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  1. #31
    multi format
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    Re: Ideal Developer for Film to be Scanned

    hi jay

    to be honest i usually go the other way with my film.
    i scan some of my coffee-stuff ... it isn't tooo thin,
    but most of it i process so it is nearly bulletproof and print it.

    - john

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    Eric Woodbury
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    Re: Ideal Developer for Film to be Scanned

    From the scanner point of view, the image should probably be red. Less diffraction and the silicon photo diode or CCD in the scanner has its highest sensitivity in the red, actually at about 900nm. So maybe a near infrared image is best. That's odd.

    I'd vote for a neutral colored image.
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    Re: Ideal Developer for Film to be Scanned

    Thanks John. I've never been very satisfied with my scans of dense negatives. I have made some satisfying prints from very dense negatives in my darkroom, despite all the factors that conspire against a dense negative, and though I've only seen your work online, it seems you know how to make the most of your negatives, whatever their character.

    Eric,

    Maybe I'm confused (okay, I'm definitely confused), but when I think of scanning as an analog to printing, it seems to me the image density should be made up of what the scanner is LEAST sensitive to, just as image stain relates to printing paper. If the scanner is most sensitive to red, that seems to argue in favor of green density. It's entirely possible that I misunderstand the principles involved. In any case, it's good to see you posting.

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    Re: Ideal Developer for Film to be Scanned

    XTOL is my best compromise and in my work it will be because I print still most B&W analog and very seldom digital!
    And yes its the developer I know the best anyway, semse for my also very important!
    Its by the way my magic bullet;--))))

    Armin

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    Re: Ideal Developer for Film to be Scanned

    Mr. Lee, my intuition can't help you with your state's lottery numbers, but intuitively speaking, here are some mutual funds I fancy:

    Janus Mid Cap Value
    Janus Overseas
    Fidelity Leveraged Company Stock
    Fidelity Convertible Securities
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    And realestate advice:

    If you live in California, rent until the San Andreas fault shifts sometime in the next 20 years. And for the rest of the country, rent for the next 5 to 10 years, and invest the savings in the above named funds. If you are fairly young and live in New England, watch for the plunging value of homes as the home owning population ages from migration, retirement to southern states, and death creating an unabsorbed surplus of supply.

    There you go Mr. Lee. Please remit my advisory fee of $20,000 as soon as possible. Thank you.

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