I have run across an interesting article in my internet travels Analog is Not the Opposite of Digital which addresses using the term "analog" for a film camera.

I tend to disagree with the article, and I would like to ask a question about the characteristics of traditional film that would make it an analog medium (i.e., able to respond to a virtually continuous spectrum of light, etc.), so it feels like a signal processing question at its core, but I'm not absolutely sure it fits here. Photography.SE might seem like an obvious choice, but I think that the theoretical perspective/expertise here is more what I am looking for.

I would make every attempt to avoid it being "discussion"y as well, so I think it's safe to assume that it would pass the fundamental test of being a real or constructive question.

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    $\begingroup$ Since you didn't get a response yet, I'd say go ahead and ask and we'll see what people think. $\endgroup$ Dec 14, 2012 at 0:09
  • $\begingroup$ @yoda Thanks, for some reason I didn't get an inbox notification of your comment. Oh well, Happy New Year! $\endgroup$
    – jonsca
    Jan 1, 2013 at 18:10


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