>My kit consists of a 35mm rangefinder camera with a few very good lenses,
>and Kodak TMax 400 film. The reason for the fast film is that I take lots
>of pictures indoors in bad light, and also that I actively dislike the
>"grainless" look of medium-format or slow 35mm negatives.
Just my luck...some of us start making inroads on grain-aliasing, and along
comes a purist like Nick! ;-)
That's not to say that "grain" and "grain-aliasing" are the same. Tony has
pointed out quite well, in previous discussions, that they aren't. The
problem is that CCD's are prone to *misread* grain as false pixel colors,
particularly in dense areas at 2700ppi and below. There wouldn't be much
point in deliberately seeking a scanner that would *emphasize* this, unless
one really likes the "Pointilist" effect, but ISTM that either a Nikon or
Polaroid with 4000dpi would report actual grain more accurately, as seems to
be the concensus of earlier members. But some may disagree.
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