It struck me few months ago while sitting with my wife one Sunday and looking through our collection of Vogues , V, W, and other fine fashion magazines. The magazines range in age from current to 7 years ago. It was easy to assume that lots of this great add campaigns were shot digitally in times were H20 or H25 was the absolute top of the line back.
Absolutely fine, stunning images.
For those in LL on the budget please remember that used backs function exactly the same as when they were new, There is no moving parts, there is no limit in number of actuation to be taken. Get one and shoot now, make the big money and then upgrade to whatever your heart desire. There is no excuse not to shoot DBMF when A75 with the same sensor as AFi7II sells on eBay under 10K.
If your looking through 5 to 7 year old W's, Vogues, Elles, etc. your most likely looking at images from film. Three years ago Gilles Bensimon tried digital and went back to film during most of his tenure as creative director of Elle. Unless you are looking at images from Melvin Sokolsky who was shooting digital for Vogue and Wallpaper with a 4mp Canon 1d. Melvin was ground breaking in his use of digital for editorial fahsion.http://www.sokolsky.com/main.php
(look at the Wallpaper spread under fashion).
You might be surprised at the number of high end fashion and editorial images that are still shot with film.http://www.art-dept.com/artists/roy/
There is even a small resurgence to gong back to film when the produciton allows it. A lot of people are digital overwhelmed.
I do agree to use what works and put your money in front of the lens, not the black box behind it.
In the reference to 10,000 dollar a75's I don't see them for that price on e-bay, I see them at twice that price, though we all know they will come down and in todays economy most likely come down quickly.
But speaking of film, if you are not working high volume, or high commerce, film cameras are now the deal of the century and easy to image as the lab does it for you.
And the best part about film cameras is there is no firmware updates or waiting for new models. No waiting for buffer or slow shoot rates. No proprietary imaging sensors that only mate to certain cameras, no proprietary labs and wide angles that are wide.
They are what they are and that is it.