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[filmscanners] RE: 3 year wait

> >>However, the reason the reference is "true pixel" is
> >>because other than the new Foveon chip...
> >>
> >
> > Well, no, scanning digital camera backs and cameras, and
> monochrome backs,
> > also provide "true" pixels.
> >
> > Austin
> >
> Yes, of course, you are correct, but I think the discussion was
> Ektachrome film, which is color, which precludes the monochrome, but
> probably not the scanning back.
> I assume the scanning back works like a scanner, with a moving tri-line
> sensor for color work?

Correct, they either use a tri-linear sensor or do three scans with a
different filter for each scan.

>  How long does it take to complete a scan across?
>   I assume it is only to be used for "still life" subjects (or very
> lethargic ones?)

The "how long" is on the order of minute(s), and yes, it is only appropriate
for "still life", or "still dead", which ever you are shooting.


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