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Re: filmscanners: Best film scanner, period!!!

It is probably the weak point in the process, but it was a matter of

I did try to minimize the "damage" by using a Navitar Gold lens, which
is one of the best there are for projection.  Still, I would agree it
degraded the images.  Trying to see a full image with a loupe,
especially when there were about nearly 150 frames, is asking a lot of
anybody, even photographers, so we decided to make it a more enjoyable
evening by projecting the images.  At least each slide was probably
equally prejudiced against.  I did a loupe example prior to putting the
trays together, and I was unable to see a real difference in sharpness.


Austin Franklin wrote:
> > As I think I've posted before, I did a double blind shoot out with Leica
> > and Nikon lenses (a 28mm 2.8 wide angle, a 135mm 2.8 tele and the 50mm
> > 1.4 normal).  Each image was shot with one of these three lenses with
> > both the Leica and the Nikon, on Kodachrome 25.
> >
> > After the images were marked, they were placed in slide trays in random
> > sequence, but next to one another, and projected with Navitar Gold
> > projector lenses.
> >
> > A group of 4 experienced photographers were asked to evaluate each pair
> > of images and choose the one they preferred.  Consideration as given to
> > sharpness, color "accuracy", overall contrast and exposure evenness, and
> > the like.
> Is doing this type of testing with projected slides really a "good" test?


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