There is a very widespread and deeply rooted belief that slide colors are better to start with.
I hear also people complain about the way digital cameras render the sun and about lack of smooth transitions in skies.
They should see this...
Bernard and All,
I am a man who speaks my mind out. Bernard, you have posted alot of quality posts in the past. That is very much appreciated. This is a thread entitled "Is there a definite move back to film by many???". I guess I fail to see what possibly your image has to do with film. I guess... simply because there was no film.
I had Nikon before and thought it was the world. Now I know that any camera is merely a TOOL for the image. If you are happy with your D2X -> ZD -> D3X changes and keep raving about them that is fine. In retrospect on a number of posts in threads recent and not pointing at you directly, it is as if they were written as sticks out to people who shoot and enjoy FILM or MEDIUM FORMAT. That frank is so very silly childish. If anyone fails to see the difference or fails to experience the difference of such TOOLS, then let it be that way. However there are many who still enjoy them. Then what silly point are such childish games to try aggrevate the joys that people have? Perhaps same as camera companies brain washing people of that DX format was same as FX??? Silly. They are different, but silent went the DX prayers when FX came true...
Granted there are ways that your D3X will beat a Leaf Aptus 65 on an AFDIII or a P65 on a Hassy, or even my Mamiya 7 loaded with Fuji Velvia 50, but... there are ways that those will kill and run circles around your D3X, just different TOOLS.
About that image, sorry, but I fail to see that it equals or even better beloved FUJI VELVIA 50 slides. It is simply different. Even more I do not see what it direct has to do with the subject of this thread. No, digital is not better. It is different. The main disadvantage with film nowadays though was as hinted by some post above that FILM is difficult today, because the world is DIGITAL. That does not mean that digital is better. In many ways indeed FILM is BETTER. Some appreciate art of different counts... I simply play MP3 while other have ear for more...
Now, this thread was asking "Is there a definite move back to film by many???" I am only one of the many persons here who have stated we still shoot film and/or love FILM, and do bear in mind that this website is frequented primarily by people who shoot digital, and thus you see an impressive count in posts by users of FILM in above. Then that proves, FILM is still a beloved and much joyful media today. Perhaps some of you who have not tried it, should do so. And do try larger than 35mm, it makes you see better.
Further, apart from my two posts above I should say that I recent bought a 4x5 Shen-Hao TFC45-IIB so indeed I still grow with FILM to larger size because I enjoy FILM. FILM is now simply a different media to me than digital is. And no, development of digital technology is not matured, where is my Leaf Aptus Foveon type 645-sized sensor larger than 50MP (Yikes, dont make more or I have to spend $$$ on $$$ lenses!)? Or my Leaf Aptus Foveon type 4x5 sized sensor of 300MP??? And... keep it cheap! The Shen-Hao is frank a lovely camera, and with myself having been burnt and lost $$$ on the faulty ZD I am happy I went for Chinese instead of Japanese made. I am frank impressed by the camera's sheer simplicity compared to digital. Nope, I do not need to carry a charger and cables for it. Heck, I do not even need to carry a battery!!! And yes, the LCD measures 118mm x 98mm making it full grand 6 (SIX) inches LCD. Now if we are measuring sizes here, I am sure of at least that beats D3X... and ... at less cost. Viewing is how I see. Photography is about seeing. To my surprise really, the Shen-Hao is very simple to load each frame in using Fuji Quickloads, no more difficult than 35 was, only by each frame by frame. Metering; also using spot meter and zone system makes shots arrive spot on, no waste. Thus no big number of shots to review and process. Simply an amazing tool. Now is still an age where we have ample choices of FILM. Nope not as many as used to, but still ample. It is a joy to still use FILM. Am I definite heading back to film? It is tempting to say yes, but no... (I confess) because I simply do not want to give up my Aptus 65 either. They are different. I am current designing a custom made sliding adapter for it to use on my Shen-Hao, but... guess what... it will be far simpler to use FILM Quickloads. Then again... just different tools...