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    Does a Photograph's medium change your opinion of it?

    Often I hear people compare specs of cameras, lenses, formats, etc to each other. Some people say this matters, some say what only matters is the end result. What do you guys experience when you see a great shot taken on a cheap phone? A mediocre shot from a full-frame or large format camera? Are you surprised? Does a picture's format instantly change your attitude toward the photo and/or the photographer?

    Just curious about your thoughts on this.
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    Re: Does a Photograph's medium change your opinion of it?

    No

    I use my iPhone primarily for pictures and have for a long time

    The latest iPhone are amazing

    I very seldom talk on phone, never text, game or Ö..
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    Re: Does a Photograph's medium change your opinion of it?

    I have seen books with wonderful reproductions, but have been surprised when seeing originals hanging... Not just the different sizes, but a very different look to the prints...

    What you would see on the web would be an even different story...

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    Re: Does a Photograph's medium change your opinion of it?

    If one separates a photograph from its medium it becomes something else.
    Digital is different, because there is no 'medium.' Binary is not a 'medium' it is an abstraction.

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    Re: Does a Photograph's medium change your opinion of it?

    As long as I am moved, inspired, enlightened by an image...I could care less how it came to be.

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    Re: Does a Photograph's medium change your opinion of it?

    Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer View Post
    If one separates a photograph from its medium it becomes something else.
    Digital is different, because there is no 'medium.' Binary is not a 'medium' it is an abstraction.
    Digital or Binary is a medium by any definition of the term used in the arts.

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    Re: Does a Photograph's medium change your opinion of it?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Layton View Post
    As long as I am moved, inspired, enlightened by an image...I could care less how it came to be.
    Amen.

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    Re: Does a Photograph's medium change your opinion of it?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Layton View Post
    As long as I am moved, inspired, enlightened by an image...I could care less how it came to be.
    Yup!

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    Re: Does a Photograph's medium change your opinion of it?

    Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer View Post
    If one separates a photograph from its medium it becomes something else.
    Digital is different, because there is no 'medium.' Binary is not a 'medium' it is an abstraction.
    Interesting point.
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    Re: Does a Photograph's medium change your opinion of it?

    but only if you know
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