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Can You Spot a Digital?

Do you have a trained eye for analogue? Take this test and find out!

As I was browsing through photos on the Lomography website, I realized that some photos seemed to scream “analogue” while others were slightly more ambiguous. I don’t feel as though I always can tell the difference between a digital and analogue photo at first glance. Sure, there are some of the obvious telltale signs – light leaks, vignetting, dust or scratches on the film, but it made me wonder…how many people in the lomo community can tell the difference between digital and analogue?

Below I have a mixture of digital and analogue photos. Can YOU tell which ones are analogue, and which are digital? Post your answers below if you think you know! (No cheating by looking at my home!)

written by 0live

13 comments

  1. fivedayforecast

    fivedayforecast

    5, 9, 12 for sure.

    Maybe 1, 2, and 8.

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  2. steffie222

    steffie222

    1: Digital 2: digital 3: film 4:film 5:digital 6:digital 7: film 8: ? 9: film 10: film 11: film 12: Digital Where do we find answers?
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  3. leesah1001

    leesah1001

    Digital: 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12 Film: 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 11 Where are the answers?!
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  4. steeef

    i think analogue are: 11, 10 (but it has a strange color), 7 (but i think someone put up the satiation in a digital way. blue sky looks full of pixel), 4 (nice distortion and vignetting in the corners), 1 looks wunderfull, a little bit perfekt (clear lines) as taken with a digital camera - maybe the same cam like picture 7 ;) ...
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  5. marypaulinem

    analogue 2 3 4 5 8 10 11 digital 1 6 7 9 12
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  6. 0live

    0live

    @steffie222 and @leesah1001 i will post the answers soon :)

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  7. modopolis

    cool cool cool!!! 1 digital 2 digg 3 film 4 digital 5 digital 6 digital 7 film 8 film 9 film 10 digital 11 digital 12 film
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  8. desibel

    desibel

    I'm usually pretty good with spotting the difference, but i might be wrong!
    1 digital, 2 digital, 3 analogue, 4 analogue, 5 digital, 6 digital, 7 analogue, 8 digital, 9 digital, 10 analogue, 11 analogue, 12 digital

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  9. alix-mansell

    alix-mansell

    Digital = 1,5,9,12

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  10. walasiteodito

    walasiteodito

    no answers yet?

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  11. 0live

    0live

    THE ANSWERS.............................

    DIGITAL: #1, #2, #5, #6, #8, #9, #12

    FILM: #3 (Kodak BW400CN scanned as color film); #4 (Lomo CN400); #7 (Lomo X-pro slide 200); #10 (Kodak BW400CN); #11 (Fuji Pro S 120)

    Well done everyone!

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  12. holgardo

    holgardo

    Too data... You have posted the answer, but (If someone want to believe me) I had just one mistake before reading answers.

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  13. bsdunek

    bsdunek

    Kind of misleading. Analog doesn't have to be blurry and off color, and digital can be. If you compare a crappy plastic camera to a modern digital, yes, you can tell the difference, but a decent film camera will rival digital. I am a film guy, and have fun with my Holga's and 110 cameras, so I'm not saying that's not OK, it's just not the only thing.

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