Canon has been in the game for over 100 years, and along with Nikon, they made the transition from film to digital relatively unscathed. In this photo duel from Denae & Andrew we get to see Canon's last ever film camera, the EOS-1, compete head to head with their first consumer full-frame digital camera, the Canon 5D.
While the 5D (not the 5D Mark I as there was no Mark II at the time) is not the first DSLR Canon released, it was the first designed for the prosumer market. While the 1Ds came out first, the 5D was much more attainable to consumers. I find photo challenges like this extremely interesting. For one, it's great to see the variety of photos that two people can get when they are walking the same path with their gear — it really lets us see how each photographer's eye works under the fun framing of "film versus digital".
These sorts of exercises aren't meant to discover whether film is better than digital or vice versa (We all know it's an unwinnable debate) — but rather a great excuse to get out and shoot. Denae & Andrew are still near the top of my list when it comes to YouTubers, they seem to just love what they do and not get too caught up in the technical like most others do. The shots that they both got during this shoot was great — especially the landscape photos. I find it interesting that it seems Denae underexposed all of her shots by a stop or so resulting in some lifted blacks - but they turned out real gorgeous because of it! I can't help but wonder if it was a bad meter or a creative choice.
What were your thoughts on the photo battle? Have you ever shot with either of these cameras? Sound off below!