Re: negative scanners (OT)
I agree with Ryuji. I have seen many real world comparisons between drum, Imacon, high-end flatbeds and the consumer Epsons and the results simply are much less persuasive than the comparison at http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=470241529&size=o
And as Ryuji notes, the samples differ a lot in contrast. Also, one can never be sure what type of sharpening, if any, was done in the scan.
At 8:35 PM -0400 6/27/07, Ryuji Suzuki wrote:
From: eric nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: negative scanners (OT) Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 18:54:53 -0500Although I've heard of very slight improvements via the V-series epsons and wet mounting over their 4990, (which I have), the proof was in the pudding for me for using film scanners over flatbeds.> http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=470241529&size=o I'm not sure about that comparison photo. The two samples differ significantly in contrast. A lot of comparison tests I've seen don't factor in the difference in image contrasts produced by various scanners and softwares.