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Re: filmscanners: Nikon MF LED light source...
At 01:09 AM 7/16/01 -0400, Todd wrote:
>You know what I hate most about the Leaf? It's that each stage of the
>process before you get to the scan is a separate operation, with too many
Todd -- I'm not taking sides in your debate with Austin,
though enjoying the dialog, nonetheless.
The point you make above (and the steps you elaborate
in the following paragraphs) are fairly typical for
other film scanner drivers also. Which is one of the
reasons I generally disregard scanner "speed" comparisons.
1. Time to "set up" the scan often exceeds the time
taken to actually perform the scan, at least for the
way I work.
2. Time spent fiddling with the image in Photoshop
afterwards completely dwarfs the scan time + scan
It's like asking which brand of car will get you
from 34th St. to the Bronx in the least time.
I've also questioned Austin before (and agree with
your skepticism) that exposure times can be varied
willy-nilly with no effect on scan quality. This
is quite contrary to my experience with film
scanners and photography in general.