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[filmscanners] Re: Minolta Scan Multi Pro (was focus problems)


  • To: lexa@www.lexa.ru
  • Subject: [filmscanners] Re: Minolta Scan Multi Pro (was focus problems)
  • From: "Roger Smith" <rsmith@unb.ca>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 14:24:38 -0400
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At 10:09 AM -0600 3/20/02, david/lisa soderman wrote:
>But...what it does have is problems with negatives.
>Images from scanned negs are extremely grainy.  There are also lots of
>artifacts (surface flaws?) throughout the entire image.  No matter how good
>I clean the negs, they're always there.
At 10:09 AM -0600 3/20/02, david/lisa soderman wrote:
>Meanwhile, the Scan
>Multi Pro has rougher, grainy skin.
>Actually, the Minolta scan looks a tad sharper; especially away from the
>center and towards the edges.  (I keep wondering if the Minolta unit adds
>sharpening during the actual scan.)
>I can add a touch of Unsharp Mask to the Nikon scan with subtle results.
>But when I add the same amount of Unsharp Mask to the Minolta scan, the
>results look more dramatic.

        It sounds similar to what I get with my Minolta Scan Dual II
- a kind of graininess or grittiness I didn't get with a Canon FS2710.
        Art Entlich has also speculated that the Minoltas add some
built-in sharpening, but I'm not sure if he has confirmed that yet.

Regards,
Roger Smith

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