[rollei_list] Re: age old digital vs film debate...again...was RE: OT Ancient Computers

  • From: Marc James Small <marcsmall@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 11:03:00 -0500

At 10:16 AM 1/14/2009, jon.stanton@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>I have a friend/tax client whose tax returns I have prepared for years
>that "converted" from film to digital. His film and processing costs
>dropped from just over $20k to $400...he wondered why he owed taxes!
>(He refuses to pay quarterly estimates) This is a guy that swore with
>his right hand on the NYT (Holy Scripture in his mind) that he would
>NEVER -EVER go digital...Then his clients required it...

And how much were his conversion costs. How much did he pay for the digital camera? How much for the new computer? How much for the new printer? How much for the fancy inks and spiffy paper? And what about the need to upgrade every six months or so? Film is cheap and film processing is cheap. Digital is EXPENSIVE and really inconvenient.

Marc


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