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Re: filmscanners: Nikon Coolscan 4000ED Review

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mikael Risedal" <risedal@hotmail.com>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2001 6:18 PM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: Nikon Coolscan 4000ED Review

> Maybe its because Im from Sweden . I don't understand Mr. Corbets
> replay!

Do not worry my tall, thin and undoubtably blond nordic gentleman, because
just obtaining image sharpness is hardly sufficient if in the process you
still get a geometrically distorted photographic image.

Under the conditions you described that is just what you would get.
Using glass is hardly the answer anyway because of the likelyhood of
interfearence patterns caused by humidity changes at film and glass

In the drum scanner world it was quite common to spray a certain brand of
ladies hair laquer over the "shiny" film side i.e. the one away from the
emulsion, and provided you mounted the tranny or film neg correctly what you
reffered to as the "lack of depth of field" ensured that, even with pre A to
D USM added in, the spray roplets remained out of focus and therefore out of

I should admit that not all hair laquers were useable for this process and
due to the time lapse since I last mounted a film original on the "outside"
of a real drum scanner, I cannot for the life of me remember the brand name
of the OK hair spray.......sorry about that.

Richard Corbett


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