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[filmscanners] Re: SS 120 questions for current users



I was using the Photoshop plug of Silverfast Ai 5.  Would Insight be better?
I could not of course test out Vuescan which I use with my LS30.

Simon

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave King" <kingphoto@mindspring.com>
To: <simon@sclamb.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2002 6:05 PM
Subject: [filmscanners] Re: SS 120 questions for current users


> The short answer is you will have to some basic tweaking in Photoshop if
you
> use Insight 5.5 with the most recent transparency profile.  It comes in
with
> accurate color, but a little flat.  Many chromes you don't want an exact
> color reproduction anyway, considering film's color distortions of lens
> output.  Hey it's film you're looking at, not lens output:)  But in my
> experience the colors are true to the chrome at Insight's no adjustment
> settings, and I would think you could save a standard tone curve for
> production work.
>
> Color negs are an entirely different story.  Insight hypes colors, and
> crossovers abound.  Vuescan is considerably better, but I find I often
still
> have to work with relatively minor crossovers quite a bit in Photoshop to
> get a great final.  But since it doesn't start out hyped it's at least
> possible to get there.  The little bit I've worked with Insight for negs
my
> impression was "impossible".  For production work with color negs you'd be
> better off with Nikonscan or the Imacon software.  (Haven't used the
Imacon
> software, going by what I've heard.)
>
> My .02
>
> Dave
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Simon Lamb" <simon@sclamb.com>
> To: <kingphoto@mindspring.com>
> Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2002 12:11 PM
> Subject: [filmscanners] SS 120 questions for current users
>
>
> I just spent three hours with an SS 120 and the Imacon Photo.  The only
> major difference that I found was in the colour fidelity when scanning
> slides, in this case Kodak E100VS 6X6 slides.  Whereas the Imacon
> representation of the slide was spot on in colour reproduction, the SS 120
> was more washed out and the saturation had been lost.
>
> Other than that it seemed to be an excellent unit, not as good as the
Imacon
> in the final scans (the Imacon seemed to show more detail and smoother
> transitions even though it was working at 3200dpi and not 4000dpi.
>
> Have any of you current SS 120 users notices colours not being reproduced
> correctly and have you managed to fix this easily using the scanner
> software?  Or am I going to need to do a lot of colour manipulation in
> Photoshop?
>
> Sorry to keep asking questions but I want to make sure I spend my money on
> the right scanner as it is a lot of money.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Simon
>
>
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