This is, admittedly, sort of a random, grab-bag of leftovers. Let’s look at them in order of sensor size. Once again, digital wins in terms of contrast, color and saturation; film wins in terms of soul. And, again, they’re all pictures, and all have some sort of purpose. It’s probably more preference than anything. I […]
Bokeh really is all about the size of the recording medium. Again, it’s contrast, saturation, sharpness vs raw physicality. But this time, the difference between the 1.5 crop and the ‘full frame’ is obvious… InshaAllah one day I’ll get my hands on a medium format or 4×5 (or 8×10…) and see what real bokeh looks like.
So these pictures are more or less different: one is in a greenhouse on a bright, sunny day; the other is at a roadside picnic spot on a cloudy day. But there’s something similar, maybe, compositionally anyway. Again, the differences come down to saturation, contrast, sharpness. But there’s also grain & bokeh. The grain off […]
Continuing on with the compare/contrast event, here are some examples of looking through things, looking past things, with two small, point-and-shoot-type cameras and two slr-type cameras: the Lomo LC-A, Olympus C-5050, Nikon D7000 and Nikon FG. This isn’t quite as straightforward a comparison as yesterday’s, and it’s more about lens characteristics than anything else. But […]
I ended up at 3 different nurseries with 3 different cameras. I didn’t much realize it until later, but it makes for a good opportunity to compare/contrast digital and film cameras. Disclaimer: I’m not interested in disparaging either: pretty, fun, decent, mediocre, bad, artistic, etc. pictures have been made with both, and it’s not about […]
And it is, too… but you’ll have to open this up and read it to find out what it is. No more hints.
So… as part of a plan for a new project—and in the interest of denying my gear lust, or at least lowering the cost associated with it some—I decided to buy a film camera instead of the D750. What did I buy? How did I decide? Read on to find out…