FPGA VAX update

Tony Duell ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Sun Nov 6 16:51:48 CST 2005

> One point I'd take issue with is about digital photography.  Go and 
> compare photos taken with an el-cheapo point-and-shoot digital camera 
> and an equivalent 35mm compact.  *Then* tell me there's not *some* 
> improvement ;-)

Hmm... Problem is that reasonable digital compact cameras seem to cost as 
much as a 35mm ZLE. And the latter certainly produces better results.

I have yet to see any digital phootgraph that I consider contains 
adequate detail (this is not the same as sharpness, which can be 
fiddled). Of course I am compearing them to medium and large format film 
(but then again, any one of my medium or large format cameras cost me a 
lot less that any reasoable digital camera).

I can see advantages to digital cameras if you need the results ASAP, or 
if you want to send them across the world quickly. But that's not what I 
want to do. 


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