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Re: filmscanners: Provia 400F - Actually a pretty fine film! It scans well too.

Further to this...

The excessive contrast (especially in the shadows) is mostly a Vuescan
problem.  The actual slide contrast is OK as far as I'm concerned.  Using a
Brightness value of 1.4 in Vuescan produced a much better match to the

On the eagle scene, the blown out highlights of the eagles head is also a
Vuescan problem.  The slide has nice detail there and so does Canoscan.
Vuescan has always had trouble on this type of image as far back as I can
remember.   The raw scan file shows good detail but by the time it ends up
in the final crop file the extreme highlight detail has been overly
compressed and lost.  I couldn't fix it in Vuescan so used Canoscan to make
my 8x10 printout in order to preserve the eagle's head properly.

So ProviaF 400 looks a little better today than it did at midnight last
nite...the only real problem being bad looking grain.


----- Original Message -----
From: "bjs" <bjs1@home.com>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2001 1:26 AM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: Provia 400F - Actually a pretty fine film! It
scans well too.

> I've added some examples of Provia400F on a temporary test page.  Canon
> FS2710.  Both full resolution to assess the grain and then downsampled to
> match Terry's examples.
> Page is at:
> IMHO, it's a bit contrasty and far too grainy for my taste.  Heavily
> downsampled web images looked OK but full resolution and 8x10 printouts
> looked bad to me.
> Byron


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