On Fri, 7 Dec 2001 14:47:44 -0500 Austin Franklin
> I don't quite know what you mean. The physical sensor IS 4000 sensors
> inch. The lenses used SHOULD be capable of resolving to beyond that...
Actually there's a good reason for using a lens which resolves less than
the CCD ppi, and that is aliasing. Slight defocus is beneficial here,
which is why some digicams like the Nikon D1 incorporate a filter to
degrade the performance of those pricy Nikon optics. I have often wondered
if the tendency of Nikon scanners to produce more aliasing than
competitors isn't entirely down to the semi-collimated LED lightsource but
because the lens is a bit too good.
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