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RE: filmscanners: exposing C41 for scanning ( was gibberish header)
FYI, I also have a new 8000 ED that has the same banding issue but I am
having a hard time getting upset over it.:) When I do the fine ccd it does
get rid of the problem but when I read the "help" associated with the
button it says that "fine CCD" can add as much as three times to the scan
time. Having a hard time getting upset about that to. Oh well!!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rafeb [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, June 29, 2001 5:16 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: filmscanners: exposing C41 for scanning ( was gibberish
> At 07:47 AM 6/29/01 +0100, you wrote:
> >On Thu, 28 Jun 2001 07:48:39 -0400 (EDT) Raphael Bustin
> >(firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> >> but I wonder about the wisdom
> >> of overexposing C41 film that will be
> >> scanned.
> >> In my experience, it's the dense images that
> >> are more likely to stress the scanner into
> >> banding.
> ><IDLE SPECULATION> This sounds to me like the old (LS30
> 'jaggies') Nikon
> >stepper-motor foibles in a different guise, perhaps another
> >issue which occurs when exposure is prolonged. Maybe Ed will
> be able to
> >alter timings in VS, as with the LS30... </IDLE SPECULATION>
> >No banding problems here, ever, with a SS4000.
> Must admit I'm confused and concerned about the banding
> on the LS-8000 these days. I'd never noticed it before
> Lawrence Smith's post, a few days back (along with that
> awful JPG that was attached.) But since then, I've seen
> it a lot more often than I'd care to...
> A couple of things have changed over here; for one, it's
> been pretty hot. For another, I'm scanning mostly 35 mm,
> as opposed to the 645 negatives when I first received
> the scanner. Temperatures should be lower this weekend,
> so maybe I can check out the "heat" angle.
> The effect, when it appears, is usually pretty subtle.
> One thing I notice is that the bands are quite wide and
> quite periodic. Aside from that, I'm still trying to
> pin down just what causes it.
> The "Super Fine Scan" checkbox worked quite dramatically
> on one image, while I was on the phone with the Nikon
> tech. But the banding still appears occcasionally, on
> other images, even with this option selected.
> BTW, I think you're onto something with the theory
> that the Nikon illumination LEDS are not all that
> bright. I've also noticed (and mentioned) that the
> "noise" made by the scanner mechanism is unusually
> and disturbingly coarse. I can believe that the
> audible "clicks" emitted by the scanner correspond
> to the visible bands seen on the scans.
> rafe b.