Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/21[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
> Though a 35mm negative contains more data than digital cameras can even > dream of, Not really... At 5080DPI I run out of (or into as the case may be ;-) grain on most any film that is ~160 ASA and above... Since you have to sample (scan) at 'slightly more than' 2x the frequency you want to get, that would be ((1 x (.5 x 5080)) x (1.5 x (.5 x 5080))) or ~9M pixels. This is not taking into consideration B&W or color, that is a topic all unto it self. There are many other issues, such as the randomness of film grains, and the uniformity of digital sensors...that weigh in here, but I believe the above shows, as well as the current crop of high end digital cameras does too, that very good digital imaging is on the near horizon. I do not believe that spells the demise of film, BTW.