Are you trying to tell me the quality of 5 x 4 is better than the top Hasselblad H3D. Not a chance. Especially with phocus.
Your missing the point, technology is no substitute for craft....you've answered my point by mentioning that
if you buy the expensive digital camera you need the software to correct its problems, Moire, dynamic range etc
Not to mention the high end computers to run it all
I took issue with , "only in the last few years can quality be produced", Karsh,Bresson, Adams, Penn.., et al ,never needed digital
to produce good craft
Over-sharpened, over-coloured, emotionless images are meritless, dont you think. Forums are full of , Oh ''I spent x number of hours
running this image through some programme"..Very clever
Defending all that time spent working at a computer is daft, the industry driving us all to a digital future ignoring the
qualities of working with film does not impress me,( simpler times....)
Your absolutely correct however, yes a Hasselblad H3D does 'emulate' the quality of a 5x4 trannie image very well
But the camera's ability to record having to be helped by technology at and after the fact is no argument against the plate camera
Using a meter, working out the exposure is all part of the pleasure and the decisions made help make the image memorable, and off-course great artists..,this forum
is called the Art of Photography, is it not
Sure the fixes
on offer by the digital.., auto colour balance, auto focus, auto HDR, auto whatever else is useful but lazy
An apprenticeship in the 20th century methods is an asset that has no substitute to all these 'Advancements'
The prime reason for mentioning the 5x4 with its movements was to suggest that my discomfort with the image could have been
The parallel panels are leaning to the left but the floor line at the rope barrier is leaning the other way due to a lack of yawl control lacking in
Also a tweek in the front movement would have eliminated the flare from the lights.(Top Right) or is that
a processing problem with the software, dont know...dont want to know as life is too short to be bothered
by learning all the new methods.......I would rather spend the time being envious of Bernards trips, wish I had the to make them
I'm rambling now
As they say on the TV documentary," the views expressed are solely those of the mad person making them"