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    What's your opinion: will digital photography ever completely replace film photography? I enjoy doing photography and I haven't yet made the switch to digital. Personally, I hope film cameras stick around (they always will to some extent I'm sure), because in my opinion the whole process is much simpler with film. Thoughts and comments?


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    Any time I work with "real life" forms of art such as film cameras or live action video, I am always trying to figure out the best way to convert it into digital so I can actually do something with it. At least this is how I think. I don't like dealing with "real life" art because it is just to difficult to work with. It is sometimes even easier to just make everything fake in the computer so you can skip your conversion pains.


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    digital music has not yet out placed vinyl completely. i think digital photography will not replace the old camera's.

    but they will become a minority i suppose. business will no longer support what isn't going to make money
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    It will happen eventually. I don't know any photographer (professional) that still relies on film for their work. I've been to 3 weddings just this year and all the photography crews were outfitted with digital cams. Its just much easier to manipulate digital copies.
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    I don't think they will completely get rid of film photography because it is doesn't get pixelated and there a people out there that just prefer film photography. But digital is easy to manipulate, and for people who aren't familiar with the aperture settings and shutter speed, are going to prefer digital because they can just put the camera in a mode and they don't have to worry about any of that stuff.
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    The market will decide. Already has to some extent. Haven't some manufacturers stopped making film cameras? It may get to the stage were film is hard to get hold of and very expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EV33
    ...and for people who aren't familiar with the aperture settings and shutter speed, are going to prefer digital because they can just put the camera in a mode and they don't have to worry about any of that stuff.
    I'd like to point out that that's true of film cameras too. My camera (film) has four modes, allowing the user to have the camera decide aperture and shutter speed, just aperture based on the shutter speed you select, just shutter speed based on the aperture you select, and then there's a fully manual mode.
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