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[filmscanners] Re: Some findings/thoughts on the Sprintscan120(comments verywelcome please)



I've experienced this too, scanning Scala on a Minolta
Scan Multi Pro. There is definately shadow detail
present which does not show with a loupe on a light
table or when projected. Weird, but who's complaining?

--- Anthony Atkielski <anthony@atkielski.com> wrote: >
Dave writes:
>
> > Somebody pinch me, I think I'm dreaming.
>
> Then we must be telepathically linked, because I'm
> experiencing the same
> dream.
>
> As you noted, the LS-8000ED seems to see shadow
> detail that isn't obvious on
> the light table.  I have a habit of using the Curves
> in PS to locate the
> absolute darkest and lightest points of a scan, and
> then set my black and
> white points to those; I was very surprised when
> doing this on Velvia slides
> with the 8000ED to see that there was usable detail
> in what I thought were
> totally blocked shadows.  As a result I tend to
> crank up the extreme low end
> of my scanned images after setting the black and
> white points so that I can
> make the shadow detail a tiny bit easier to see on
> the monitor.  The only
> thing I've noticed is that if you do this more than
> just the right amount,
> you may see traces of banding in extremely high
> contrast regions.  But the
> banding I've seen is usually too mild to justify a
> rescan with one CCD.
>
>
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