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Are we being too demanding of digital?
#1
Just doing some reflection of digital cameras vs their film counterparts, and our expectations of digital cameras these days. With every new digicam that comes out - be it a DSLR or point-and-shoot, we scoff if the shutter lag is greater than a millionth of a second, snigger when it can't capture a hundred frames per second...

With film cameras though, people have long accepted that if you buy a point-and-shoot camera, that's what you get. So what it didn't have spot metering or a grid overlay? You would get a SLR if you needed those "pro" features.

Are we being too demanding with digital? Big Grin
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#2
id say im about as demanding as i am with film cameras ..
basically ... i stil lsee things the same ...
if you want more power ..
you have to fork out more cash ..
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#3
Yes, we are too demanding. But with good reason, digital cameras are more expensive.
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#4
True true...
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#5
I am more demanding of a digital camera. It has a computer inside it after all - it should do a lot more for the money. They do lots more now - but not for the same $.
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#6
I own a DSLR and a film SLR. I can get the DSLR body used for eight or nine hundred bucks, and the film SLR goes for ninety nine bucks, I coul find ten of them right now on Ebay for that much. If I were to buy a film SLR that could do most everything my DSLR can do, other than display the images right away and never run out of film, I'd only have to pay a couple more hundred bucks. My case in point: The Nikon D70, what film body would you relate that to? the N80? N70? Those bodies go for a few hundred, not a grand.

I rest my case.


-matt-
"It's not what you look at, it's what you see..."
http://www.matthewsaville.com
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#7
Why doesn't my darned DSLR have a built-in wireless slave trigger??? Why doesn't it have a built-in 20GB hard drive, instead of a port for those wimpy 1GB flash cards? Why doesn't it have a built-in GPS receiver, or at least a compass???

Demanding? You bet!
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#8
Lol... you should rant here! Big Grin
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#9
Wooh I was thinking of a camera wishlist but couldn't come up with much, I like your ideas Mitch.

I think the medium format folks have got a good handle on things, wireless control and viewing via modded PDA, 20gb storage... could be the way of the future.
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#10
defintely sounds good... i second the wirelesss and HDD storage...
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