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Old April 22nd 18, 10:44 PM posted to
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Default The last days of analog

In article , Eric Stevens

No software can emulate a lens and body that can tilt in any direction
and distance. Not in all the aspects, because the focus changes.

almost all, but for the ones that it can't, there are tilt/shift lenses
and/or bellows. however, they're rarely, if ever needed.

Nor do they have the full range of adjustments available in a
technical camera.

what part of they're no longer needed is not clear??

there are *other* options available to replace the outdated primitive
methods and equipment.

Do tell.

stitching is the main one. computational photography is another and
advancing rapidly.

there is *so* much detail in this photo that you can see into some
windows and read the ads on the sides of city busses. one of the
commenters found naked sunbathers.
The largest photo ever made of NYC. 360 New York City gigapixel. If
you printed this image at a standard photo resolution of 300DPI, it
would be 18 meters or 57 feet wide, and 9 meters / 28 feet tall.
That's a big photo! For more information about this panorama, please
contact us.

an 8x10 view camera is a toy in comparison.

But so it should be. An enormous number of images went into the
construction of the one you have just cited.

so what?

an enormous number of hours went into adjusting his 8x10 camera along
with many more hours for *each* of his cibachrome prints, and if he
wants additional prints, he has to do the darkroom work all over again
and the results won't be identical either (plus there's the stench of
ciba chemistry).

while the above is an extreme example, it clearly shows how much more
capable and advanced digital is compared to primitive film.

there is no possible way anyone could get that level of detail with an
8x10 film camera. if you were to zoom in on the 8x10 image (a crop),
you'd see film grains. with the above image, you see more detail.