Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/26

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Subject: AW: [Leica] neg scanners - opinions please
From: Bernhard Wingerter <>
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 1998 23:01:38 +0200

I also use the LS2000. First with NikonScan 2.0 and 2.1 now with 
Silverfast.I scanned negs and slides for the web an for printing with Epson 
Photo and Tektronix Phaser 560.
My experience is, that it is much easier to get good results with negatives 
than with slides. The result from negs looks fine with a nearly linear 
gradation curve and very few colorcast correction.
With slides it is difficult to reduce the huge density range to the 
printers or monitors small range. So you often need gradation curves with a 
hyperbolic shape.
I'm a newbie on scanning and this is my private experience I made during 
the last few month. It is much more difficult and it takes me much more 
time to get good results with slides.
I made my experience with Fuji Provia and Sensia on Slides. For negs I used 
KodakGPX and GPY and especially PJM which IMHO is the best film for digital 
imaging. You can use  it from 100 to 1000 ASA without pushing. It is sharp 
enough for scanning with a slide scanner. Its color saturation is fine and 
it records everything without getting to less or to much density.

> -----Ursprungliche Nachricht-----Pascal wrote:
> One thing though: great results are apparently easier to get with slides
> than with negatives. It gives a good argument to go for slides whenever
> it is possible/practical.