Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/07/14

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: [Leica] Why a digital M
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Wed Jul 14 06:41:41 2004

Inferior because of the grain? I don't think so. Each film's grain
structure is part of the 'look' of the particular film, and is in fact
one of the reasons that people prefer particular films. One of the draw
backs of digital can, for me, be the lack of grain - although there are
some pretty good ways to put it in.

And digital has its own "grain;" except it's called "noise." :-)

B. D.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
David Mason
Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2004 9:34 AM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Why a digital M

Yeah, I have to agree with that - except that sometimes I like grain in
a photo. To me the bug drawback with film scanning is the clean-up work
I have to do in photoshop - dust, color-cast, etc. Of course, I don't
have a very nice scanner either ;)

On Wed, 14 Jul 2004 08:14:15 +0100, Frank Dernie
<> wrote:
> Yea but look at the results - scanned film is nowhere near as good as 
> you write. I use a Nikon 8000 scanner and scanned film 35 is very 
> comparable to my 6mpxl EOS, better in some ways, worse in others. 
> Scanned 6x7 negs have more resolution but are still inferior in some 
> ways because of the grain. Frank
> On 14 Jul, 2004, at 02:12, Frank Filippone wrote:
> > It was measured as 10MP per square inch... and a Pixel defined as in

> > any other graphics business. .... as a representation of RGB ( or 
> > other color
> > coordinate) ....  SO it is 10MP/sqIn * 1 1/2 sqIn/Neg * 3
> > for a
> > total of 45MP ( as measured by the marketing companies trying to
> > pixels
> > rather than perfrormance) for a 35mm Neg... and that was a bunch of
> > years
> > ago with lower grade film than Velvia or Tmx100......
> >
> > Frank Filippone
> >
> >
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> > Leica Users Group.
> > See for more information
> >
> _______________________________________________
> Leica Users Group.
> See for more information
Leica Users Group.
See for more information

Replies: Reply from feli at (Feli di Giorgio) ([Leica] Why a digital M)
Reply from Frank.Dernie at (Frank Dernie) ([Leica] Why a digital M)
Reply from tedgrant at (Ted Grant) ([Leica] Why a digital M)
In reply to: Message from masonster at (David Mason) ([Leica] Why a digital M)