You guys will get a kick out of this...

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by LowriderS10, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. LowriderS10

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    The other day I was hanging out with a good friend of mine (a real estate agent I've shot commercially for) and we decided to go for a walk...I grabbed my AE-1P and off we went...as I was shooting, she asked me if that was the camera I used for work...to which I launched into a long explanation about how for work I use a pair of digital 30Ds, whereas this is an old film camera I shoot just for the fun of it...

    After my long-winded explanation about how much fun film stuff is and how different they feel from digitals (she's into cars too, so I told her it's kind of like leaving your '08 Corolla home to drive a much slower, less comfortable, but infinitely more fun and quirky Model T)...she only had one question...

    "So how many megapixels is it?"

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    427 CJ
     
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    Is she hot? Details man. Download some science on that lady and get them digits.

    and one day I will add an AE-1P to the stable, just looking for one locally that isn't 500 dollars. My father used to shoot one when he was my age, with the 50mm 1.8?
     
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    Statements like that will never happen in the digital age. :sad:
     
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    I wouldn't say never. Rarely? Yes. Never? Next generation maybe.
     
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    Was there a silence then?
     
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    Most of the 35MM negs I have scanned when developed are around 16 MP. A few have been over 20.
     
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    The Nikon scanner has given me 68Meg negatives, which is way more than I need, however, really incredible image of Mr. Rainer.
     
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    Good morning, LowRiderS10;

    It does seem that you, too, have encountered in our Pacific Northwest another "modern" photographer, or at least another person with a passing interest in modern photographic equipment. May I refer them to my signature line? . . .
     
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    I don' t mess with them nasty pixels. I store my photographs on the molecular level using the latest in nanotechnology.

    Steve
     
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    OK, so how many is it?






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    Lots of them.
     
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    Yikes O'Malley! What is wrong with her?

    Well, if she asks again, you could say that theoretically, a max of about 24 MPix with a 4,000 ppi home scanner (file about 4,000 by 8,000 pix), and about 96 MPix by paying a lab to scan the film with an 8,000 ppi professional scanner (file about 8,000 by 12,000 pix). In practice, I've never scanned anything to make files that large, nor have I ever had a computer capable of working on such monster files regularly.
     
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    As you said for:
    35mm 24 Megapixels with home scanner, 96 Megapixels with a professional scanner.
    6x6 56 Megapixels with home scanner, 310 Megapixels with a professional scanner.
    4x5 320 Megapixels with home scanner, 1.28 Gigapixels with a professional scanner.


    Steve
     
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    Good manners:

    You never ask a Lady how many pixels she is.
     
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    I love to have fun with the self-centered know-it-all naive clueless digicam snobs when they ask questions such as that. :smile:

    I tell them that is uses a high-tech photochemical sensor which renders between 15 and 25 megapixels depending on the exact sensor I am using at the time.

    I watch them drool a bit and let them know that the sensor is field-interchangeable and upgradeable by the user.

    When I tell them that replacement sensors are sold at any corner drug store, they start to catch on ... :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile:
     
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    ROTFLMAO!!!
     
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    Tim Parkin gave a presentation where he "explain[ed] the large format camera in terms of digital cameras," much like you did, and received a similar type of response!
     
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    i love this place... but every time i tell i tell someone i shoot film they just say "i thought film was dead".... -_-