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Megapixels Revisited (Diffusion And Gain)

I’ve complained about the megapixel wars problem before. My contention has always been that on a typical DSLR sensor, 6 megapixels is about the practical limit. A smaller resolution would be the practical limit for compact point-and-shoot cameras. Here’s a nice blog post on why that is. Because of the wave-like nature of light, there […]

Film Vs. Digital

I spend a lot of time talking about how digital technology affects audio, particularly in terms of music creation and distribution. Photography is affected in much the same way. Millions of people enjoy the benefits of digital photography every day, though the advantages are somewhat smaller than for digital audio. Film cameras are cheap. Film […]