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RE: filmscanners: Nikon 8000ED



Re Lawrence's test scans...

At last a direct comparison!  Thank you Lawrence - excellent comparison 
scans considering it is your first day.

The things I guess we are looking for are sharpness, focus, and shadow and 
highlight detail - I don't think you can really draw any conclusions about 
contrast or colour from such a test.  Both of these are so affected by how 
you set up the scanner, and both can in any case be adjusted within  a wide 
range by PS.

To me - the Nikon clearly wins on sharpness, but the label you show (is it 
at 1:1?) is in the center of the image - I'd like to see a full 4000dpi 
crop from the image corners.

What size is the neg?

It seems that there is some kind of grain visible on the 120 more than the 
4000 (label crop), but this depends on if it is a full-res crop.  If so 
that surprises me.   But it may be texture on the label, in which case it 
would make the 120 more successful, unless again that is only because of 
its higher contrast setting.

Is it possible to post a Nikon scan but without using the 16x multiscan?  A 
single pass comparison might be interesting.

Also a crop of the some of the dark wall behind the flowers might show 
something about shadow detail.

As these are set up, the 120 seems to have more shadow detail (from the 
bottle reflections), and the 8000 has more highlight detail, but I doubt 
this is anything more than settings.

This is the most exciting thing I've seen on this list!  I dream of someone 
being in a postilion to do the same thing for the 35mm scanners -  LS4000, 
IV, Polaroid and Cannon side by side at the same time....  there must be a 
just slightly eccentric millionaire out there who wants to do something 
really really worthwhile?

Then again you could just buy me a couple of scanners and I'll do the tests ...

Thanks Lawrence,

Julian
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Lawrence Smith 
> [<mailto:lsmith@lwsphoto.com>mailto:lsmith@lwsphoto.com]
> > Sent: Friday, July 06, 2001 1:07 PM
> > To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> > Subject: RE: filmscanners: Nikon 8000ED
> >
> >
> > 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>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
> >


Julian Robinson
in usually sunny, smog free Canberra, Australia




 




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