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[filmscanners] RE: Scanning negs vs. slides



Thanks, I wasn't aware about the persistence of this issue on the List.
Well, just after I hit Send button sending away my message, I thought it
would be worthwhile to check it out shooting similar images simultaneously
on slides and negs, scan then on my IV ED and then to make final decision.
I think I'll do it soon.

Regards,
Alex Z

-----Original Message-----
From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk
[mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of Alessandro Pardi
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2002 12:55 PM
To: alexz@zoran.co.il
Subject: [filmscanners] RE: Scanning negs vs. slides


Alex,

expect a war after your post :-)
This is a long debated topic: last thread I followed ended with (more or
less) the agreement that high-end scanners (drum scanners) work better with
slides, whereas prosumer scanners give better results with negatives (of
course, slides have the advantage of providing a visual reference for color
calibration, but that's another matter).
In my experience I can confirm that both the Nikon LS-30 and the Canon
FS4000, especially for contrasty images, give MUCH better results with negs.
I have never even seen a drum scanner, so I'll let someone else confirm or
reject the other part of the statement.
Anyway, if you already own a scanner and don't plan to change it, you may
want to test your equipment, since that's what you're going to deal with.

Alessandro Pardi
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alex Zabrovsky [mailto:alexz@zoran.co.il]
> Sent: luned 15 aprile 2002 13.19
> To: alessandro.pardi@inferentiadnm.com
> Subject: [filmscanners] Scanning negs vs. slides
>
>
> Hi guys.
> I just had a conversation with some experienced user of IV ED.
> During the talk, he mentioned that once he acquired the
> scanner and started to built his archive, he turned to negatives solely
claiming
> that he found the results to be better scanning negatives in case of wide
> dynamic range captured on the film. He states that the image with
> featuring high contrast (night scenic for example) will be
> rendered much better by the scanner in terms of the details in dark, while

> highlights are still well preserved, whilst with slides often the dark
> details are missing being still resolved visually on light table under
loupe.
> Is that correct ?
> I usually prefer to shoot slides for anything except  people-related
stuff,
> but if is opinions have much to reflect the reality, I would
> probably switch to negatives for outdoors also.
>
> Regards,
> Alex Z
>
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