Demand for analog cameras, for working with film, using AGFA or KODAK, FUJI or what else: demand is gone. But using a scanner many of those old treasures in shoe boxes filled with photo prints: step by step they are entering the web 2.0 ready for comments they never had before! Trigger for this post was an article of the New York Times: lens.blogs.nytimes: picturing-the-end-of-analog
1 – one of our old cameras:
2 – a scan of a dia positive, shot in the eighties:
fleamarket clocks
3 – my last shots on film with our minolta AF 7000 – collected in a slide show:

4 – first shot with my digital pocket camera, Canon PowerShot A 700, after our Minolta fell down on a floor, destroyed …
scanned from paper print:
my wife and me
featuring the beginning
of photography …

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14 responses to “the-end-of-the-analog

  1. Yes, it was expected. It is so much easier working with digital, though there are some basic differences.


  2. Ah, I love not having to deal with film and developing. I love being able to almost instantly load my photographs into the computer and share them with family and friends … Having said that, I have good-photographer friends who still use analog cameras for certain kinds of work … It’s all beyond me … I do it on whim and whimsey and not tech canny. And yes! One does appreciate those wonderful old photos scanning into the web and the pages of our history. Lots of good oldies in the U.S. Library of Congress, digitalized and available online. You might have fun researching, Frizz, if you never have before.

    Love, Love, Love the pup and kitty.


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  4. I love these little lovely friends 🙂 Thanks and Love, nia


  5. I really love the picture from the old camera, it reminds me that I have one somewhere as well. Maybe I should dig it up and see what it can still do.


  6. I am not good with cameras in general, so I am thankful for digital, but I find that the quality of photos taken with analog cameras is far better than those of digital cameras! 🙂


  7. The sad demise of the film camera, the problem was the expense. I do not have as many photos of my children when they were young as I would like simply because I couldn’t afford it.


  8. Analogue still has a healthy work record here in NYC, down but not out and quite a few photographers use it professionally (obviously nowhere near the use of digital cameras etc). And I shall never be able to afford even a second-hand analogue Leica!

    Love the face on your Agfa!


  9. While it’s true demand has ebbed for analog, I disagree it will soon be obsolete. I speak for myself and many of my photographing friends that film; B&W, color, medium and large format, are still essential parts of our tool kit. In fact, Illford has recently began making 35mm cassettes again.

    I do strongly relate to one point you brought up:The ability to scan. It’s an exciting time in photography. Someone can take one of the oldest techniques known, collodion wet plates, and and scan it to share with millions. With all that said, it can be difficult to choose my Hasselblad over 5DII, but I do!


  10. It seems to me that the film photos are still better quality than digital photos, but I’m told by a professional that the latest and more expensive cameras are comparable in quality.
    Even though demand for the film is low now, isn’t it interesting how much time we spend trying to make our digital photos look like those old “vintage” photos?

    Nice portrait of you and your wife!


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