital is instant gratification, but really, the 
scanning film is not a major problem. It does add to the cost, but you can 
either spend major bucks and get a scanner with bulk film roller (Nikon is 
the only ones I know of, but I can be very wrong), or just have the lab 
scan them when you develop them. Either will cost you, but it is not a bad 
way to stay w/ analogue capture route.

At 09:52 PM 9/6/2004, Marc Attinasi wrote:
>...But for ease of use, and for carrying around and shooting, the digital 
>is great. No film, no processing, and I can show the kids their picture 
>instead of the back of a camera after I take it (funny how kids always 
>want to see the picture after I take it, and how disappointed they are 
>when it is not there on the back of the camera) :-)  And scanning all of 
>this film is a total nightmare and will take me literally months...
>The key is to use the right tool for the job. I have found over the course 
>of a week and about 500 shots that film is far superior to a 6MP prosumer 
>DSLR for nature shots. I'm fortunate to have both digital and analog gear, 
>but if I had to choose one, it would be the analog gear for sure. I hope 
>and pray that I can keep getting good film and good processing for the 
>rest of my life.
>OK I'm done blabbering now. I wonder what other people think about all of 

// richard (This email is for mailing lists. To reach me directly, please 
use richard at 

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