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At 10:03 PM 7/6/99 -0700, Michael Greer wrote: >Why? As in why is it necessary to take a computer? Surely a few 128 MB Compact >Flash cards or a high capacity device like the 340 MB IBM Microdrive will do. >And why would a backup digital camera be necessary? Because of the relatively >high digital camera costs, use a film camera as the back up. How much does one of those 128 MB cards go for, pray tell? I'm not really up on prices and availability... but I had the impression that 64 MB was cutting edge, and not cheap. In any case, consider that a *single* film-scan image from an LS-30 or SprintScan Plus is 27 Mbytes... So you're talking LOTS of expensive memory cards, heavy compression, or both. The bride & groom may not care about the cost of your memory cards, but they probably will JPG artifacts playing on the bride's lovely smile. >> 2) process and proof of 220 film is a lot cheaper (and faster) than >> making digital prints > >But why make proof prints at all? With a digital shoot, you can do away with the >paper proofs. [Throw] 'em on the web and let the B&G few them there and select >what they want. Mmmm. At 56 Kbits/second? How many pictures? How many Kbytes per picture? It's a creative approach, I have to admit. You'd probably want some password-protection in there, while you're at it. B&G may not want to share their day with the world at large. Mike, I'm almost surprised to hear you evangelizing for the Digital Cause. I dunno. Hi-tech is a mixed bag, IMHO, and that's fine by me. I can "climb the learning curve" without buying today's hottest digicam. If the technology is advancing at the rate you claim, then using next year's best technology will involve no more effort than using this year's latest and greatest. As the equipment improves, it gets easier to use. Hell, in another year or two, they may even get color management under control so that you don't have to be Russel Williams or C.D. Tobie to make it work right. rafe b. - Please: Stay on topic. Trim quoted messages. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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