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external From Film to Digital to Networked Lenses, Saying Goodbye to the Traditional Camera —The New Yorker

This past October, just before the leaves changed, I went on a six-day hike through the mountains of Wakayama, in central Japan, tracing the path of an ancient imperial pilgrimage called the Kumano Kodo. I took along a powerful camera, believing, as I always have, that it would be an indispensable creative tool. But I returned with the unshakeable feeling that I’m done with cameras, and that most of us are, if we weren’t already…

Tracing the evolution from the Nikon 8008 to the Nikon D70 to the GX1, we see cameras transitioning into what they were bound to become: networked lenses. Susan Sontag once said, “While there appears to be nothing that photography can’t devour, whatever can’t be photographed becomes less important.” Today, it turns out, it’s whatever can’t be networked that becomes less important.

 
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  • http://reciprocity-failure.blogspot.com/ Stan B.

    “Today, it turns out, it’s whatever can’t be networked that becomes less important.”

    Perhaps.

    This is also the year that will debut a much anticipated documentary on Vivian Maier, the classic film photographer who kept to herself, photographed for herself, and is now celebrated for Not being like, and not doing like everyone else…

  • Fra Lippi

    TL;DR – I used to shoot film, which was cool but it took a
    long time to get my images to my audience.
    Now because of computers and cell phones I can get images to my audience
    almost instantly. This works very well
    for me, and makes me happy. Since everyone
    else must want the same things I want, older non-networked cameras are now
    dead.