Why do I still shoot digital? By Aivaras Sidla

Why do I still shoot digital?

By Aivaras Sidla

Despite fact that film photography is slowly killing digital imaging, despite fact, that digital cameras produce poor results in good and moderate light, there is still fair amount of people shooting digital.

I was always intrigued about this issue and found out there is belief that digital could still produce better results in poor light and darkness. At least some people say so. I suppose this is temporary, until fast evolving film technology will close this gap. Or, on the other hand this could be only illusion, a want-believe of folk, who want to be different from the crowd. Those damn techno hipsters… Btw. I have a beard, but I shoot film, so I’m not one of them.

Being curious person, I found one of those dwindling and dusty new digital camera shops and bought camera. I tried it, I hocked. You know, maybe folks are right; maybe digital still has a slight edge in low light… For now at least.

See it for your self.

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All shots (not to much? J) are made with Fuji-X cameras (X100, X-E1, X-T1). Some with native XF35 F1.4 lens, some with Mitakon lens turbo adapter and Pentax lenses.

Readers, hope you have a sense of humor. J

Thanks,
Aivaras

More here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/aiwalit/

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15 Comments

  1. leaving a memory chip at the chemist and picking up the prints a week later and paying for each print wheather good or not.

  2. I remember digital: The photographer’s inability to toss images into a shoebox in the closet killed the medium. Long live borderless 4×6 drugstore prints!

  3. This brings back so many memories. Constantly having to charge up batteries. Prising a flimsy door open on the camera and pulling out a little plastic chip with all your “photographs” on it. It seems crazy now – we used to be happy just to see our images on a screen – never seeing them printed. I’ve still got one of those things in the attic, but whenever I get it out my grandchildren call me the “digital dinosaur”.

  4. Nice, dig the humour! I just experimented shooting Kodak BW400 at 3200 (pushed three stops in developing) just to see how it would cope, but the reality is you pick the best tool for your aritstic inspiration.

  5. Nice arty shots. And thought-provocing humour! I wonder if, in a future generation with some yet-to-be discovered technology, they will look back and laugh at us and say “gee, weren’t they so old fashioned making images on those antiquated digital sensors!”

  6. Be calm. Things are not they seem to be in this article. In fact they are on the contrary. (yes, I’m joking Vernon). But it was more fun to to it this way.

  7. “Despite fact that film photography is slowly killing digital imaging, despite fact, that digital cameras produce poor results in good and moderate light, ”

    Not sure if he is kidding or not.

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