Monday, July 31, 2006

Digital vs. film....




Here is another great picture from our trip last year. These are my daughters, Jordan and Sierra, posing in front of the Pacific Ocean out on the Oregon coast. It's a good thing that I have a digital camera now since, at last count, I still have about 12-15 rolls of film from the past 4 or 5 years of trips that I haven't developed yet!! *blush* Seriously, I do! I was trying to figure out what happened to some pictures I remember taking but couldn't find, and then I realized i took them with my Nikon and regular film... I still have photos from when I was in New Orleans last year after Katrina that I haven't developed!

The truth is, My Nikon FG with the telephoto lens is an awesome camera. It takes great pictures and I get really spectacular results with it. The only problem is that it costs money every time I use it! I can shoot off a roll of film or two, no problem, but on top of the $$ spent on purchasing the film, now I have to spend MORE $$ to take it in and get it developed. On top of that, if I want to be able to put them on my computer I have to spend extra $$ to have the photos put on a CD--it' just pricey after awhile, especially with the amount of pictures that I take! So I end up with developed rolls of film lanquishing in a drawer instead of pictures gracing a photo album... I am almost afraid to have some of them developed now--I'm not sure how far back they go!! *grin*

So now I shoot my vacations with my digi. I have an extra flash card in case one gets filled up, and I can then download them and edit them to my heart's content when I get home. But I still love my Nikon....

3 comments:

Cherry Tea said...

What pretty young ladies you are raising. I hope we get to see lots of pictures from this trip soon.

My vote on the whole digital v. film is both please. I love my digital but I really want a nice professional style camera.

Sheri said...

I have both a NIKON FG and a PENTAX--both of them are great cameras, but I like the Nikon the best. My dream camera is a digital Nikon that has all the stuff that my SLR film camera has! But unfortunately my bank account can't quite handle THAT expense!

And thank you for the nice compliment on my girls. They are gorgeous, we were so blessed!

dee said...

They're so pretty!
I am firmly in the real film camp on this argument. I have a Canon, and really, it's my baby. Recently, I shot about 15 rolls for a wedding, and I hated getting them developed because of the price, but really, they were better than most of the digis that the 'pro-tographer' took.
I guess it owuld be more codt effective in the long run to get a digi that can do all that my SLR does, but again, like you, who can afford the damn thing in the short run?