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[filmscanners] RE: color negative/print film advice

Thanks, Frank. If I do, I'll let you know. But I seem to be the only
person on the list who doesn't use VueScan. I use Silverfast, mostly
because I already did on my flatbed and hoped to keep life simple. Ha!


>Lately I've been doing nature photography with Portra 400UC and scanning
>on my SS4000 using VueScan and have been very pleased with the result --
>most of the time. About 25% of the time I get previews in VueScan that
>are very low in contrast and I have to fiddle a lot in Photoshop to
>strike a balance. Those shots never do "pop" the way the other 75% come
>out, which are quite striking. If you try this film, I'd be very curious
>to hear your results. I have no idea what causes this 25% anomaly
>because visually the density of the negatives appears the same.
>Sometimes I rescan and they come out just fine. Other times the rescan
>is just as funky. It could be that my scanner is getting flakey because
>I've put it through a lot of usage the last couple years. I just scanned
>a roll of Provia 100F (slide film) and I could have been experiencing
>the same phenomenon only not so obvious. Hard to say.
>Frank Paris

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