Sony - No
Canon Digital SLR - yes.
"richardsfault" <com> wrote in message
| I was an avid 35mm photographer with a Minolta XG-7 in my later
| college days at the University of Rochester.
| I had taken images of everything from flower closeups to my
| present-day wife during our first years of dating.
| Except for a few prints in albums, most of these were stored in boxes
| and largely forgotten. I had many B&W negatives that had never even
| been printed due to being developed my myself in a college photo
| As my life went forward into my career, children, etc, and the advent
| of the digital age. The 35mm hobby survived a few years into my adult
| life, but was gradually displaced by the compact 35mm automatic (IMHO
| glorified Instamatic) cameras, and last year, A Sony Cyber Shot
| digital camera (also in ways an Instamatic).
| The first hints of what was to come was when I began taking some
| garden pictures with the Sony camera. I brought back memories of the
| XG-7. I realizied that digital photography was a great tool, but it
| lacked the soul and intimacy of 35mm.
| The watershed event was the purchase of an HP scanner by a family
| member. It was only $100, and I wondered just how good it could be. I
| began testing it on my old photos, and was jolted back to my past as I
| began seeing images of my wife and I leap out on my monitor in JPG
| Have any of you done this and found it to be emotionally
| gut-wrenching? For a few days, it was as if I had seen the most
| intense movie imaginable, and fallen in love with a character to the
| point of not being able to think about anything else.
| There is nothing like a 35mm image of a subject that has feelings for
| the photographer! I'm not talking anything dirty here, just everyday
| images. I also discovered that the format brings out the warmth and
| passion in other people as well, even strangers at times. The same is
| true for plants and animals, and even inatimate objects.
| There is no way my Sony digital camera could ever touch this.
| If you would like to see some of these scans, visit
| Some of my digital efforts can be seen at
| Some people claim that there's a woman to blame, but I think it's all...
| Richard's fault!
| Visit the Sounds of the cul-de-sac at www.richardsfault.com