$40,000 Dollar Hasselblad?

Medium format now better than grain Films!

It was eventually to become a reallity of the digital age and that of Space exploration, where as in many sciences this new format is easier to work with in that it can be transmitted across great distances and things will only get better in the years to come with all Digital camera quality formats?

Photography is now into the third Century and it has come a long way from plates to film, slides, instant film and now electronically and the size is also shrinking in some areas to the mobile phone and the space bots, but what is coming or is already in use with the military is camera eye contact?

Many of us see what we like but do not seem to be able to catch that image because we are driving, working and moving, but if our eyes were the cameras of the future photography would come into a totally new light and we might see the end of some cameras and their formats too?

IS 120/220 plates and slides still Viable?

WIll digital ever replace these trusted formats?

The DSLR has realy taken by storm the 35mm format and some of those working in medium format 120/220, if not also slides of all formats, but will it or has it already replaced the large plate cameras?

Many still like to use these formats for advertising deatail, yet with the digital format we can easily manipulate the images to make them more surereal than they could ever be in the old types of labority chnages!

Large and medium may be here for some time, because it is still loved by so many working in the field, new to photography or just can;t be bothered to change now?

в Старой Риге . Vecrīga, Rīga, Latvia

11:45:40 DSC_0947-2
Taken on March 20, 2021

Nikon D60
18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
ƒ/10.0 55.0 mm 1/400 200
Vecrīga, Rīga, Latvia https://www.flickr.com/search/?sort=date-taken-desc&safe_search=1&tags=Vecr%C4%ABga&user_id=39810330%40N05&view_all=1

одна из моих любимых фотографий. Paris. Boulevard St. Germain

Мечеть Вакиль, Шираз

Мечеть XVIII века с эффектным интерьером: колонны, резьба и изысканные изразцы.
Мечеть Вакиль, Шираз
Taken on May 1, 2016
Nikon D60
18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
ƒ/4.5 26.0 mm 1/80 200
Shiraz. Vakil mosque
Shiraz, Fars, Iran

We may continue in the Digital Age?

But for photograpic learning manual is still the Best!

To learn the basis in photography is to remain with the old manual SLR cameras and the basis the better in relation to speed, distance, focus and everything one might need to improve when going over to the digital DSLR's?

This basis knowledge will stay with us for the rest of our photographic lives and it will allow us to sharpen up our images! Another problamatic area in photography, which the digital has allowed but teaching is not accpeting is that of image manipulation?

Working with film allows us to learn by mistakes, while the digital makes it too easy and we also enter fantasy in the processing of the images that in a way could be described as cheating!

What we have may remain for at least another fifty years before the digital world makes basic cameras for the training and study purposes, just limiting what can be done with a dedicated manual over-ride will be the best way forward?

But one believes that film will continue on in 120/220 and 35mm format for some time to come, plates also and slides too will continue from the old age of today to the novelty of tomorrow!

So what ever you think, please enjoy as I do!