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RE: filmscanners: 2700ppi a limiting factor in sharpness?

> Winsor wrote:
> >It seems to me that the 2700 dpi is the limiting factor.  Rather like
> >the old joke about the senior citizen stereo sale special.  Doesn't
> >matter much how good the speakers are if you can't hear them.
> No, I don't think so.  I've tried scanning a few of my slides on
> a Polaroid
> SS4000, and the amount of extra information seems small.  There's
> more pixels,
> but there doesn't seem to be much difference between a 2700ppi
> scan resampled
> to 4000dpi and the 4000dpi image.

That VERY much depends on the film being scanned, what camera/lense and
development were used.  I find a VERY large difference in quality of 4000spi
scans vs 2700spi scans.  I find the 2700 scans are not very sharp, and don't
have near the detail the 4000spi scans do...and then 5080 is even far better
than 4000.  It also depends on what scanners you are talking about.

> I'm simply saying that the scanner can't fix problems with
> the source.  If all my photos were equally fuzzy, I wouldn't know what I
> was missing.  But the ones taken with prime lenses are
> significantly sharper
> (duh on my part).

How very true!


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