Old debate, new field: Quality vs. Quantity
As far as Digital goes, it makes important advances in terms of getting cheaper and better. Is amazing to think that a little pocket camera will give you manual and automatic features in 7.1 Mpixels with about 900 pics at the highest resolution JPEG files like Olympus C-7000. You can shoot your heart out all week for less than $300.00 the price of the camera. Only the savings in film and processing for this kind of camera will pay for it in no time at all. Now if youre really picky about quality, if you're composing your pictures, if you wake up at dawn to get the first light on top of the water and you're bracketing to get the best possible exposure? Well then the cost and practicality is not your issue. You are the guy that is carrying his "glass" and medium or large format camera in two bags, if not more. That is because you come to realize that the real limitations of a photographer are his imagination and the "glass" he is using. I don't care about the pixels because a $30,000.00 digital back will give you the resolution but if you use a lens just about the size of your thumb nail you will just produce another piece of garbage, by your own intransigent standards.
To conclude, if you do Christmas pics to family and kids, and even more than that, digital will give you a lot of advantages.
If you're really anal about your photographs, if you want to be able to enlarge your work to put it on the side of the building, if you want to publish in some reputable magazines, you stick to at least medium format film and really good "glass"
Put your dime in it.
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