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Re: filmscanners: Nikon 8000ED

The Nikons sharpness advantage is primarily in the blue channel, which
*could* make it more susceptible to showing noise and film grain.

However, both look great and I think either one could be made too look like
the other without much trouble.

I a have a feeling features (ICE) and accessories (film holders) are what
will sway consumers more than scan quality. Looks like they both scan well
enough. Though I'd like to see how well each deals with dense BW negs, and
deep shadows....


> It's clear to me that ICE "nailed" a couple of dust motes in the bottle
> lettering, and that the Nikon scan is marginally sharper. But if the theme
> is "Italy," the warmer tones of the SprintScan come closest (even if the
> original didn't). This, of course, is "happy accident"--if the theme were
> "Yelow Knife, Canada," the roles might be reversed. :-)
> As Lawrence said on his site, the judgement is largly subjective, and so
> it's your call.
> Best regards--LRA
>> From: "Lawrence Smith" <lsmith@lwsphoto.com>
>> Reply-To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
>> To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
>> Subject: RE: filmscanners: Nikon 8000ED
>> Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2001 13:07:19 -0400
>> I just posted a set of camparison scans by a SS120 and an 8000ED to my site
>> at http://www.lwsphoto.com/scan%20tests.htm
>> These are not a final conclusions, they are simply examples....
>> I am a bit surprised by the results however.
>> Lawrence
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