Film still rocks
I am film shooter. I use film for several reasons: I love film colors, film resolution, different film formats (square, rectangular, panoramic), great film cameras. There is only one problem with film - scanning. Not every scanner can show film potential. I saw many test, trying to prove that film is dead because it is "bad", but all they were based on dealing with not so good scanners. Most film grain and noise what one can see are added by scanner itself, due to it CCD or condenser-like light source of the scanner. You could see such a test (Smartphones vs DSLR vs Film) few days ago here on Dpreview.
This time I need to say a few words about film. Or I would simply show one of my scan, made on good scanner. Because not the film is so bad, but the scanners. I really disappointed with the fact, that non of big companies produce good scanners, and those who did - Nikon first of all, have stopped, while film become more and more popular last few years. I do know that there are some companies who still make scanners, but they are either not so good, or very expensive. But there ar soe many people, who, like me, would be happy to buy new perfect affordable scanner, capable of scanning 135 and 120 film, but top DSLR.
Ok. Now the photo. Just pixel peepering. I shoot 24x36mm, 24x65 panoramic, and 6x17sm panoramic frames. I won't show you 160Mpx of 6x17sm. Such a huge frame is not for everyone. I decided to show you 24x65mm, whis is much closer to popular 24x36mm. Here is the link to original unedited scan:
This is the preview:
|Burano magic city. Fuji TX-1, 45mm lens, Fuji Velvia 100F,6300 dpi scan on Hasselblad X5 scanner, scanned in Scandig Gmbh.|
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