Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/16

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Subject: Re: [Leica] digital v. film, 35mm v. MF v. LF, how many dpi, etc etc -- someinfo
From: Johnny Deadman <>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 17:26:34 -0500

on 16/1/01 4:47 pm, Austin Franklin at wrote:

>> which <AMAZEMENT> actually uses practical tests to tease out the answers
> to
>> some of these questions </AMAZEMENT>.
> It's a great discussion, but very limited, in my opinion, to the conclusions
> that can be drawn.  One of the issues I have with it is the 35mm equipment
> used for these tests:
> "The 35mm images here (both original field image and the image of the
> 30x39-inch print) were done on a Canon Elan with a Canon 28-105mm lens at
> f/11 on Fujichrome Velvia film using the camera's autofocus. "

Very fair point. However it certainly establishes a lower limit for the 35mm
stuff. A lot of the results were new to me, anyway, especially the
sharpness/color rendition comparisons of film/digital and also the
pseudo-detail artefacts in the digital pix (you can get this by
over-sharpening a scan, of course).
- -- 
Johnny Deadman