The fact that photography will inevitably be digital in the future (owing to commercial influences) means that the crucial question, of whether digital imaging offers better or worse image quality than film-based photography, is of little more than academic interest. On many occasions I have compared images from digital cameras with those of the same subject taken at the same time using film cameras, and the most consistent conclusion I have been able to draw is that the determined superiority of one medium over the other depends on the method used to inspect the images. In order to be able to compare film and digital images it is necessary to bring them both into the same domain: one way is to print both types of images ...

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