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Old June 8th 04, 12:52 AM
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C J D wrote:

Stacey wrote:

nospam wrote:
what if your studio has a fire and the negatives are destroyed? with
digital, the backups can be kept offsite, completely avoiding this
problem. and unlike film, copies are 100% identical - no generation
loss from a 'backup' of a negative.

Well since a medformat negative is WAY better than any digital camera,
even a dupe of a medformat negative is going to be better than a digital
camera shot.


Way better in what way? Sharpness, gradation, perhaps - in the original
negative. A duplicate negative will lose gradation, specially in the
shadows and highlights, and a dupe of a dupe will be crappola regardless
of the format.

Still will look better than a digicam...

If you believe there is this much loss, scan the film and dupe it that way
if keeping the image safe from fire is the reason for not using film.
That's a silly argument IMHO for using a digital camera. How many people
burn dupe CD's and store them off site anyway?


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