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[filmscanners] Re: My best scanner/film combinations -ideal film



About a year ago I was in contact with Fuji about a film with these same
characteristics.  I was told that Japan is always "listening" and may
well be working on such a thing right now.  Of course, that might have
just been a way to get rid of me, but the idea still has merit IMHO.

Art

Julian Robinson wrote:

> Anthony - I had never thought of the possibility of an ideal film for
> scanning like this, but I agree this would be great stuff.  Sadly you are
> right it will never happen bec of digital, and because I think the
> manufacturer would have to put up with a lot of flack about slides that
> looked so crappy - low contrast.
>
> And I meant to thank you and someone else (gone in the mists of e-time) for
> suggesting Fuji Superia 100 as a good scanning neg film. I have never used
> it so will try it. Until now I have been stuck between Supra and normal
> Kodak Gold.  (I like the grain better on Supra but the colour on Gold).  I
> think Kodak Royal Gold is/was considerably better than common person Gold,
> but I can't get any of this any more, and not even sure if it is still made.
>
> Julian
>
> At 01:13 11/12/02, you wrote:
>
>>This leads me on to say what my favourite film WOULD be:
>>1. Colour reversal - Ease to 'see' and file
>>2. Density of the actual film material - same as slide but a stop less
>>in the shadows (should eliminate most scanning probs)
>>3. Dynamical range film is able to capture - some where between slide
>>and neg. I find that I don't every really utilise the full range
>>available on neg film but need more than slide can give me. You would
>>not need to 'expand' the histogram so much ending up with a less grainy
>>image compared to neg film.
>>
>>The above film would look low contrast but a slide isn't the end product
>>unless you project it. I assume most people on this list want to scan
>>their slides!
>>
>


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