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[filmscanners] Re: New cheap Minolta 5400ppi 35mm scanner

  • To: lexa@lexa.ru
  • Subject: [filmscanners] Re: New cheap Minolta 5400ppi 35mm scanner
  • From: "bob geoghegan" <bobgeo@dgiinc.com>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 11:55:23 -0400
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OOops, let's try that again with a few corrections to those dpi & lpmm
Actual resolution will be interesting.  4000 dpi is literally 78.7
lpmm.  But 4000 dpi scanners common on this list deliver something like
60-65 lpmm.  5400 dpi is a literal 106.3 lpmm.  Proportional to the 4000
dpi numbers, the Minolta would yield 81-88 lpmm.  Diffraction, etc. may
reduce those and the usual "sharpness is percieved as MTF at a certain
resolution rather than a system's max lpmm" caveats are
warranted.  [Scanner math experts are invited to flesh that out  ;-)  ] If
Minolta's optics are worthy of their sensor & they deliver the goods on
color & d-max, then it will be a tempting machine.

Will it be the last ever affordable high res 35mm film scanner?

Bob G

At 09:57 AM 4/24/2003, you wrote:

>Les Berkley wrote:
> > Thanks for the heads-up. Isn't 5400 dpi a bit of overkill though?
>Depends what you want to do with your scans, and how much time, money and
>space you want to dedicate to them. Perhaps the biggest benefit should be
>greater potential immunity to grain aliasing problems. And 699GBP is cheap,
>  really, if all else works well.
> > Any
> > idea if this will be available in the States? I'll be in Londinium in
> > September (I think); maybe I can check one out at the, er, "stockist" or
> > whatever you call it?
>It's bound to be available in the US and probably @$699 or less. I'd avoid
>buying here, it's one of the most expensive places on Earth.
> > At least you haven't got that Godless metric money yet <g>!
>Or money of any sort whatsoever, now you mention it...
>Tony Sleep - http://www.halftone.co.uk

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