question 35 mm vs digital

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Duke Of Earl, Dec 13, 2007.

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    Duke Of Earl Guest

    I have a Niko 35 mm top of the line 35 mm but have a question.
    I see many have gone digital but does anyone here still like the 35 mm?
    Or should I wait till the megapixle goes higher.
    Duke Of Earl, Dec 13, 2007
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    Chris Hills Guest

    TO be honest anything over 6MP with good lenses ie Nikon/Cannon etc will
    be OK for most things. You only have to look at the cameras used to
    take the pictures in the photo magazines to see the quality.

    The Pros are using (depending on which part of the industry 4-12MP) The
    newspapers can get away with 4MP, I recently had a single picture on a
    full page tabloid with a 6MP Nikon.

    In fact you will be very hard pressed to find any pro (outside a studio
    or medium format) who has not already gone digital. Have you noticed a
    sudden drop in quality of photos in magazines? I doubt there is one
    photo in them that has been taken in the last couple of years that is
    not digital
    Chris Hills, Dec 13, 2007
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    Ken Hart Guest

    I'll go digital when they can pry the film from my cold dead fingers!

    The camera is a tool. The digital camera performs some tasks better than a
    film camera, a film camera performs some tasks better than a digital camera.
    Figure out which tool is best for the job and use that one. For me and the
    work I do, film is better.
    Ken Hart, Dec 13, 2007
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    Joel Guest

    I went digital over a decade ago, so I know I won't wait <bg>
    Joel, Dec 13, 2007
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    Mr. Strat Guest

    I never liked 35mm. The negs were way too small.
    Mr. Strat, Dec 13, 2007
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    ray Guest

    Well, that's entirely up to you. How large do you generally print? 5mp is
    overkill for an 8x10. FWIW - yes, I've 'gone digital' but I still retain
    my 35mm SLR for occassions when I feel it is more appropriate.
    ray, Dec 13, 2007
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    Frank Arthur Guest

    Always wait. The megapixel number will rise each year.
    I still use glass negatives and was waiting for roll film ASA goes
    high enough.
    Remember the slogan "Wait-Procrastinate-Stand firm"!
    Frank Arthur, Dec 13, 2007
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    Duke Of Earl Guest

    To all who answered my letter I appreciate them allot.
    Duke Of Earl, Dec 13, 2007
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    Joel Guest

    Hmmm.. but we wanna know if you decide to go digital or faithful to film
    Joel, Dec 13, 2007
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    Not4wood Guest

    Solve the problem and do both. Film had its place. At this level of
    technology, there is nothing film can or cant do that digital can or cant
    do. They both do the same things. Its your end product on what you want to
    establish or needs are that dictate what you should have to use.

    Anything you can do, my digital can do as well. Which is a nicer end
    result? Which one is the wet process or which one was made in my
    printer???? Even I cant tell for sure.

    Not4wood, Dec 14, 2007
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    Not4wood Guest

    I'm sorry I forgot to add, if you want larger maybe mural size prints.
    There are print houses that can do that with digital as well even on
    specialized canvas papers.

    Not4wood, Dec 14, 2007
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    Duke Of Earl Guest

    Joel faithfull to film but a cheap digi for ebay hehe
    Duke Of Earl, Dec 14, 2007
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    John Klijnen Guest

    How high do you think the megapixels have to be?
    Honestly, when they reached 6 megapixels it was enough for me!
    Greets John
    John Klijnen, Dec 14, 2007
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    Duke Of Earl Guest

    Duke Of Earl, Dec 14, 2007
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    Scott W Guest

    You did not say what kind of digital camera you are looking at
    getting, it does make a difference. With fairly cheap DSLRs I really
    don't see much point in shooting 35mm film. On the other hand using a
    P&S digital compared to a SLR film camera could be somewhat

    As for how many pixels you need, 6MP seems to keep most people happy.

    There are a few people still shooting film that believe you need 20MP
    to match 35mm film, to date I have not seen a image from 35mm that
    would come close to backing up this claim.

    Scott W, Dec 14, 2007
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    Joel Guest

    I do use eBay to save money, but I don't see many good price for good
    digital camera on eBay.
    Joel, Dec 14, 2007
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    Joel Guest

    Sure, even 3-4MP would be plenty good for 8x10" print, but if you need to
    CROP away 1/2 or 2/3 of the whole 3-4GB then you may have enough pixel for
    good 4x6" print or so.

    So, the most important part is how much left after cropped. Example with
    my 10.xMP I can crop the HEAD of a full body shot to turn into headshot, and
    still have more than enough pixel for a good 4x6" print. But with 3-4MP
    then you may end up with few hundred of KP.
    Joel, Dec 14, 2007
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    Ernest Guest

    I use both. Why does it have to be one or the other?

    There are other factors that need to considered in addition to the
    megapixels on a digital camera.
    Ernest, Dec 14, 2007
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    Marvin Guest

    35 mm is obsolete. Most folks think it is, and the market
    for cameras and films is way down. A 12 Mp digicam equals
    the resolution of 35 mm film, and it has many advantages.
    Marvin, Dec 14, 2007
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    Ken Hart Guest

    35mm film is far from obsolete. The market for (new pro level) 35mm cameras
    is low because the cameras are made better than digital cameras and they
    last longer.
    35mm 100 speed color print film has the capability of capturing the
    equivalent of 30Mp. Detail of that magnitude requires optical printing--
    scanning and printing takes the negative back down to a digital quality
    Ken Hart, Dec 14, 2007
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