i need your help.
see, these are lemons i shot on french markets - in normandy last year and this year in provence. one with my little digital, one with my trusty praktica. you can see which one is which, right? immediately, i mean. i do admit of course, that the comparison is slightly unfair, and i am biased. how is a compact digital to keep up with an analogue SLR? it's like comparing a crackly walkie-talkie exchange to a face-to-face conversation. kind of, anyway. so this is the thing i need your help with:
i am thinking about buying a digital SLR to keep my analogue SLR company. now, i realise there is a lot of nikon/canon loyalty issues out there. but i don't really want to buy into a club, i just don't mind. what i want is this, i think:
a camera that comes as close as possible to analogue photography (without breaking the bank, if that's possible) - say, allowing me to go all manual, to over- or underexpose to my heart's content and personal liking, doing muted, 'faded' colours, not only candy-coloured bright.
i'm not after gadgets - if i wanted to try my hand at filming, i'd rather get a decent camcorder, or a super 8 (or both...) than having a digital SLR that has an extra video function.
it would be neat to have a digital SLR that allows me to use vintage analogue lenses without much light loss and format issues.
perhaps you're starting to wonder why i want a digital SLR at all, since this all sounds as if i'd rather go out and buy a leica (i would if i could...). well, i'd like to explore both worlds (apart from the obvious reasons for having a decent digital camera: speed, availability and cost).
so if you have any thoughts on this, i'd really, really love to hear them. no matter if it's personal experiences or technical info - anything. drop me a comment right here or send me an email at twinklestar(at)gmx(dot)net
thank you so much!