I have been getting 300 MB drum scans of color 4X5 transparencies (Astia 100F, Velvia 100F) at West Coast Imaging. Recently I have seen some discussions about the amount of information in a 4X5 transparency that has me wondering if any detail would be lost by scanning to 200 MB (which is significantly cheaper). Is the extra resolution just scanning grain, or actually picking up more detail? The largest I print is 30X40.
Any thoughts appreciated.