Slide Copying

Started Mar 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Slide Copying & contrast issues
In reply to technic, Mar 26, 2012

technic wrote:

IMHO the lighting is also important for local contrast and amount of grain and detail - like the difference between a condensor enlarger and a diffused color head.

Yes, the light from the CoolScans are more collimated, similar to a condenser enlarger and therefore have higher local contrast and look much crisper than either the flatbed scanners or the macro lens setups, which is more like a "cold light" enlarger head. Myself, I like the look of crisp grain in a 35mm B&W negative or transparency scan, so I ended up using the CoolScan for the scans I am going to print. I clean each negative/slide with film cleaner just like I did when enlarging back in the day before scanning, so dust is not a factor. However, scratches can be; some of them can be heaing brushed out in photoshop, others can be a real problem.

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