Why can't they fix my camera, and yours?
March 27, 2008 2:33 PM Subscribe
Why, with all the advances in photography, can't they fix my camera so it shoots
what I see
posted by twiki to technology (18 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I'm talking about light. About the huge spectrum of light that our eyes see in a room - I can be in a room with light streaming in, and I can see everything inside the room with perfect accuracy but I can also see things out the window, where the light is coming in.
But my camera can't.
I understand the basics of lighting: I get why we have to light MORE sometimes to capture what our eyes see, why people use grad filters for landscape photography, why we have to light the hell out of a movie set at night to show up anything on the cameras, even though the final shot "looks like night", why people use software to create HDR shots, why you might use exposure bracketing, etc.
I get all that.
What I don't get is why they haven't come up with a way to FIX this. I can fit the every photograph I've ever taken including all the crap that didn't make it onto a single hard drive, there's wifi and digital backs for really old enormo cameras and 39 megapixel Hasselblads, I can play music, talk on the phone, scan barcodes, take pictures, write a book, read a book and balance my checkbook in a single device but why can't they figure out how to make the camera's sensor (or lens, or whatever combination is causing this problem) grab what my eye is seeing in terms of light?
Seems like with all the advances in technology, we should be able to fix this, right? Or am I wrong? Help me to understand.