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macroman  1115312 forum posts England
4 Jun 2003 - 2:26 PM

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.


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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 Wink)

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Miles Herbert
4 Jun 2003 - 6:14 PM

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.


4 Jun 2003 - 6:17 PM

Indeed it does. But what about artist upgrades?

macroman  1115312 forum posts England
4 Jun 2003 - 6:34 PM

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

Miles Herbert
4 Jun 2003 - 6:41 PM

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.

Carabosse e2 Member 1139449 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2003 - 8:48 PM

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!!

5 Jun 2003 - 12:22 PM

Could have sworn this discussion was about lenses!

edz2001  11513 forum posts
5 Jun 2003 - 12:27 PM

Continuity generally stays well clear of the forums around here Wink

TanyaH e2 Member 11532 forum postsTanyaH vcard United Kingdom40 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2003 - 1:49 PM

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 ... Wink

'Continuity' ... what's that??!

alan h.
alan h.  13275 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Jun 2003 - 2:04 PM

i thought this thread was about the sharpest lens in the world. alan

macroman  1115312 forum posts England
5 Jun 2003 - 8:00 PM

It was, but it got boring so we went controversial Wink)

durlstonp  11638 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2003 - 11:23 PM

IT didn't get a chance to get boring - it was only 2 messages long before it got hijacked by the digital crusaders.


durlstonp  11638 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2003 - 11:24 PM

Carabosse e2 Member 1139449 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2003 - 11:28 PM

He he he!!! Smile

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! Wink

macroman  1115312 forum posts England
6 Jun 2003 - 9:09 AM

Who cares?
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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