Digital/Film recap

In case you missed it, here are all the pictures from this last week’s digital/film, point-and-shoot/slr, compare/contrast fest. If you see something I missed in the last posts, please let me know. I don’t have much more to say about any of it, and it’s Saturday anyway, so get off the computer, go outside, and […]

Flowers: C-5050/D7000/FG

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 Battle: D7000/FG

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.

Different Circumstances: D7000/FG

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 […]

Looking through, looking past: LC-A/C-5050/D7000/FG

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 […]