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[filmscanners] Re: My best scanner/film combinations

  • To: lexa@lexa.ru
  • Subject: [filmscanners] Re: My best scanner/film combinations
  • From: "Bruce" <smthopr@earthlink.net>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 17:30:38 -0800
  • In-reply-to: <200212101659.18lVdx2st3NZFnx0@emu>
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on 12/10/2002 4:00 PM, filmscanners_Digest_owner@halftone.co.uk at
filmscanners_Digest_owner@halftone.co.uk wrote:

>> ...why? The tonality of color negative film is better than slide film,
> I don't know what "tonality" means here, but I disagree with the statement
> for any interpretation I can make.  Slides scan to have more tonal
> smoothness and better tonal graduation than negs.
>> the
>> resolution of both, for today's films, is nearly identical
> Yes, the actual measured resolution, although apparent resolution on negs
> is not quite as subjectively good to me, because of the noise.
>> , with negative
>> film having a slight edge, you have better exposure latitude with negative
>> film...
> agreed
>> and negative film scans better.
> Only from the point of view of brightness range.  Scans worse from the
> point of view of noise/grain/whatever.
> Just the same I use negs most of the time, but a lot of this is bec my
> subjects and my skill combine to mean that I rarely have the lighting flat
> enough for a slide that I can scan without loss.
> Julian
> ...and I didn't venture into the Tomb of the Forbidden Topic even once!

Well put Julian!


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