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Old 01-31-2009, 07:09 PM
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Just found the forum while Googling Glosy vs Matte. Found one of the best threads on the Web!

I guess I lie in that no mans land between pro and amateur which means I am confused most of the time. To give some idea I spent hours in the darkroom doing the Zone System calibrations of film,paper, and developers back in the late 50's and early 60's. (I'm 78). I still have my early Miranda SLR and Kodak Retina II.

Now I'm into the digital world (I better be, I'm an electronic engineer and programmer) and have a Canon Rebel XTi. So far I'm using Elements 5, but may upgrade to one of the CS's if I find it worth the $.

I live in the Mojave Desert of Calif. and own a Jeep, all of which gives me some interesting stuff to shoot. I also have an overwhelming batch of 33mm slides from those early days that I am working on digitizing using a lightbox and the Canon.

I'll be posting more in some of the forums and am looking forward to getting involved.

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Old 01-31-2009, 08:12 PM
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I think you will enjoy digital!
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:55 PM
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I've been using digital for several years actually, and yes it has a lot of advantages. I was using a Kodak 3MP since 2001 and it was a bit disappointing. Not only resolution but dynamic range as well. With the Rebel I do all my shooting in raw (+jpeg for quick look). I preprocess in 16 bits in Elements and then drop to 8 bit. It sure beats the darkroom mess.

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