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The Hermetic Hungarian responds

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Down under the Hell Gate Bridge Onramp- DUHGBO – photo by Mitch Waxman

A recent posting- Hungry Ghosts– detailed the lengthy and pedantic debate over the merits of Film vs. Digital photography enjoyed by myself and that erudite Manhattanite known to long time readers of this Newtown Pentacle as the Hermetic Hungarian.

The Hungarian responds:

32. Not 22. Two times 16. And they are all great. Ain’t gonna scan ’em. Projected ’em from my 2-1/4″ slide projector. Dee-lish.

And it’s not that I dislike digital, it’s that there is no digital equivalent of black & white. A photo-chemical process which leaves traces of its origins throughout the process. Palimpsests. Ghosts.

I’m probably gonna get a G-11 or used G-10 (it was the stupid human interface that put me off the S-90, not to mention Adobe’s brain-dead policies) to fool with while I wait for version 2 of Leica’s digital M-9 to come out. Upon which I will then be able to attach all but two of my 14 Leica lenses. (To be fair, one of my lenses can only go on my vintage 1948 Leica IIIf due to the extreme distance the rear element projects into the body. It would kill a modern body with a built-in meter).

–LĂ©gmentesen Magyar AKA “HH”

Review Ave. trucking – photo by Mitch Waxman

Back on track tomorrow, with a proper posting, did you realize we’re in the midst of the Lemuralia?

Written by Mitch Waxman

May 11, 2010 at 1:01 am

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