Re: Return to film... True!
- From: "Beach Bum" <e.cartman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 15:43:48 GMT
"Dave E" <dave@xxxxx> wrote in message
> > How will I read the menu options if I cover the LCD? The only way to
> > mirror lock up is electronically on the 20D. :)
> Hi Mark,
> hopefully you can see my point somewhere in there. :-)
Yes, just funning around a bit. :)
> Mate, all this 'advancement' you talk of - what has it done to
> really? As for affordable film gear, you don't need a degree in economics
> to understand why this is so.
In theory the way a market is supposed to work is that the manufacturer
takes cues from the consumer. So the more involved photographers (i mean
the artist types) get with the manufacturers the better the next generation
of cameras will be. Maybe we can even convince them that middle gray isn't
middle gray. ;)
Look at the relationship between Apple and it's consumers - that's what we
need in photography. Unfortunately it would probably take a startup company
to create such a revolution in this industry.
> As for the GA point - I'm also a pilot - flying to me is about the romance
> and joy of being up there - I'm trying not to lose sight of that in the
> clutter of all the new technology that's arriving...
I wasn't talking so much about the new technology. My point was that if GA
took off the way cameras have in the last couple of years, it would be
cheaper to buy planes, cheaper to maintain them, cheaper to fly. And
anything that makes it more affordable to fly means I can spend more time in
the air - well that's a good thing. :)
Digital technology has brought photography to many people who might never
have gotten into it because of all the perceived hassle of film. Sure many
of them are the dreaded snap shooters, but many of them are true artists
too. Anything that enables new artists, IMHO, is a good thing.
FWIW, I know at least 3 people who started digital about 3 years ago and now
they're shooting film for the first time in their lives and 2 of them are
talking about buying medium and large format cameras. I can guarantee that
they never would have taken a second look at photography if it wasn't for
the easy of entry into the digital world.
> my background is in
> financial/software engineering, so I'm a numbers boy too. :-) The big
> threat to GA here is that it doesn't bring a great return and so in Sydney
> it is being squeezed out to be replaced by passenger-carrying operations,
> apartments (Hoxton Park) etc. Very sad but probably inevitable.
Ditto here. We recently had a victory in St. Petersburg, FL. We saved
Albert Whitted Field via voter referendum. It was about to become water
front condos. They'll have to wait 20 years to try that again. Gotta keep
working to preserve GA - it's an ongoing struggle.
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