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[filmscanners] Re: Aztek Premier 8000 dpi scan.



On Jul 20, 2007, at 11:23 PM, gary wrote:

> I think a better comparison would be the Aztek against a dedicated
> film
> scanner, not a flat bed. It is clear to me there is a focus issue with
> the Epson.

Yeah, the Epson's problematic at best. I put up crops from the Epson
here:

http://www.pbase.com/rrjackson/comparison

You'll notice that the 100% crops at 2400, 3200, 4800 and 6400 dpi
look almost identical. I have a hard time believing that the Epson
really resolves more than about 2000 dpi, despite its claim to
resolve 6400 dpi. A more interesting comparison, if someone were to
do scans strictly for the purposes of comparison, would be the Epson
against a Nikon or Minolta film scanner. I'd actually find it pretty
interesting to see how the Epson and a Nikon equipped with Aztek's
Nikon wet mount holder would compare. Just to see where the juice is
in the consumer market. Of course, that's still comparing a $2000
film scanner to a $500 flatbed.

-Robert Jackson


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