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[filmscanners] Re: 3 year wait



If you wish to scan only once, and you want the best possible quality,
you'll have to get the best scanner you can afford.  You aren't going to
find the quality of a $10,000 scanner in any $800 scanner, so no need to
spend any time looking for that.

If you shot handheld on cheap film, 2700 dpi will get most of what's on the
film (maybe 95% or better).  A 4000-dpi scanner will probably get 99% or
more.  An 8000-dpi scanner and/or a drum scanner will get essentially 100%.

If you shot good slide or slow B&W film on a tripod, you'll need higher
resolution in your scanner to get the same percentage of information from
the film.  Note that 8000 dpi 16-bit scans are very, very large, however,
and you'd have to store them as TIFF in order to avoid losing any
information gained in the scan.  At some point additional scan quality
becomes more trouble and expense than it is worth for your purposes.

----- Original Message -----
From: "James Hamilton" <jameshamilton777@hotmail.com>
To: <anthony@atkielski.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2002 15:06
Subject: [filmscanners] 3 year wait


Hello

I've been intending to buy a film scanner for 3 years now. I have a
collection of 3500+ consumer grade negatives (Kodak, Fuji, 100 - 400) and
this grows weekly. Should I buy a filmscanner now or should I wait even
longer for a better iteration of technology :-(

I want to scan the negatives once only as there are so many of them. So I
have to get it right first time. I am scanning for archival purposes, that
means getting every last bit of information out of the negatives.

I don't want to scan everything and find that in fact a 5000 dpi 4.0
scanner released later in the year resolves more detail in the film.
Should I just buy a Nikon 4000 ED or a Polariod 4000+ now?

I have everyhing else, the enormous PC, the file format (JPEG 2000) and the
CD writer.

Any advice appreciated
James

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