Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/04/16

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Subject: [Leica] When We Have All-Digital Sensor Leicas...
From: jshul at (Jim Shulman)
Date: Sun Apr 16 16:59:28 2006

It's seems like a fascinating tool.  What if you'd returned from a digital
shoot and felt, "Darn!  Wish I'd been shooting Kodachrome 200 or Velvia 100
this afternoon--that would have been the perfect choice."  Or, more likely,
you might not want to wait for K200 or Velvia to return from the lab--but
now you could achieve close to the same effect in the final images.

It was inevitable that something like this would occur--I recall someone in
the late 90s predicting that one day we'd be able to dial a Kodachrome
setting on a digital camera.  Looks like we're getting to that point.

In a sense, it reminds me of digital pianos: they can sound very good,
almost close to the real thing.  However, even though the sound keeps
getting better, they are not an exact substitute.  A trained ear knows


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Don Dory
Sent: Sunday, April 16, 2006 7:46 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] When We Have All-Digital Sensor Leicas...

I think that while I will go digital for some things this year, film is
still available so I don't think that software is the answer for small time
folks like myself.  Now for a commercial shooter or stock, the ability to
make your images look like something else is a definate advantage.


On 4/16/06, Jim Shulman <> wrote:
> ...and still miss our film, there's always:
> Some of the simulations are downright scary--like GAF 500 (I remember that
> stuff well, grain the size of bowling balls.)
> Jim Shulman
> Bryn Mawr, PA

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