TJ; I bet the cliff was more damaged! I'd like to see a modern plastic camera survive more than a 2ft drop onto anything.
Dijical is here to stay, no question. But I hope there will always be a place for film.
Great 'Photographers' used film. Cartier-Bresson, Ansel Adams, Man Ray, Robert Capa, Edward Weston, etc.
People who use photographs as the basis for dijically-manipulated images are Photoshoppers.
Freezie- don't get an F6. Waste of money. That camera was only developed to test technology Nikon wanted to put into their dijical cams. Get an F5 instead. Much better cam, better vfm.
(remember the 'pleasure' in waiting?)
No, I remember hating it!
Great things come to those who wait.
I see 'photography' students work these days, and it's all 'conceptual' bollocks. Very few seem to have actually mastered the skill of Painting With Light. It seems to be all about depicting an idea, rather than a scene, in art colleges these days. Hence, lots of quite poor photos (bad exposure, poor shutter/aperture control, weak composition), 'corrected' in Photoshop.
As for dijical allowing you to take loads of pics, and correct as you go; quantity does not relate to quality. The discipline of having limited film resources helps sharpen up your critical mind, and enables you to become more selective. Not to say that shooting only dijical won't lead to a person becoming a good photographer, but the 'machine gun' approach will never compensate for talent.