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[filmscanners] RE: film and scanning vs digital photography

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  • Subject: [filmscanners] RE: film and scanning vs digital photography
  • From: "Paul D. DeRocco" <pderocco@ix.netcom.com>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2007 08:41:34 -0700
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> From: lists@lazygranch.com
> My recollection is the first DSLR these guys thought was as
> good as film was a 16Mpixel Canon EOS 1. I can't recall the
> exact variant (Mark 1, mark 2, etc.) If you don't own that
> camera (or maybe the 22Mpixel model that is going to replace
> it), the DSLR will not be as good as scanned film. However,
> if you can control your work to the point where you don't
> need to crop very much, you can get acceptable results with a
> lesser camera.
> I attended a talk by Jim Sugar (National Geographic and other
> mags) a few months ago. I haven't followed through on this,
> but he said Getty Images and Digital Railroad have on their
> websites what they consider an acceptable camera to produce
> stock images for them to sell.

I always felt that DSLRs, even my lowly 10D, had more accurate, neutral
color than even the Kodachrome 25 I used to shoot, much more neutral than
the E6 films. When you think about it, a simple color filter into three
photon counters (which is what a silicon sensor is, effectively) is a lot
simpler, from an information processing point of view, than a pair of
reversing chemical processes, both of which have non-linearities and


Ciao,               Paul D. DeRocco
Paul                mailto:pderocco@ix.netcom.com

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