Originally Posted by dkirchge
No apologies necessary Bill, I for one wasn't taking anything personally... in fact, I was having fun with the discussion.
It's ironic too, since I was out on Labor Day with my Coolpix 8700 (story in another thread in the "completely different" forum) and came back totally disgusted that I'd spent so much money on the camera. I was very disappointed with the results and promptly started fondling my film cameras again.
In my case, it was a set of scanned negs from a Agfa Karat IV circa 1958 that I used to photograph Linville Falls alongside my Pentax *ist DS this last weekend. The Pentax images were great - no problems there. But the Agfa scanned images offered so much more detail - I could have cropped all day and still had useable prints - not so with the 6 mp Pentax image - not much room to crop and still have something printable. And my prime Pentax M42 lenses and Canon FD glass - even better than the *ist DS in terms of absolute quality. BUT - the digital offers me much more in the way of convenience. The negs I got back this time were unscratched and scanned like a champ - but that's not always the case. I spent weeks laboring over 300+ frames scanned of a wedding I shot - all negs were scratched, spotted, and so on. Digital I could have processed that same day.
So it's film for me - for important personal stuff and 'fine art' if that be something I'm actually capable of - and digital for things to make money with, such as parties and weddings and so on. But, every day brings new digital breakthroughs. I just wait and hope...