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

  • From: "Peter K." <peterk727@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 14:08:03 -0800

The inks are standard in an Epson. There are different papers but they all
use one ink. Not much more than what you pay for chemicals and paper.
And as I stated, cheaper to send them out.

On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 11:27 AM, Carlos Manuel Freaza <
cmfreaza@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Good inks are expensive Peter, you are not including good inks cost, that
> is the main cost if you print your digital work regularly.In fact, when I
> want to print high quality digital files, I send it to the lab, it's cheaper
> than to print them at home and I obtain a chemical print on true
> photographic paper.-
>
> Carlos
>
>
> --- El mié 14-ene-09, Peter K. <peterk727@xxxxxxxxx> escribió:
>
> > De: Peter K. <peterk727@xxxxxxxxx>
> > Asunto: [rollei_list] Re: age old digital vs film debate...again...was
> RE: OT Ancient Computers
> > Para: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Fecha: miércoles, 14 de enero de 2009, 3:57 pm
> > Marc,
> >
> > Depends on the amount you shoot. A new computer is maybe
> > $1k. Printer? Well,
> > cheaper to send them to a lab than print then yourself. A
> > DSLR about $1000.
> > So if we take a roll of 36 exp and figure $10 for
> > processing and you shoot
> > 10,000 photos in a year (I am assuming someone is using
> > this for business)
> > then the cost would be $2,770 for film and developing not
> > including the
> > price to buy the film. So add another $5 or so per roll.
> > Savings the first
> > year $4100. After Computer purchased $3100. After computer
> > and new Digital
> > Camer purchase still a $2100 savings over processing. More
> > than enough to
> > pay for a printer if you want one.
> > Of course, if you shot one roll a month, its not worth it.
> > And if you scan
> > you photos you need the Computer and Printer not factor in
> > a $700-1K film
> > scanner.
> > And you could then sell your Leica to a collector and be
> > ahead of the game.
> > Peter K
> >
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 8:03 AM, Marc James Small
> > <marcsmall@xxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:
> >
> > > 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
> > >
> > >
> > > msmall@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > Cha robh bàs fir gun ghràs fir!
> > >
> > >
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