Exactly. To be blunt (flame suit on), these discussions always get side-tracked by engineers who attempt to measure and quantify and define, whereas the serious image makers can see the differences in subtleties and nuances and textures straight away... This reminds me of the debate between video tape and film in television production; a debate which is about to reprise itself in the motion picture world as soon as a digital standard is adopted. The serious image makers always saw the superiority of film, and to this day after over 60 years of video capture and 40 years of video tape, film is still the medium of choice for prime-time dramatic series and commercials (typically the most expensive productions on TV) no matter how many "film-like" processes the engineers come up with for tape to emulate it... Eric Goldstein -- On 7/17/07, Gene Johnson <genej2ster@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
for me it's not the resolution. Don't care so much. it's dynamic range, it's texture, it's ....personality. Digital images have a persistent sameness to them. Especially with medium and large format film, it's the ability to use selective focus more effectively. The sensors in digital cams are very small, and even portraits are many sensor lengths away. For nudes and still lifes, these are two very different media.
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