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Re: The appeal of digital photography

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What is it about digital photography that makes it so attractive; is it the ability to see the results moments after triggering the shutter, or perhaps the aesthetic of digital rendering? Maybe it's the 'craft' that some find appealing, for instance the ability to focus-stack, image stabilisation, high dynamic range, or something else I haven't mentioned.

My first digital camera didn't have an LCD screen so you were fresh out of luck if you wanted to review immediately


For me digital rekindled my interest in photography after a long break.
The expense of film and processing had limited what I could afford to do so for several years I was a 3 rolls a year, snapshot photographer.

Taking as many or as few images I wanted before I could see the results and there being no incremental cost was a big factor.

Having our daughter also encouraged me to take to the camera much more frequently and that coincided with a 2MP+ digital camera becoming affordable.


Now I enjoy the immediacy of the result and the ability to share the results more or less instantly.

However as I've grown into the hobby being able to post process - crop, level, adjust shadows and highlights etc. means it can take weeks or even months before I've "finished" a holiday or family event and I'm ready to share the results. I now understand how to get all sorts of results from the same RAW "negative" so I mess with them more than I would have in the darkroom.
So I guess I'm heading back towards the days of deferred gratification from photography again
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Re: The appeal of digital photography

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My first digital camera didn't have an LCD screen so you were fresh out of luck if you wanted to review immediately


For me digital rekindled my interest in photography after a long break.
The expense of film and processing had limited what I could afford to do so for several years I was a 3 rolls a year, snapshot photographer.

Taking as many or as few images I wanted before I could see the results and there being no incremental cost was a big factor.
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Same here really, Id lost interest, was tired of lugging lots of kit and having an early, basic and simple digicam was wonderful again. I swore Id never get back into all the gear...... oh how I was wrong! I blame trying to photograph wildlife for me buying more and more kit. Then it got too heavy and I moved to M43.

I recently found one of my original digicams, a Fuji 4800,seems to still work but battery needs fixing (bought a new cell to graft inside the old battery case). Happy memories despite the no incremental cost factor literally costing me thousands!
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The expense of film and processing had limited what I could afford to do so for several years I was a 3 rolls a year, snapshot photographer
I was a wedding photographer, it was at least three rolls per job and that was using 120 roll film. I had a pal who helped and he used my 35mm stuff, he used to think is was a machine gun!!

The cost of film didn't enter into it, that was passed onto the customer, it took forever to sort them out. But than again, it did with digital.
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Re: The appeal of digital photography

There hasn't been much discussion about aesthetics - colour is good, but I'm not too sure about digital B&W without the expense of a Bayerless, eg the M246.

In my mind, B&W film is the gold standard and that sets the benchmark for digital - whether it's quite reached it yet (leaving the M246 out of the equation) is open to debate.

I'd love to see examples of digital B&W claiming to match film, especially from a u43 camera.
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