From 127 film to digital!
It is still amazing to me what digital cameras are capable of doing. My first camera (bunches of years ago) was a small Kodak twin lens reflex. My father bought it for me when I first became interested in photography. Sixty five years have passed and I'm still interested in Photography. Anyhow, back to my first camera. It used 127 black & white or color film. 12 exposures to the roll. If I remember right it cost dad $12.00. We were a poorer family at the time and I'm not sure dad could afford it. But he bought it anyway! I was ecstatic! Now I could take pictures! 12 shots to a roll of film. We raised chickens at that time and I went out and shot 12 pictures of chickens. Then we took the film back to the store to have it processed. About five days later the film was back. Dad took me back to the store to pick up the film. I didn't open the envelope until we got back home. When I opened the envelope and took the film out, I couldn't believe my eyes. There was only one picture in the envelope. But it had chickens on top of chickens! I had failed to roll the film forward after each exposure. If I hadn't been such a big boy (about 12 years old!) I would have cried. As it was, I took the unexposed film, wrinkled it up and threw it into our wood burning stove The only picture I took into my room and placed it in a small frame. Now at 77 years old I wish I still had that picture! Anyway back to digital cameras. I am the proud owner of a Kodak Easyshare Z915 10 megapixel digital camera. Not as exotic as some of the higher priced digital cameras but it still makes my little Kodak camera look like a toy! The newer digital cameras are a far cry better than my small Kodak. However I feel we have only broken the ice on the future of digital cameras. As the old saying goes "we aint seen nuthin yet!"