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RE: filmscanners: Digicams again was Re: filmscanners: Minolta DiMAGE Scan & Dimage 7 camera

At 07:37 PM 6/29/01 -0400, Dan H. wrote:

>I figure on spending $10-20k when all is said and done (spaced out over a
>period of 2-3 years).  I'm not opposed to spending $3k of that on a very
>high quality film scanner, and several thousand for a top-notch SLR and pro
>lenses.  But I have to wonder if I wouldn't be better off combining those
>expenses and getting a Nikon D1x, or (better still) waiting another few
>months to see what Canon and others have to offer.  With the near term
>possibility of 6 Megapixel CCDs that are the same size as a 35 mm frame, I
>have to wonder if a $3k film scanner is a smart investment right now.

Tough call, eh?

I visited Michael Reichmann's web site yesterday (not sure about 
the spelling) wherein he claims that the Canon D30 produces a 
better image, all around, than a Provia slide, shot on an EOS-1V,
and scanned on an Imacon at 3200 dpi.

Not sure I believe it, myself, but it is very provocative.

rafe b.


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