Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/01/12

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: [Leica] was Nikon film cameras now 1927 negatives
From: don.dory at (Don Dory)
Date: Thu Jan 12 11:38:56 2006
References: <> <>

Even I recognise the improved work flow that digital can offer.  Not having
to develop film frees picture taking to a single frame of interest.
Shooting every frame with the ability to create extremely high quality B&W
with any filter required just a channel mixer away are just a couple of
reasons to make the change.  Unfortunately for me, I have so wed myself to
the M's and LTM's that the other digital offerings just don't work for me;
this is a personal problem.

So, either Leica, or Zeiss will create a camera enough like an M that I will
be happy to shoot with it.  Then, like most things in life I will take the
two steps forward with digital and the one step back with the archival
issues.  It is all doable, just another set of skills and procedures to
learn and practice.  As a practical matter the DNR standard will help, as
will whatever DVD format becomes dominate with 20-25 gigabytes per disk.  At
some point flash memory of some kind will become cheap enough that data will
be kept on something that doesn't require moving parts.  Also, at some
point, things will stabilize and with some common standard then the digits
will be safe as Brian's doctoral? work predicted.


On 1/12/06, B. D. Colen <> wrote:
> But Don, if you feel the way you do, why would you possibly consider
> moving
> to the dMI? All it will be is a another digital body, albeit a rangefinder
> that takes M lenses. But it won't do anything to eliminate about what you
> perceive as digital's lack of impermanence.
> On 1/12/06 2:06 PM, "" <> wrote:
> > I rest Don's Case!
> >
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Sonny
> >
> >
> >
> > In a message dated 1/12/2006 12:50:44 P.M. Central  Standard Time,
> > writes:
> > The second example is a roll of 6X9  negatives that my grandmother had
> kept
> > from her mothers family.  They  were images from just before to just
> after
> > the 1927 flood on the  Mississippi.  The just before images show boats
> on the
> > river at the very  top of the levee, possibly fifty feet above flood
> stage at
> > that  location.  The following images are of ten feet of water as far
> as  the
> > eye can see lapping at the porch of the plantation house. (When
> that  house
> > was built they respected the river and built anything of
> real  importance way
> > above ground)
> >
> > Today, those images will be at best on a  hard drive in some
> landfill.  Like
> > Sonny, I am shooting film and  labeling negatives.  When I move to the
> dM I
> > will have to print far more  than I do now.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> > Leica Users Group.
> > See for more information
> _______________________________________________
> Leica Users Group.
> See for more information

Replies: Reply from bdcolen at (B. D. Colen) ([Leica] was Nikon film cameras now 1927 negatives)
In reply to: Message from SonC at ( ([Leica] was Nikon film cameras now 1927 negatives)
Message from bdcolen at (B. D. Colen) ([Leica] was Nikon film cameras now 1927 negatives)