Thursday, October 23. 2014
In this blog post from 2011, Tim Leyton describes some virtues of scanned film of which you may be unaware. The pricing information is now dated, and the blog is not technology-neutral, but still contains valuable insights. (BTW, much of Layton's blog involves the question of film vs. digital.)
If you have a 35mm film SLR camera laying around you may have some options that you have never considered. What if I told you that you could take your old film camera and turn it into a 21 Megapixel Digital SLR for a fraction of the cost of a new DSLR? [No], you canít really convert your film camera into a digital SLR. The digital part comes from the scanning of your film. There is no comparison between film and digital. My intention is to give 35mm SLR owners some new options they may not have previously considered. The latest technology is not always the solution to all things in life or business.
Current (2011) 35mm Digital SLR Market
Used 35mm Market
A piece of 35 mm film has an image area of 24mm x 36mm or .95 inches x 1.42 inches. In order to calculate resolution or pixels we need to multiply our scan resolution by the size of our film.
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