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[filmscanners] Re: Scanning negs vs. slides



On Wed, 17 Apr 2002 13:19:49 +1000  Julian Robinson (jrobinso@pcug.org.au)
wrote:

> this is not so according to Fuji's curves, in fact slides are recorded
> with
> a density range around 10 times that of the original scene - i.e.
> significantly more contrast.  Now 10 times when log-ified is not a huge
> amount but still significant, so why is this done?

:-) You'd have to look at the fashion for hyped and oversaturated colour,
images which smack you in the mouth, for an explanation. Fuji led the way
with this, and people considered Kodak materials dull and uninteresting in
comparison (especially given some of the other idiosyncrasies of
Ektachromes).

Regards

Tony Sleep
http://www.halftone.co.uk - Online portfolio & exhibit; + film scanner info
& comparisons
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