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[filmscanners] Re: Scanning negs vs. slides



Tony writes:

> Information that is sacrificed has gone forever.

Sure, but you're sacrificing information either way.  In slides, you lose
information in highlights and shadows; but in negatives, you lose
information in the midtones.

> The adaptive properties of the eye are nothing
> to do with this. Reality does not exhibit blown
> highlights and blocked shadows ...

Sure it does, until your eyes adjust (if they can).

> ... light meters do not suddenly whiz off the
> scale to infinity nor plunge to zero.

I've seen that happen with spot meters.  Specular highlights will drive them
to the top, and lots of shadowy areas will cause them to bottom out.

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