Re: PHOTOFORUM digest 5832

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Nope.  Actually, you're keeping up with the times!

:-)

Jorj



On 24-Oct-11, at 6:57 AM, Belinda Peters wrote:

I must be getting old, as the camera on my new iphone is spectacular. I went to the State Fair this past weekend and didn't even carry a camera.....just my new iPhone. Changed my habits already!

And I remember going into debt to buy one of the first digital cameras in the 80's. 

Yep, old.

Belinda
On Oct 22, 2011, at 11:02 PM, List for Photo/Imaging Educators - Professionals - Students wrote:

From: Dan Mitchell <danmdan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: PHOTOFORUM digest 5831
Date: October 22, 2011 5:01:41 AM EDT
To: List for Photo/Imaging Educators - Professionals - Students <photoforum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>




From: Karl Shah-Jenner <shahjen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: the Next Big Thing


While being able to play with DoF after the fact sounds appealing, this doesn't look like the camera to do it for me

just looking at their website https://www.lytro.com/camera I see an example pic of an 'out of focus' situation, showing the standard  HUGE depth of field found with tiny sensors...  horrible.  and that's supposed to be with the constant f2 lens.


Don't be too quick to write off this new technology or else we will all sound like those who dismissed digital cameras when the first consumer items appeared.  "It will never catch on" they said, "never replace REAL film", and now look - Polaroid has gone, Ilford has gone, Kodak may even follow them into oblivion - all because the public, in their millions, enthusiastically adopted the "new" technology.

I once used a Fuji bridge camera, a Leica digital camera, and a mobile (cell) phone - now 90% of my photography is done on an iPhone 4, soon to be replaced by the 8 MP iPhone 4S - such is progress.  Oh brave new world, that has such wonderful things in it.



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