15th November 2003, 07:00 PM
15th November 2003, 11:36 PM
Q.1 and 2
No fight at all. Flatbed scanners does not have the dynamic range to beat film scanners, not to mention DSLRs. In addition, it's not fair to compare to DSLRs, since you're working with the film which is a 2nd generation of the scene, compared to the DSLR which is "scanning" the actual scene.
Film scanners have higher resolving powers, superior light sources and wider dynamic range to capture the image from film, and so will beat a consumer range flatbed film scanner any day. Yes, even the sub-1k film scanners will do a very good job.
I do not have a photo hosting service, so I can't post any photos. But if you PM me with your e-mail, I'd be glad to send you a cropped image of a image scanned by my dedicated film scanner.
It really depends on your demand on quality. I guess you can push the limit with an A4 print, but the quality of the image in A3 would be suspect. Personally, I send my film for drum scanning when it comes to A3 size prints. But I've scanned my film with my friend's 4000 dpi film scanner and printed A3 prints without much problem. So it's possible to do A3 with a good film scanner.
16th November 2003, 12:15 AM
can email me too? i'm checking up for my friend. thanx.
16th November 2003, 12:29 AM
Thanks Neo... . =) . You're a model clubsnapper.. .
16th November 2003, 12:53 AM
I own it too & i strictly say "NO NO" for serious work.
1st: The sharpness is way off. It is really meant for docu scanning.
2nd: The colour is way off too, esp if u r scanning negs. U'll end up trying very hard to do colour correction in an imaging s/w, yet still won't look good.
3rd: The FARE from canon is quite a flop. if u scan too high a rez, u can't unmask or enable scratch remove. have u tried that?
of cos' for a little fun is alright. i use it to post some fun works on the net, have a look: www.pbase.com/snapbox2 & snapbox. recently juz added www.pbase.com/oldcat
hope u can have some fun too!! BTW do u have USB compatibility prob with it? i m using an AMD sys w/ AMD chipset & its giving me prob.
Last edited by nightpiper; 16th November 2003 at 12:56 AM.
16th November 2003, 01:34 AM
I've the files ready. Pls PM (private message) me your e-mail address.
Obviousdude: I've mailed you the images (entire and cropped).
You guys can post up the images in this thread for the rest to see. You can see that the crop of the scanned image retains the fine details of the painted wall and the pattern of the fabric of the robe. It's a older film 2700dpi scanner, so today's 4000dpi film scanner are even better.
P.S: I've highlighted the cropped section in the main photo.
Hope this helps.