Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/06/04

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Subject: [Leica] Film/slide scanner recommendations? Samples? Anyone use Braun?
From: chris at (Chris Crawford)
Date: Fri, 04 Jun 2010 22:26:32 -0400

I think that's what Tina meant. Also, the best scanners available now, like
the Nikon 5000 and 9000 and the Imacons, are already resolving the grain of
the film and can't really be greatly improved. A little more dynamic range
for scanning slides would be nice, but for those of us who mostly shoot
negative film, existing scanners already have far more dynamic range than
any neg. film.

Chris Crawford
Fine Art Photography
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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On 6/4/10 10:18 PM, "Charcot" <charcot at> wrote:

> Tina - why do you say nobody shoots film anymore  - I assume you mean to 
> say
> there isn't the market that there used to be hence the lack of development 
> of
> new scanners.
> ernie
> On Jun 4, 2010, at 7:13 PM, Tina Manley wrote:
>> I really think they have stopped developing scanners.  Nobody shoots film
>> any more.  The Nikon scanners are still the latest and greatest, as far as
>> film scanners go.  Some people will tell you that you can use a slide
>> duplicator and a DSLR to copy the slides and end up with a very good scan.
>> Not true.  It doesn't even begin to have the same amount of information as
>> a scan from a dedicated film scanner.
>> Tina
>> I love my nikon scanner but time passes on and its real real old digitally
>>> speaking. The other guys I'm sure have come up with something.
>>> [Rabs]
>>> Mark William Rabiner
>>> --
>> Tina Manley, ASMP
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