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p.3 #1 · Did this camera save the film industry?


Agreed


Nov 26, 2012 at 05:31 PM
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p.3 #2 · Did this camera save the film industry?


michael49 wrote:
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An interesting study that was done two years ago through photography students of a local University (Ryerson), showcased young talent shooting in digital and film, all the work framed and exhibited in large(er) scale prints; the general consensus after a two week viewing was that in most cases the results were too close to tell.

You gents must have pretty impressive perception; my hat is off to you.



Nov 26, 2012 at 06:06 PM
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p.3 #3 · Did this camera save the film industry?


rattymouse wrote:
Longevity in question? Lomography just turned 20 years old.

The film store where I buy my film has half the store devoted to Holga's and Lomo. The manager says that sales of that gear has never been better.


In Toronto, we have a dedicated Lomo Store and according to the sales folks, the marketing is geared toward a lifestyle device and business is pretty good. But this store (or the fashion outlets that sell Lomos here) did not exist a few years back, nor did the demand; my comment was on what brought the late popularity in Lomo's and whether it will be sustained, not how long the company has been around.
If one compares the amount of hipstamatic images generated, to the actual film Lomo photos taken it's hard to argue the numbers and where the customer base lies.

The difference between it and digital used to be pretty evident a few years back, but now it is very subjective IMHO..



Nov 26, 2012 at 06:33 PM
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redisburning wrote:
...the trend in record sales says otherwise. things have improved year over year for the last handful of years..."

So did the sales for walkmans, discmans, and more specific to the film industry (for those of us old enough to have been there), the 110 format, the Kodak Disc format, the 24x18 half frame format and so on.

Ascending short term sales are not a marker on product longevity.




Nov 26, 2012 at 06:41 PM
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p.3 #5 · Did this camera save the film industry?


how is a few years short term?

a few years is a few years longer than a good economic forecaster can accurately predict, lol.

at any rate, vinyl records aren't comparable to film cameras; I can play my nice copy of Respighi's Birds at least a few hundred times if not indefinitely with care. It doesn't matter that they haven't printed a copy in 25 years, I should be able to enjoy it for the rest of my life and at worst I may need to find another copy at some point.

however, once Fuji finally pulls the rug out from under Acros I will be living on borrowed time with that one =/



Nov 27, 2012 at 12:12 AM
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dasrocket wrote:
An interesting study that was done two years ago through photography students of a local University (Ryerson), showcased young talent shooting in digital and film, all the work framed and exhibited in large(er) scale prints; the general consensus after a two week viewing was that in most cases the results were too close to tell.

You gents must have pretty impressive perception; my hat is off to you.


I'm sorry, but I can clearly see the difference between my film and digital images. There is an obvious difference in most cases, at least to my eyes.....

Here's a few examples......

Sony NEX 5N....






35mm Portra 160...






NEX....






35mm Portra 160...






5d2....






Portra 160....






Portra 160 again....







Nov 27, 2012 at 01:29 AM
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oh second thought, my ektar 100 shots came out very "digital" looking, which to me was not very interesting.

my favourite film was portra 160nc.



Nov 27, 2012 at 02:32 AM
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michael49 wrote:
I'm sorry, but I can clearly see the difference between my film and digital images. There is an obvious difference in most cases, at least to my eyes.....

Here's a few examples......


yes, those look different and i love the look of portra 160 too, but i really don't think it would be too difficult for somebody who was so inclined to make very similar looking images from your raw digital files. it's not quite as easy as making a film preset there needs to be some tweaking on the individual image basis, but in the vast majority of cases the look of film can be pretty closely matched on digital. the question for me is whether it's worth the time and if film has other advantages (it does for me).



Nov 27, 2012 at 04:26 AM
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p.3 #9 · Did this camera save the film industry?


I think the difference is more visible in medium format film than 35mm.


Nov 27, 2012 at 07:21 PM
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Xtobolic wrote:
I think the difference is more visible in medium format film than 35mm.


I agree with that. I mostly shoot 6x7 medium format these days, and I would never mistake one of my own images for a digital image.



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far less effort, skill and materials goes into a photo than a hand crafted original piece of art.

Baloney

Maybe thats why your stuff isnt that good.



