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[filmscanners] Re: rebuild your scanner and get better results(revisited)



Hi Al,

I've not yet gotten around to actually try any of the suggestions Bo
gave me.  Basically, what he suggested was to get some plastic diffusing
material.  He suggested some which I can't recall, but I think it was a
European product anyway, which I did not have access to.  I'd suggest
just go to a photo store that carries diffusion materials for flash and
studio lighting, or even a stationary store and get a number of
densities of plastic vellums, and try to experiment with them.  I don't
know how the Elite is constructed, but if there is access to the light
source easily, I'd try placing the diffusion material over the light in
a manner that won't impede any moving parts or carriers, and then just
test and see what works best.

Bo did mention that some exposure adjustment and color compensation is
required, depending upon the materials used.

Art

al@greenspace.freeserve.co.uk wrote:

> When this thread first surfaced last year, I didn't have a scanner.  Now that 
>I have a Minolta Elite, I thought I might try diffusing the light source to 
>see what effect (if any) that had.  Unfortunately, the link below seems to 
>need a password.  Is there anywhere else which details what people have tried?
>
>
> Al Bond
>
>
>
> Major A wrote:
>
>
>>>Intresting link
>>>http://www.visicon.se/mp/
>>>
>
> Art replied:
>
>
>>I have been in correspondence with the person involved with this website
>>for many months now regarding this matter, and I do not find his claims
>>to be unreasonable.  He is not claiming better resolution.  He is
>>claiming better color fidelity with considerably less grain, dirt, dust,
>>scratches and other surface defects with negatives on the Minolta Pro.
>>
>


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