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I need a way to input large high resolution images into my computer. I am thinki ng of using a 8x10 rail camera, shooting transparencies, than scanning with a st andard flatbed scanner. If this sounds like a reasonable solution I need a recom mendation on a camera set-up. The art I need to shoot is approx. 20"x20".
I don't think it will work very well: you will get image ghosting from the shado w of the trannie on the white cover.
"Proper" scanners are very common now, for 35mm or 5x4. 5x4 at 4000 ppi is quite a decent resolution. The computer file is not much short of 1GB.
Adam D. DeKraker
The 8x10 idea sounds like a good one to me, but I would be more inclined to send the transparencies out to be professionally scanned by a lab specializing in di gital imaging. It does cost a little, but the results are usually worth it.
If you are going to the expence of shooting 8x10 trans. I would also suggest tha t you have a lab do a drum scan for the best quality. But you can save alot of m oney and not suffer quality if you shot 4x5 trans. and had them put on a photo C D. You will get a file size of about 70 meg. at high resolution. You not only wi ll save alot of money on film and processing but also on the cost of the scans.
Why not use the Dicomed or similar back on a 4x5 camera and go digital from the beginning? Large files are the norm with these backs and they work well. Other wise, go with the suggestion above to have a good lab do the hi res scans for yo u.
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