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Re: filmscanners: real value?
on 1/29/01 9:29 PM, Laurie Solomon at email@example.com wrote:
> And, of course, we will have a paperless society, advanced artificial
> intelligence, and Dot Coms will rule the world replacing the traditional
> principles of economics and finance with new principles of finance and
> economics where producing a profitable product is unnecessary as long as you
> believe in vaporware. :-) Color photography was suppose to completely
> eliminate black & white photography except as a anachronistic specialty,
> which accounts for the recent resurgence in black & white photography in
> advertising as well as the fine arts photography to mention a few
> applications that not only refused to die but actually came to life despite
> color photography and all the predictions of death and doom for B&W. :-)
> In short, I think you are being much to optimistic about the futuristic
> predictions. However, I do think that any sort of ten year projections or
> forecasts into the future are very risky and daring.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Berry Ives
> Sent: Monday, January 29, 2001 8:15 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: filmscanners: real value?
> on 1/29/01 2:21 PM, Michael Wilkinson at email@example.com
>> If you really want good value for money allied to something which will
>> last a decade you have to look at what you want from the product.
>> ....buy it at the right price and you are set for
>> the next Decade
>> Make no mistake about it.
>> if a scanner is doing a good job now the chances are that only a real
>> expert will be able to see a difference in your final output in 10 years
> Very daring of you to make a 10-yr forecast about anything digital.
> Here's my forecast: 35mm film will be rarely used, except for very
> specialized applications, since digital will take over that market. Digital
> SLRs will be as affordable as the Pentax XZ-5n. The scanners will still be
> around, though, since there are so many old images on film. But the ones we
> are buying today will definitely be in the landfill.
Digital SLRs that have maybe half the required resolution now cost about
If that technology progresses at anything like what CPUs have, I think 10
years is rather ample to eliminate, say, 90% of the 35mm film market. That
said, I recently bought a Contax film camera and am about to buy a film
scanner. (%~~/> ~~~~~~~~........