The film/digital battle gets nasty!

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Phred, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. Phred

    Phred Guest

    Hope you were all glued to your TVs watching "Midsomer Murders" on ABC
    this evening [Sunday 19 Aug 2007].

    First, the superannuated old film addict got murdered and the
    super aggressive digital bloke was a prime suspect.

    Next, the super aggressive digital bloke gets murdered and the chief
    cop becomes the prime suspect -- largely because framed [in both
    senses] by a manipulated digital image.

    Finally, it turns out the lonely loser was guilty and it was all about
    sex anyway. :)

    Cheers, Phred.
    Phred, Aug 19, 2007
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  2. Phred

    Murray Guest

    I had to smile when the digital man's battery went flat so
    suddenly! Just like that - nothing.

    What was the camera the analog man was wielding? I was
    working on the Kiev 4 and thought that was it - a Contax
    but the last glimpse showed it to be a Leica, I think.

    Murray, Aug 19, 2007
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  3. Phred

    Rob Guest

    Now your spoilt that - I recorded it - bugger.
    Rob, Aug 19, 2007
  4. As always~
    They couldn't have exaggerated the "oldness" of film photography enough. :p
    As someone else said, the battery scene was a classic. And the digital
    guy reminded me of a bikie/gangster/brit mix.

    I guess only the Brits can get away with such a ridiculous storyline,
    but it was very interesting I have to say.
    Typical.. :)
    David Fairbrother, Aug 19, 2007
  5. Phred

    Phred Guest

    My DiMAGE Z10 does that. "Battery exhausted" and it's comatose.
    Can't help you there.
    Cheers, Phred.
    Phred, Aug 19, 2007
  6. Phred

    Phred Guest

    I tried to warn you... You should have stopped reading after my first
    paragraph! :)

    Cheers, Phred.
    Phred, Aug 19, 2007
  7. Phred

    Doug Jewell Guest

    Likewise, my Canon S2IS - Battery full one moment, take a shot and it says
    "change the batteries" and turns off. If I'm lucky it will indicate low
    battery for enough time to get one shot out of it. Usually though it goes
    straight from indicating full to empty.
    Doug Jewell, Aug 19, 2007
  8. Phred

    Mr.T Guest

    So do most electronic shutter, film cameras. Nothing new there. Isn't that
    why you simply carry spare batteries?

    Mr.T, Aug 20, 2007
  9. Phred

    Phred Guest

    Yep, I didn't see anything unusual about how the poor bugger's battery
    died. The whole scene was completely over the top though -- indeed, a
    number of other scenes in that episode were too. Probably explains
    why people are turning off from that series now. I guess the writers
    have reached the limits of their creativity for the theme. [Talking
    about ABC TV's "Midsomer Murders", for those who came in late.]

    Cheers, Phred.
    Phred, Aug 20, 2007
  10. Phred

    Rob Guest

    Rob, Aug 20, 2007
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