Film vs Digital: Can You Tell the Difference?

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Everyone is trying to achieve the film look. But can you get by with using a digital camera?

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Fredrick Nietzsche says:

you complain about developing cost but you fogot to mention that dodge/burn is paet of films value add. just ask Ansel Addams.
Also you steped ove the difference between "a business expense " and a "capital asset". one has a lower barrier to entry. and if not shoot digital MF.

Just a random guy wanting to study filmmaking says:

Did you color grade the digital photos? They have a weird green tone

Jacopo Abbruscato says:

It basically took one of the highest-end DSLR ever to go toe to toe with decades old medium format film

rotfai45mm says:

Do the test again with Kodak T-max 100 or Ilford Delta 100 . Fuji Acros is even better if you can find some films , but Acros is sadly RIP . Print the negatieve in a darkroom on FB paper with a top grade enlarger and lens . Do the same with digital , make a good print on photo inkjetpaper . Than use the same lens for digital and on film . That is not so difficult . Mamiya , Hasselblad and Pentax made camera's for digital or film or for both , just change the magazine for film with digital ….. By the way I'am a black and white film fan with a professional darkroom and only print on FB papers .

Earumamaadu says:

I really can't see much difference.

Mike Kennedy says:

I agree with the previous comments. You need to compare prints to prints. Scanning the negative totally changing the negative. You need to print it on actually color paper and compare that to digital prints. I assume you are selling an album and not a CD. Print to print. The films color balance is totally distorted by scanning it.

Toby Williams says:

Jeez theres so much crap on youtube

Jacob Ashburner says:

Film all the way

jeff marston says:

I am wondering about processing the digital to make it look like film. I haven't read all the previous comments but I know I am not the first person to say it. Doesn't messing with the digital in this way take away some of the advantages of that medium? It is true these guys gave a qualifier about how objective this comparison isn't so why change the digital to try to make it match film? Years ago I shot film and I no longer see any advantage of it unless I was into nostalgia. The "film just looks right" comment is just resistance to change, I think. Oh. I forgot about charging so much more for shooting film at weddings. That is the only advantage I can see.

terry breedlove says:

Not on my iPhone

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