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

  • From: Eric Goldstein <egoldste@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 15:54:32 -0500

Hi Frank -

I know that debating these matters with yourself leads to quicker
agreement, but you are the only Frank in this discussion... ;-)

And I must say you are quite the kidder, pretending not to know the
difference between a statement of your recent personal experience,
which is plausible and valuable, and blatantly false blanket statement
such as this one:

> In all practical ways digital has exceeded the capability of film for
> some time.

Glad we got some precision and "resolution" (yikes sorry) into the discussion...


Eric Goldstein

- -

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 12:09 PM, Frank Dernie wrote:

> On the contrary, Frank, I believe both statements to be true. In all my
> recent experience digital -is- in all practical ways superior to film. OTOH
> it is a matter of personal choice so if somebody wants to use film that is
> fine by me :-)
>
>
> On 13 Jan, 2009, at 16:46, Eric Goldstein (not another Frank) wrote:
>
>> Frank, glad to read this much more reasonable and modest statement
>> about digital's capabilities, and your own personal abilities and
>> tastes, in contrast to this earlier statement:
>>
>>> In all practical ways digital has exceeded the capability of film for
>>> some time. Certainly if there is an
>>> effect which one wishes to achieve, using a vintage LF lens for example,
>>> film may have to be the
>>> choice but that does not make film better, just an appropriate choice in
>>> some circumstances.
>>
>>
>> Eric Goldstein
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