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Re: filmscanners: brandnew user queries
> | Perhaps I should rent a really excellent flatbed to scan these
> | prints, rather than make do with slide scans which lose the ultrafine
> | detail. Do you recall the list's consensus on the best flatbeds? I realise
> | that it will take two passes per image with stitching to join them.
Really high end flatbed scanners will be able to scan your 11 x14 prints in a
single pass. I believe that he
Scitex Eversmart has a 12" x 17" scanning bed, and has an optical resolution of
5000 dpi, if not that high,
certainly over 3000 dpi.
Although I think a direct scan of your original film on a very high end scanner
might give you better
results. There is a difference of opinion, but either a flatbed or drum
scanner can give really good results,
your choice might be dictated by the condition (scratches etc.) and tonal range
of your original film.
partner, SKID Photography, NYC