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film slr and digital slr whats the difference???

djjones2k
 
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film slr and digital slr whats the difference???

Post Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:32 am


im new to photography and want to buy a camera, but whats the difference between digital slrs and film slrs?

wau
 
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Post Sat Nov 25, 2006 2:33 pm


Film SLRs most commonly use either a cartridge of 35mm film (24 or 36 exposure) or 120 or 220 roll film. After use, the film is removed from the camera, and must be processed (developed and printed) by a processing lab. Some hobbyists process their own (either color or black and white).

Digital SLRs do not use film. They store their images on a memory module during use, and the images are transferred to a personal computer for storage or for further adjustments, editing, and printing. The memory modules (e.g. compact flash, SD cards) are erasable and reusable.

In terms of performance, contemporary digital SLRs (DSLRs) can be very close to film SLRs. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages and strengths and weaknesses (which is why you never see a clear-cut anwer to the digital vs. film question). I am happy to use both, and try to "use the right tool for the job."

djjones2k
 
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Post Sat Nov 25, 2006 5:56 pm


thank you for your information it was very usefull :D

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Post Sun Nov 26, 2006 3:39 pm


Just my two cents: the learning curve with digital is must faster/easier, because you aren't afraid to "waste" film, and you get to see immediate results (even if it's only 2 or 2.5 inches big). If you aren't familiar with camera basics like shutter speed and aperture, learning on digital is more direct.
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