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[filmscanners] Re: Density vs Dynamic range



Rev Austin I say to you that you are a prat and that is the end of it all.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Austin Franklin" <darkroom@ix.netcom.com>
To: <dickbo@btopenworld.com>
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2002 12:55 PM
Subject: [filmscanners] RE: Density vs Dynamic range


> You could help yourself by forgetting all about dynamic range, which is a
> term pertinent to thos who manufacture and design CCD type devices.
> If you are a photographer all that should concern you is density range,
> because that is the range that carries visual information from
> the original
> scene.

That's bad advice IMO.  Dynamic range is equally, if not more important than
density range.

> What really matters, if you are after a very wide original
> density range,

Yes, like lithography film...which has no tonality, simply a wide density
range.  Do you shoot with that?  If tonality is important to you, then
dynamic range is important to you.

Austin

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