Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/02/15

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Scanning With an Epson 2450
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 01:59:52 -0500

To me learning to work with a scanner was like learning to work in the
darkroom. The first several times I was in a darkroom the results I got were
pretty poor. Same with scanning.

Henri Cartier Bresson said something like "your first 50,000 pictures may
not come out so well".
This to me makes a lot more sense than "the decisive moment" which he really
didn't even say.
This to me is profound. Not "the decisive moment".

I'm saying if we worked with the scanner every day or several times a week
as the months go by we feel really good about that fact that we see our work
If we could waltz in and crank out an on the money result the first or
second time in I think it would not even be that rewarding. Too easy.

Almost all my early scans have long ago been trashed.
I'm embarrassed about the fact that I showed them to people.
But its a brave new world an exciting time to be involved with photography.
We're all just winging it playing it by ear trying to figure it all out.

Mark R.

> From: Jim Nichols <jhnichols at>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 00:15:40 -0600
> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Subject: [Leica] IMG: Scanning With an Epson 2450
> With the assistance of several list members, I made a couple of scans of a
> single negative using my Epson 2450 flatbed scanner.  The results were
> compared to the scan on the CD supplied by the lab.
> Using Epson software, the results were similar to the image on the lab CD.
> Using VueScan software, the resulting scan was a little less contrasty, but
> more pleasing in overall appearance.  If needed for on-line posting, these
> would, in my opinion, be adequate, though not up to the standards of 
> dedicated
> film scanners.  With more practice, I've no doubt I can make improvements.
> The scan using VueScan software is shown here:
> Comments and critiques welcomed.
> Jim Nichols
> Tullahoma, TN USA
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