Originally Posted by Dogman
And this thread was never meant to be a film vs digital diatribe. I was pointing out how much better today's lenses and cameras are than those of the past, even the so-called mediocre lenses are excellent nowadays. The segue into digital was just a byproduct of that.
Today's lenses and cameras are digital and the ones of the past were/are film. So it can't be avoided.
As for better, I never print larger than 12" x 8" and have had lenses more than capable of that for decades. OTOH, digital printing is a lot easier.
It's like cars, they go a lot faster these days but the speed limit is the same or lower. So only faster on paper but not on the roads that I drive on (legally)...