Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/09/24

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: My first scans!!!
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 02:44:19 -0700

Anthony Atkielski wrote:
> From: Mark Rabiner <>
> Sent: Friday, September 24, 1999 08:34
> Subject: [Leica] Re: My first scans!!!
> > Anyone who wants me to send them a scan or two go
> > ahead and Email me and maybe pick out a title and you
> > can see how well my Summicron does.
> Can you put them on a Web or FTP site?  Even a JPEG of a scan that size (4000
> dpi, right?) is going to be around 26 MB.  I know that my Coolscan produces 12
> MB JPEGS (via Photoshop), and 57 MB TIFFs (in 36-bit color mode).
Don't know how to do that yet
> > I'm not sure how representative any of them are. 200
> > to 300K.
representative of subject matter. most my work is on a white backdrop.
> It will not be possible to judge the scans accurately if you compressed them
> that far.  Too much is lost in the compresssion.
You are right
> The best thing to do is prepare one JPEG of the overall scan, reduced in size,
> to show the quality, plus another JPEG of minimal compression showing a small
> extract of the same scan, at full resolution, to show the resolving power.
absolutely but check below. 
>   -- Anthony

This thing was dumb for me to put in "can see how well my Summicron does." That
was basically meaningless I didn't even state which focal length. (50 by the
way) and it's a fairly standard thing that can be checked out better elseware if
we are not already aware of the lens.
I'm just talking about a general feel of the subject matter and composition
which I picked and the tonality which has half a chance of coming across the waY
I intended. The Dolls I had printed already in the darkroom and here I got a
chance to work from the negative again but this time in the digital realm.
I also Thursday copied that print onto EPN Ektachrome (with my 105 2.8 Nikkor)
so I will compare the apparent resolution and tonality of the two slides myself.
Again: Slides of the same image darkroom verses scan and Photoshop and output. A
whole new ballgame that I will learn from. If the scans don't output well the
copy slides will probably be ok.
Mark Rabiner