Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/09/20

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Subject: [Leica] Professional Leica Users?
From: imagist3 at (Lottermoser George)
Date: Wed Sep 20 09:05:46 2006
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Sorry Philip - But, unless you're talking about zone system  
processing with D-23 or some other exotic frame by frame control,  
digital today is fully capable of achieving as much detail in  
highlights and shadows as any roll of film you'll develop according  
to manufacturer's recommendations. The 5d allows for ASA settings  
from 50 - 3200 on the fly. Now I'm not claiming that the "detail" is  
captured in the same way or has the same look. I still have a great  
deal of appreciation for film grain, however large or small it may  
be. And digital has a different look than film. But at this point in  
time "detail" is no longer an issue when compared to 35mm film. If  
you're talking medium or large format film then "detail" remains a  
talking point - until you bring in the 22 megapixel medium format  
backs - at which point it becomes mute again.

George Lottermoser

On Sep 20, 2006, at 10:43 AM, Philip Forrest wrote:

> ability to capture detail in the
> highlights and shadows that digital can't yet,

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