I haven’t ever had much luck with digital cameras. I either had trouble with the color, the quality of the images (sharpness, etc), or the speed at which the camera was able to capture them. No camera I used seemed to capture the look of film and I grew up using only film. I tried RAW files with my Pro1 and that was a disaster. The images were always unbelievably noisy. It was as if the camera tried too hard. (Click the image to see more of a wet Manhattan.)
This camera comes closest to a using film. It’s an SLR, so that helps. Plus, it actually takes the picture when I press the button. Go figure. Over lunch, I stepped out to get some Bryant Park shots and was quite pleased with how they turned out. This also marks my first attempt at using the RAW 3.3 plug-in for Photoshop CS2. It’s outstanding. I can’t wait to get some time tonight to play around some more. But I really need to do something about how timid I am with a camera.