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Friday, January 27, 2012

The End Of An Era?

On January 19th, 2012, Kodak announced that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. For me, this is bad news, but not unexpected. The field of photography has been changing rapidly in the last 10 years, with new technologies literally destroying older, and better ways of doing things. Did you know that digital technology, (cameras, etc.), has not evolved enough to be able to match the quality and clarity of a good film camera? I read somewhere that you'd need a camera with approximately 150 megapixels to equal the clarity of a film camera with a good lens. And digital is making film obsolete? Let's not totally dispense with the old until the new is better. Digital also has a fatal flaw of not being able to reproduce colors as well as film can. Look through the pictures below and tell me if you've ever seen a digital image with colors this rich and vibrant. They were all taken on Kodak Kodachrome slide film, another film product that has fallen by the wayside and is gone.

1 comment:

HaarFager said...

Just an update from March 26th, 2016 - Digital photography technology still hasn't advanced enough to equal the quality of film. It will never be able to equal the color.