Nov 27, 2012 at 09:00 PM
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oh come on painting is about a million times more mechanically demanding than photography.

even if we call the aesthetic part a draw painting is still lightyears higher in it's skill requirement.

look, most of you guys are a bit older and if we played chess for equivalent periods of time it is likely we would be equally matched. however, if we were to play broodwar I would slaughter you because at 40+ it's just not possible to play at 300+ apm for 30 minutes which I can in my early 20s.

it's the same difference between racing cars and racing bicycles.

if you want proof, take your favorite photograph and paint it. even as a person whose ability to draw is quite high compared to average I struggle to control a pencil or pen to the same degree as someone with real talent.

or, you know, you can continue to live in a fantasy world where anyone can do anything.



Nov 28, 2012 at 01:02 AM
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sebboh wrote:
yes, those look different and i love the look of portra 160 too, but i really don't think it would be too difficult for somebody who was so inclined to make very similar looking images from your raw digital files. it's not quite as easy as making a film preset there needs to be some tweaking on the individual image basis, but in the vast majority of cases the look of film can be pretty closely matched on digital. the question for me is whether it's worth the time and if film has other advantages (it does for me).


You may be right, however I own Color Efex and although i love some of the film filters i just can't match what i can get with film - its just different.



Nov 28, 2012 at 01:13 AM
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AmbientMike wrote:


Baloney

Maybe thats why your stuff isnt that good.


Mike -- I think the vast majority of humanity would agree with my assessment that fine art painting is quantitatively more expensive in time, materials, and experience. You're welcome to think what you like about my paintings, but I'm speaking about the entire subject.



Nov 28, 2012 at 01:19 AM
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redisburning wrote:
oh come on painting is about a million times more mechanically demanding than photography.

even if we call the aesthetic part a draw painting is still lightyears higher in it's skill requirement.

look, most of you guys are a bit older and if we played chess for equivalent periods of time it is likely we would be equally matched. however, if we were to play broodwar I would slaughter you because at 40+ it's just not possible to play at 300+ apm for 30 minutes which I can in my early 20s.

it's the same difference between racing cars and racing bicycles.

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+1, though i have no idea what broodwar is? 300+ apm? kids these days.



Nov 28, 2012 at 01:43 AM
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p.3 #16 · Did this camera save the film industry?


michael49 wrote:
You may be right, however I own Color Efex and although i love some of the film filters i just can't match what i can get with film - its just different.


i have never used color efex, but i believe i could get mighty close matching your images with rpp and lightroom.



Nov 28, 2012 at 01:44 AM
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Gunzorro wrote:
Mike -- I think the vast majority of humanity would agree with my assessment that fine art painting is quantitatively more expensive in time, materials, and experience. You're welcome to think what you like about my paintings, but I'm speaking about the entire subject.


I don't think you have much experience with fine art photography if you think that (as you clearly do). Where I come from, photographers spend years putting together bodies of work, sometimes using unusual materials and/or processes to do so. It's time consuming, demanding and requires a great deal of commitment and knowledge, among other things.



Nov 28, 2012 at 02:18 AM
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sebboh wrote:
+1, though i have no idea what broodwar is? 300+ apm? kids these days.




apm = actions per minute




Nov 28, 2012 at 02:25 AM
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redisburning wrote:
if we were to play broodwar I would slaughter you because at 40+ it's just not possible to play at 300+ apm for 30 minutes which I can in my early 20s.


I have watched quite a few tournament and high-level SCII videos over time, and have come to the conclusion that about 75% of the apm is wasted on keeping the apm high, and only the rest are actually doing anything. I think an efficient 40-year old would kick the sh[t out of a typical 22-year old in this game. Unfortunately (?) 40-year olds are not usually interested in SCII.



Nov 28, 2012 at 08:19 AM
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yeah, that's an innacurate conclusion.

1. bw has no multiple building selection and hotkeys can only hold 12 units so the apm requirement is much higher
2. everyone in GM for SCII has over 100 anyway.

btw I don't know why you take a dig at the value of playing starcraft when you are on the part of FM with the highest number of hobbyist photographers.



Nov 28, 2012 at 01:18 PM
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