I’ve spent the week delving back through photographic records harking back to the early 1980s. It’s been an exhausting but rewarding process and I’m sitting with several folders of film scans and camera files in need of tweaking, as well as a pile of negs and slides ready for processing through the trusty Minolta Dual Scan. I’ve noticed that digital camera files have greatly improved over the decade I’ve used them, though to my mind slide and film still have an edge as far as tonal rendition goes. Obviously the convenience of storage of digital images outweighs boxes of negs, and digital files aren’t susceptible to the malaise of time (dust, fungus etc) but I’m interested to know your views.
Put simply: Film or digital?