Several years ago I owned an Olympus OM1, OM 10, Lubitel 66 and a Yashica MAT 24G. Then came the digital revolution and I sold everything and never shot a picture for many years. Then last year I moved to the north of Norway and was struck breathless by the beautiful scenery so I purchased a second hand DSLR, and then another DSLR and took up shooting pics again. It took me about five minutes in front of my laptop to regret selling the Lubitel and the Yashica. I was quite convinced that analog medium format used to be of a very different and better quality than what my DSLR's are able to come up with.
So, I went "back in time" and purchased a Rolleicord III, Rolleicord V and a Bronica ETRSi. Since the summer holidays I've been shooting six rolls of Velvia 50, and today I developed the first one shot with the Rolleicord V, and WOW, even before the film has dried I can tell that I was right about regretting letting the Lubitel and the Yashica go back then. Even without insepecting the frames closely I can already see that the pics are dead sharp with loads of detail and great contrast.
When shooting digital I was playing around with HDR as a means to reproduce what I actually saw when shooting landscapes. The images shot with my DSLR's looked dull and lifeless otherwise, but looking at the frames of Velvia hanging to dry at this very moment tells me I'll probably never have to fiddle with HDR again.
. . . Analog to digital and back again . . .