I appreciate that this certainly isn't the first nor the last comment on the great debate - digital vs traditional film, but I would like to make a few comments on this forum. I have always had an open mind when it came to digital images, although I do not use or anticipate using digital in my photography, I can see why some choose to travel this road. By coincidence, I took delivery of 40 prints today that I have to judge for a competition. There was some awesome digital work - very subtle despite being stitched panoramics - and shot on "consumer" gear. Yesterday I took delivery of the current edition of "View Camera" magazine - it takes a bit longer to reach the UK!! Inside were 11 pages dedicated to digital, studio work - that was IMHO, nothing special, in fact it was very run of the mill. But I endeavour to keep up with my interest and so began reading the accompanying text......the prices quoted for the kit used was obscene!! "$25,000 (here), $19,000 (there) and thats without the cost of the computer itself!!!! The point of this posting? At these prices, and for the quality reproduced in the journal, I can see no benefit in going digital (certainly not to this level). I imagine that it will take a long time for prices to drop to a point whereby the average enthusiast will neglect film and traditional techniques in favour of digital. I am not anti-digital, rather pro-film!! Maybe I am missing the point? But at those prices I can live with that.