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Windows 7: Digital Photography?

19 Mar 2010   #21
synii78

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Syg....yeah I heard of the canon flatbed film/scanners. I was looking at the 8800 series.

Thanks for the photo.net link. I saw it a couple of times but wasn't sure what kind of forum was it.
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19 Mar 2010   #22
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The forums are pretty good and have a lot of info. I compiled this info from them as well - Getting your Nikon Coolscan to work on W7 x64

Peace.
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20 Mar 2010   #23
HJA

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by synii78 View Post
Hmm since this is somewhat a photo thread. Anyone know of any good photography forums? Preferably for 35mm film? It's been about 10yrs since I was out of loop and want to get back into it.

Try Photography - PopPhoto.com Offers Camera Reviews and Exclusive Photo Tips and click the forums link. They have a "Film Lives" section. It's a really good info site.
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20 Mar 2010   #24
Lens Pirate

Win 7 64 Ultimate- Win 7 Home premium 64- XP- Adndroid 3.1 and 2.3 Ubantu- Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Peoples interest in keeping film cameras alive interests me.

I Understand that film cameras have more dynamic range. But since the modern print process and the limited range of the printers renders that advantage moot I am not sure I see the point.

I my mind camera bodies are throw away items. They take wear during use and die. Lens purchases on the other hand are forever. Why not transition to digital SLR instead of spending cash for a scanner and continuing to have film and development costs?

IQ on modern DSLRS is fantastic. The Canon 5D MK2 takes images that only trained eyes in controlled conditions can distinguish from film. There may be visible differences between the two media types, but no longer ones that negatively impact the Art, beauty, or impact of the image.

I guess my direct observation/question is this: If at any point in your image capture to print process your image converts to digital or your image is manipulated digitally...what is the point of shooting film in the first place?

From the opposite view point there are so many clear advantages to shooting Digital that even the most die hard film purists are starting to either convert or risk becoming irrelevant.

Just thinking out loud... Not wanting to argue. Hopefully this conversation can stay fun! Nikon guys do tend to fly off the handle pretty easy though.... lol
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20 Mar 2010   #25
synii78

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Hehe I'm more of a Canon guy. As to your interest, (I can't speak for everyone). I love both mediums. I have a reg digi cam (sony cybershot t70) and I love it to take reference photos and when I'm out with my friends.

Since my 1st camera was film...it'll be that for a while. Eventually I'll DSLR but I'm in no rush atm.
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20 Mar 2010   #26
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lens Pirate View Post
I guess my direct observation/question is this: If at any point in your image capture to print process your image converts to digital or your image is manipulated digitally...what is the point of shooting film in the first place?
A dying art form that only a few know now. Thus it makes the print more valued, everyones doing digital, only a "few" are doing film.

I shoot exclusively film and convert to digital, this gives me the best of both worlds - Digital and film print.

With todays technology, yes, digital is the way to go, but if you know how to shoot film, why stop?

I'll be going digital in a few months (hopefully the funding will be there), but intend on keeping my film bodies as I love B&W film.

As to is which is better...well... is chocolate better than Vanilla?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lens Pirate View Post
From the opposite view point there are so many clear advantages to shooting Digital that even the most die hard film purists are starting to either convert or risk becoming irrelevant.
No more irrelevant than the masses who shoot digital because it's easy...and cheaper.

Again, its a dying art form that "everyone's not doing which would make it more valued artisitc piece

My two cents.
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