Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] More playing Doug Herr...
From: Jim Hemenway <>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 13:10:45 -0500
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Thanks for the info.  I guess it really is time for me to buy a new
scanner as I can't get the king of shadow detail that you do with my
LS-20, aka Coolscan II.

I'm looking forward to the Nikon 8000 scanner... it's reputed to produce
4000 DPI on a 6x6, much greater on 35mm and the DMAX is supposed to be
much better than any comparably priced scanner.

Jim wrote:
> On Thu, 29 March 2001, Jim Hemenway wrote:
> >
> > Ken:
> >
> > What type of scanner did you use on the Richardson Bay shots?
> >
> > I especially like the last two Snowy Egrets.
> I used a Nikon Coolscan III, scanned at 2700 dpi, then cropped slightly and reduced to 800x600 pixels.
> I've found that with Velvia and Provia transparencies, I have to play with the analog gain to maximise the dynamic range captured.  Scanning at the default setting often results in great loss of shadow details.  The scan of the mallard picture isn't great either, as the details of the feathers behind the head are lost.  The 8-bit range is woefully inadequate, and I'm now very interested in the new Nikon Coolscan 4000 ED with an uncut 35mm roll film adaptor.

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