Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/04/28

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Subject: [Leica] digital transformation
From: at (Douglas Sharp)
Date: Thu Apr 28 04:31:25 2005
References: <r02010500-1038-8490F93BB79311D9B62B000A957A8242@[]> <001101c54ba9$1fd20160$1ae76c18@ted>

Ted, as ever, has hit the nail on the head.

The recent series of flowers I did was for a graphic designer who wanted 
some pictures PDQ - if I had had to wait for slide processing (I don't 
process my own stuff, no room), even overnight express, the subjects 
would have changed completely within hours -  more open, wilted, 
drooping etc. As it was he always got back to me within minutes and we 
managed to get the shots he wanted. Top marks for digital.

Film gets top marks when I'm out shooting locomotives, the motor drive 
on the R7 is faster and can shoot more consecutive shots than the 20D 
can, also the wide-angle lenses I've got stay wide. Until I can afford 
some very wides and an off-camera E-TTL flash set-up for the Canon, or 
unless some maniac gives me a full frame Canon DSLR for zero denaros,
it's going to be steam on film for a long time yet. Then again I often 
take a IIIG out for a walk 'cos it's fun to use.

Ted Grant wrote:

> The really good thing with digital is, it shows us our bad pictures 
> quicker! ;-) Therefore we get rid of them and viewers believe we're the 
> "wunder kids" of photography at what we show them. ;-)
> ted

In reply to: Message from kennybod at (Kenneth Frazier) ([Leica] digital transformation)
Message from tedgrant at (Ted Grant) ([Leica] digital transformation)