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Re: filmscanners: RE: filmscanners: New Nikon performance
> > I guess my take is that the "adding" of dust is just a corollary to
> > having a really sharp scan... It's hardly the scanner's fault that
> > is dust or damage to the film...
> > Isaac
> Yes, I agree in principle, but sharpness gains have to be weighed
> against other performance factors. How much sharper in real terms is
> the Nikon 8000 vs the Polaroid 120, if at all? And how much
> difference is there in the ability to scan Kodachrome and B&W without
> artifacting and time spent retouching?
> This is the issue I'm trying to get a handle on. And while it
> certainly isn't the scanner's "fault" if there is dust on film, there
> is an entire range of performance differences in how film is rendered
> depending on the quality of the light source. Point source light can
> give a "crunchy" quality to the tonal structure some would not want.
> Some prefer the extra "punch" of this light.
I have always preferred the Omega D5-XL's diffused source... oh wait a
minute, what were we talking about?:-)
But all of these tonal
> and sharpness issues are ultimately splitting hairs with these new
> scanners as far as I'm concerned. I'm quite sure they are all capable
> of incredible results when used with skill. What I really want to
> know is how the new Nikons perform with Kodachrome and B&W!
> There, I've said it! (For the last time, I promise:)
Aha! A question that I can't make a smart alec response to... er, um...