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Old October 13th 03, 11:13 AM
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You don't need a computer. You don't need a photo quality printer. (Ink
and paper are expensive) You don't need special software, You don't
have to spend time in front of the computer looking at your shots.
(Drop the film off and pick it up the next day or when you are done
shopping) You don't have to print, with your computer and printer and
software and your time, the shots you want to share with friends. The
faster the printer, the more expensive it is.


You don't need any of this stuff to go digital either if you really don't
want to. There are plenty of places where you can take your memory card and
get prints done, and a CD with all the images (think film neagatives here).
At its simplest, a digital camera is like using film except you can check
the pics on the LCD after you have taken them, and only print the ones you
want to keep.

Most people see using a computer with their digitals as an advantage as they
can do their own "darkroom" tasks without the expense and hazardous
chemicals.



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Old October 14th 03, 01:41 AM
Bob Sull
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wrote:
You don't need a computer. You don't need a photo quality printer. (Ink
and paper are expensive) You don't need special software, You don't
have to spend time in front of the computer looking at your shots.
(Drop the film off and pick it up the next day or when you are done
shopping) You don't have to print, with your computer and printer and
software and your time, the shots you want to share with friends. The
faster the printer, the more expensive it is.



You don't need any of this stuff to go digital either if you really don't
want to. There are plenty of places where you can take your memory card and
get prints done, and a CD with all the images (think film neagatives here).
At its simplest, a digital camera is like using film except you can check
the pics on the LCD after you have taken them, and only print the ones you
want to keep.

Most people see using a computer with their digitals as an advantage as they
can do their own "darkroom" tasks without the expense and hazardous
chemicals.


So the only advantage to digital is you see what you think you got right
away.....

Bob


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Old October 14th 03, 02:56 AM
Francis A. Miniter
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Bob Sull wrote:

wrote:

You don't need a computer. You don't need a photo quality printer.
(Ink
and paper are expensive) You don't need special software, You don't
have to spend time in front of the computer looking at your shots.
(Drop the film off and pick it up the next day or when you are done
shopping) You don't have to print, with your computer and printer and
software and your time, the shots you want to share with friends. The
faster the printer, the more expensive it is.



You don't need any of this stuff to go digital either if you really
don't
want to. There are plenty of places where you can take your memory
card and
get prints done, and a CD with all the images (think film neagatives
here).
At its simplest, a digital camera is like using film except you can
check
the pics on the LCD after you have taken them, and only print the
ones you
want to keep.

Most people see using a computer with their digitals as an advantage
as they
can do their own "darkroom" tasks without the expense and hazardous
chemicals.



So the only advantage to digital is you see what you think you got
right away.....

Bob


Just yesterday I went out to buy a new scanner for my office. The the
old scanner and software on it had become obsolete and when the hard
disk supporting it crashed, I could not find the software disks to
reinstall it. So, new scanner, new software for scanning, new optical
recognition program. I am glad nothing importatant was lost - I think,


Francis A. Miniter

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Old October 14th 03, 09:08 AM
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So the only advantage to digital is you see what you think you got right
away.....


If you don't have a PC then yes, pretty much. But this is a significant
advantage, don't you think?



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Old October 16th 03, 10:39 PM
Norman Worth
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For equivalent cameras, film is cheaper. This is especially true at the
point and shoot level.

"Knack" wrote in message
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I found a really nice Olympus Accura Zoom 105 point and shoot 35mm film
camera at a web store. It has a zoom lens range of 38-105mm (3x), but the
reasons for instead buying a digital camera seem compelling enough.

What are the advantages, if any, of a film camera over a digital camera

when
comparing two cameras of the same zoom range?




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Old October 17th 03, 03:39 AM
Ken Hart
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"Norman Worth" wrote in message
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For equivalent cameras, film is cheaper. This is especially true at the
point and shoot level.

"Knack" wrote in message
k.net...
I found a really nice Olympus Accura Zoom 105 point and shoot 35mm film
camera at a web store. It has a zoom lens range of 38-105mm (3x), but

the
reasons for instead buying a digital camera seem compelling enough.

What are the advantages, if any, of a film camera over a digital camera

when
comparing two cameras of the same zoom range?


Here's a website that, IMHO, does a good comparison of film vs digital:
www.williamsphotographic.com/digital


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Old October 23rd 03, 03:14 AM
YD
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On Mon, 13 Oct 2003 21:56:04 -0400, "Francis A. Miniter"
wrote:

Bob Sull wrote:

wrote:

You don't need a computer. You don't need a photo quality printer.
(Ink
and paper are expensive) You don't need special software, You don't
have to spend time in front of the computer looking at your shots.
(Drop the film off and pick it up the next day or when you are done
shopping) You don't have to print, with your computer and printer and
software and your time, the shots you want to share with friends. The
faster the printer, the more expensive it is.



You don't need any of this stuff to go digital either if you really
don't
want to. There are plenty of places where you can take your memory
card and
get prints done, and a CD with all the images (think film neagatives
here).
At its simplest, a digital camera is like using film except you can
check
the pics on the LCD after you have taken them, and only print the
ones you
want to keep.

Most people see using a computer with their digitals as an advantage
as they
can do their own "darkroom" tasks without the expense and hazardous
chemicals.



So the only advantage to digital is you see what you think you got
right away.....

Bob


Just yesterday I went out to buy a new scanner for my office. The the
old scanner and software on it had become obsolete and when the hard
disk supporting it crashed, I could not find the software disks to
reinstall it. So, new scanner, new software for scanning, new optical
recognition program. I am glad nothing importatant was lost - I think,


Francis A. Miniter


Most manufacturers' sites have software and drivers for their old
hardware on the support pages. Some time ago I set up a ratty old
Genius scanner for a friend this way. I'm aware you won't need this by
now unless you install it elsewhere but might be handy to know in the
future.

- YD.

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