Some digital cameras have more iknobs, iswitches and ithings than all my four view cameras put together - Having a camera with lots of switchy things obviously makes digi-photographers clever in the perception of these digi-photographers
Let's not forget that this stuff didn't just magically appear out of nowhere--film camera makers were already introducing more and more electronics and automation into their products long before digital came along. You could very easily shoot lots of film without knowing a damn thing about how the settings worked. Assuming they weren't using some crappy instamatic. Then you could (and most people did) take their camera to a 1-hr place to get prints back. And eventually they lost the negatives. Only a tiny percentage did their own processing. Now a lot of us like doing things "the hard way"--fully manual controls, darkroom work, etc. But that's not because we use film. That's just us.
George Eastman built his empire on the belief that people are inheirantly lazy. His motto:"you push the button, we'll do the rest". People want machines to do it all for them, that way they can pat themselves on the back for the little effort they put into life.
BTW: the big kid in my avatar is my hero, my son, who proudly serves us in the Navy. "SALUTE"
In short, I think that in this world of the microchip, many people think photography is about modes and introspective settings within the camera and fail to see the whole result is about what they see and the instant they chose to record it (which incidentally on many digital cameras is not when you press the shutter).
That makes sense because it would be hard to have a three-some while being binary. She did not want to be ternary?
I didn't know it when I married her but I think she'd have been happy with any old "Roman" however-many-way-photographic experiences. Me? I like stereo with opposite left/right lenses and I'm okay with single lens photography. After all, I've been getting by with single lens photography for a number of years now. I do appreciate seeing opposite images while I'm shooting single-lens though.
It serves me right for ASSUMING that my ex was old-school analog when, at heart, she was modern DIGITAL!!
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