Film (!!) scans / workflow in 2013

Started Mar 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
D Cox
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Re: Film (!!) scans / workflow in 2013
In reply to Nigel Wilkins, May 1, 2013

Nigel Wilkins wrote:

The last time I "scanned" film I actually just photographed it with my DSLR & found I got better results than from my flatbed scanner...you also get RAW files to work with.  You certainly get better than 2000 x 3000 pixel scans if you're careful.

I agree. A good macro lens on a good sensor (about 16 megapixels upward) will give better results than a scanner.

Stop the lens down to f/8 or f/11 - any further and diffraction sets in.

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