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

  • From: "dnygr" <dnygr@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 17:03:13 GMT

Marc makes a good point about the upgrades.
A friend has a big Epson printer. He does great work and bought aftermarket 
software that allows him to match the printer's capabilities to the paper he is 
using much better than the extra software Epson uses. 
The software costs him about $1,000. He has had to upgrade once since buying it 
two years ago. Cost of the upgrade, another grand. 
Then there's the issue of the inks. That stuff must cost $100,000 a gallon. 
Doug
-----Original Message-----
From: "Marc James Small" <marcsmall@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent 1/14/2009 10:03:00 AM
To: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [rollei_list] Re: age old digital vs film debate...again...was RE: OT 
Ancient ComputersAt 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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Cha robh bàs fir gun ghràs fir!
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