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Re: filmscanners: Re: MDSD2 which way up?



I have a Minolta Scan Elite, I've scanned negs both ways, doesn't make any
difference as far as I can see... the images are usually a little soft anyway,
which is why you use Unsharp mask just before making a print...

Mike M.

Rome wrote:

> Michael Moore wrote:
>
> > Re: Emulsion side up or down... it really doesn't matter as far as I can
> > tell...
> > all you have to do is flip the image in PShop or whatever program you're
> > using.
>
> Well I can't tell much difference myself either, I've done traditional
> darkroom work with an enlarger, and I know that it usually doesn't make a
> difference, but I would have thought that with these electronic slide
> scanners having such fine tolerances and narrow depth of field, it might
> make a difference to focus straight onto the emulsion, or to focus onto the
> emulsion through the depth of the celluloid. I'd sooner focus straight onto
> the emulsion just to make sure. So does the scanning light come from the
> bottom or the top of the scanner? The slide carrier is nearer to the top of
> the casing, suggesting that the light comes from the bottom (where there is
> more room for it). In this case, it might be best to load the film emulsion
> side down, but this is the opposite to what Minolta say in the manual. Also
> significant that Minolta's advice renders the images wrong way round. I know
> I can flip them in PhotoShop, but it's odd that they'd be reversed in the
> first place, like a TLR camera. These days there's no obvious excuse for
> software having that kind of quirk.
> And although it seems not to matter which way up the emulsion is, Minolta
> make a point of recommending one way over the other. I think we'll have to
> ask Minolta.
>
> > Rome wrote:
> >
>
> >> What I'd really like to know now, is if the question that someone asked 
>last
> >> week on the list has been aswered yet, about which way up the negs are
> >> supposed to go in the DSD2 film holder. The manual booklet says emulsion
> >> side up, the pdf manual is diffrently worded but even more emphatic about
> >> putting them in emulsion up - yet logic says it should be emulsion side
> >> down. Which is it?
>
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