>"Ron" <rfranksadelphia.net> wrote in message
>> I have been using a Canon A1 for 22 years now. I still takes awesome
>> pictures. I recently purchased a digital camera (Sony 5 mega pixels).
>> So far, the digital camera s! Question: will digital replace film
>> in the near future? If not, then what is a good film SLR camera to
>> buy? I am think about a new Canon or a Nikon.
>Ron, "if it aint broke don't fix it", stick with your A1, excellent camera,
>and after 22 years of use you must know it inside out, the only thing you
>will get with a new camera is a whole load of gimicky crap that will just
>mess with you head , and you photos, they won't improve on experience and
>will just set you back an unnecessary expense. I speak from experience,
>changing camera's every few years just costs money.
>Digital is still nowhere near as good as film, by quite a long way, and even
>the super expensive "do it all" digital SLR's can t match fim, yet, but if
>you have your heart set on a new camera, and can afford to go to big money,
>don't go for a gimicky mass produced camera, get yourself a Leica, expensive
>yes, gimicky no, the rolls royce of camera's, or move up to medium format
>for extra punch,. with both of these options you can either go new or used
>and you will get some hot camera gear. Digital is still more of a
>snapshot format at the moment, but I eagerly await the day when it matches,
>or even surpassed film, for quality, then I will go digital, but for the
>time being, its a snapshot medium.
>I also eagerly await the cries of "HERETIC" from the digital lobby, the
>meare hint that digital isnt up to it, drives them crazy, and anyone found
>to be favouring film over digital is taken out and "stoned" to death under a
>barrage of obsolete ccd sensors, the ones that were the dogs wotsits last
>month, and arnt worth the price of a packet of peanuts this month.
>Sorry just my little rant for the day, before the above mentioned lobby
>comes down on me like a biblical plague, watch and enjoy. LOL