Digital vs Film #3

Another comparison of digital and film, this time a street scene, specifically the entrance to St Anthony’s Convent, Mutwal, in northern Colombo. Unlike my previous comparisons here and here, I feel the SLR did better than the DSLR shooting into the rising sun. Of course, it could also mean that the Yashica MC 35-70mm lens is just better than the Canon EF-S 18-200mm, at least in these conditions. In my past comparisons, I maintained that I preferred the quality of the digital images over the film shots, though many people I showed the pix to didn’t agree; but in this case, the film seems to trump digital. As always, I’ve tried to keep the camera settings virtually the same and, like before, the digital was shot as a RAW file, processed in Adobe Camera RAW, converted to a JPEG, and then edited a bit in Photoshop, while the 35mm negative was scanned as a BMP file, converted to JPEG and edited very slightly in Photoshop.

Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-200mm lens at 18mm, 1/1250, f/3.5, and ISO 400.

Yashica FX-3 Super 2000 and Kodak Tri-X 400film, with an MC 35-70mm lens, at 35mm, 1/1000, and f/3.5.


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