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    Ctein goes digital!

    Have not seen this referred to anywhere on APUG and I thought I would solicit your thoughts. Famous technical/photography writer Ctein (his entire name, pronounced "kuh-tine") abandons film entirely for digital.

    http://theonlinephotographer.typepad...do-for-me.html

    My thoughts were expressed in the comments. Essentially: why would a high profile photography writer find it necessary to do this when film is endangered? What's the point, what do we gain, what do we learn? (I think it's obvious what Ctein and The Online Photographer gain). What can we do about it?

    Your thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jglass View Post
    Your thoughts?
    Who? "Who cares" are my thoughts.

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    Yawn. Who cares what he thinks? (Ctein, not Art...!)

    Just get out there and take your own photos on film...

    Cheers,
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    Last edited by coigach; 02-26-2010 at 09:37 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Um. I think the point is that many people care what he thinks. Many. Which is not good for film. So, I care. This kind of "expert goes digital" news is just the kind of thing that threatens film in the markets, where it really counts.

    Or am I wrong about any of that?

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    "Experts" have been going digital for years. It's old news and I agree, who cares?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wfe View Post
    "Experts" have been going digital for years. It's old news and I agree, who cares?
    Not me, and as time passes, I grow up grumpy and cannot take too seriously what I read on sites - or any kind papers - which are full of ads, either side they are.
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    good for for him, i hope he finds what he is looking for !
    im empty, good luck

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    Ctein, one of the worlds great photographers and maker of dye transfer prints, is finding it harder and harder to get materials for making good dye transfers and good prints in general. As we go forward, digital improves as is inevitable. It is his opinion that we have crossed a point where the tools he needs for his best work are impossible to get and digital has become good enough (with photo shop I assume doing some fixup) to satisfy his needs.

    Remember that his work is nearly all if not all, color. It is not like many of us who do a lot of B&W work!

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    Hmm. Another vacancy in the analog world for an expert.
    http://www.zone-10.com

    When you turn your camera on, does it return the favor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jglass View Post
    Essentially: why would a high profile photography writer find it necessary to do this when film is endangered? What's the point, what do we gain, what do we learn?
    Probably for the same reason he feels the need to tell everyone constantly that he was trained as a physicist, err should I say, has a bachelor's degree in physics. He might be one of the world's best color printers, but as anyone knows who has gone to graduate school in science, there is a LOT more to being a 'trained as scientist' than having a BA or BS in it. Heck, there's more to it than having a Ph.D. as well.

    Maybe some people are impressed by it, but I find it off-putting. He's written some informative things, but I could really do without 99% of his commentary. Including this piece. Who cares?

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