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Just a thought:-o
If we had started out with digital from the beginning, and then someone came up with the idea of film, everyone would probably transfer to the new medium because of it's simplicity.
Imagine the advertisers hype.
New! New! No complicated computer required!
Simply process your images in just a tank of the new developer!
Create massive enlargements with just a lamp and a lens.
Get up to date with this new advance in photography!
One can dream can't one )
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Personally I believe, very strongly, that in 25 years time digital photography will be replaced by artists. Instead of having to lug heavy camera bags around, we should all have a resident artist, who will not only carry themselves from A to B, but will do away with all that fiddly editing in Photoshop 27 (V2.02.34, by simply drawing the bits of a scene that you want, in the colours that you want. There will be no more having to decide which lens to buy, and as for zoom lenses... with a simple spoken command, the artist can be ordered to move closer to, or away from the subject. (Of course there are risks involved to the equipment for say, wildlife photography involving dangerous animals, so spare artists may be required for this. In monetary terms, a good artist will work out far cheaper than the cost of upgrading your old digital camera and computer, and will happily live off scraps thrown from the family table after meal times. Storage may be a problem, the average artist requires not much more floor space than the average camera bag, but will however require a little more vertical space above it. For security purposes, artists may be chained to a secure bolt on a floor or wall, and be engraved with the owners postcode.
So come on, we all know it makes sense.
Indeed it does. But what about artist upgrades?
There would obviously several different models, such as:
The Dali Super Abstract, with optional clock repairer attachment.
The Da Vinci Enigmatic, portrait model, also useful for inventing new gadgets.
The Constable Serene, for quiet landscapes.
The Picasso Screwball, for portraits of people you don't like.
The Lowry Infant, ideal for teaching primary schools.
The Jackson Pollock Specialist, designed to produce b.....ks for the gullible.
And many others
Artists can be upgraded using verbal programming techniques, though it should be remembered that faulty artists can often be repaired by a swift and accurate kick to certain vital areas, ensuring that your new software remains active in their memory.
In a few years the idea that you can't at least have a glimpse of the finished product immediately after photographing it will seem weird. We live in an 'instant satisfaction' world and that's sure not going to go away!!
Could have sworn this discussion was about lenses!
Continuity generally stays well clear of the forums around here
Carabosse, I'm sure in the future we'll be able to print out images before we've captured them, and then only capture if we're sure we like what we see on the printout ...
'Continuity' ... what's that??!
i thought this thread was about the sharpest lens in the world. alan
It was, but it got boring so we went controversial )
IT didn't get a chance to get boring - it was only 2 messages long before it got hijacked by the digital crusaders.
He he he!!!
Oh well back to the topic then: the sharpest lens is the one - on my DIGITAL CAMERA !!!!!!!
Sorry....it's late - I'd better go to bed!
Only the technophiles, who must have the best gear available.
It's the person behind the lens that takes the pix.
Anyway, just having the sharpest lens is only half the story, the processing and enlarging is just as important, probably more so.
There's no point in having a pin sharp neg/ DI file, if the processor/printer doesn't do it justice!
Just going OT for a sec,(again??) why do people buy expensive cameras with superb lenses and then place a UV filter covered in Vaseline in front of it, to produce blurred pix that could be done just as well with an old Kodak Box Brownie?
Seems mad to me ;-o
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