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RE: filmscanners: Nikon Scan & VS Negative dynamic range
It is very simple: NS decides to clip a neg scan if the dynamic range
encoded in the neg is more than a certain amount. I don't know what this
amount is, but I can demonstrate a very strong difference between NS and
Vuescan in this respect with shots on Supra 400.
No amount of adjustment to NS's master or R, G, B light output levels solves
this problem - you can tweak the output levels to choose which you'd rather
lose (shadows or highlights) but you cannot get the full range of such a neg
Maybe older versions are different. I write this with respect to NS3.0 and
3.1 working with my LS40.
(Hoping I haven't grabbed the wrong end of the stick.)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Austin Franklin
> Sent: 05 September 2001 23:53
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: filmscanners: Nikon Scan & VS Negative dynamic range
> > Comparing NS3.1 with the Kodak print of the Max400 Stouffer dupe,
> > NS3.1 has
> > more dynamic range by at least two stops. The print compresses the
> > brightest 2 stops and the darkest step is compressed.
> > Mike Duncan
> What does the scanning software have to do with the dynamic range of the
> scanner? Are you letting the software set your setpoints?