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    The correct way to scan 8x10 film

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    A Deardorf complete with a motor drive sound.

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    Re: The correct way to scan 8x10 film

    Interesting actually and not being sarcastic. I would think that possibly for a quick and dirty print using the DSLR might actually be the ticket, if you don't have a scanner or if a customer really doesn't care about all the detail brought out in a large print. There was an article in VC, IIRC, that used the same process for LF 8x20 or 7x17 negatives and I thought it was interesting and definitely worth trying for a contact or slightly larger size.
    My DD doesn't have that feature-bummer. That's not the first time I've heard that motor drive sound added to a manual camera in a movie or video.

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    Don,

    I don't think that is the sound of a motor drive. I think that sound is the clockwork monkey used to waken the models up.

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    I love the way he handles those beautiful 8x10 transparencies too - obviously he's had his sweat glands surgically removed - that's dedication!
    Still Developing at http://www.timparkin.co.uk and scanning at http://cheapdrumscanning.com

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    Re: The correct way to scan 8x10 film

    Quote Originally Posted by Helen Bach View Post
    Don,

    I don't think that is the sound of a motor drive. I think that sound is the clockwork monkey used to waken the models up.

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    Helen
    Hehehe ...

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    Re: The correct way to scan 8x10 film

    That's like Spinal Tap for LF photographers.

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    Re: The correct way to scan 8x10 film

    My DD doesn't have that feature-bummer. That's not the first time I've heard that motor drive sound added to a manual camera in a movie or video.
    In case you haven't heard there is a recent software update for the DD that adds that feature to your camera. Seriously........
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    Re: The correct way to scan 8x10 film

    Quote Originally Posted by timparkin View Post
    I love the way he handles those beautiful 8x10 transparencies too - obviously he's had his sweat glands surgically removed - that's dedication!
    I think those had sleeves(albeit tight ones) on them(lab fold over style), but still!

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    They were pretty crappy shots anyway... nobody made uglier early Photoshop work than Kirkland... wacky art filters, weirdo curves, 20x Gaussian Blurs, you name it, he used it!

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    Re: The correct way to scan 8x10 film

    Quote Originally Posted by D. Bryant View Post
    Hehehe ...
    Isn't this almost the exact way you convert your LF negs to digi. I think you said you use a Copy stand and a 5dmkII.

    I have used a window with a softbox diffusion material on it, sun blaring thru and a canon g12 to take the shots of 6x17. If it works it works.

    Way faster than scanning, all depends on the final size and resolution. I am sure there is some loss of detail scanning with a dslr vs a good scanner.


    Also he showed 8x10 chromes on a light table. Then when he took the images on the copystand, they looked like negs. Why did he not show the process of transfer of chromes to a digi space with that rig. I have to assume it is the same process.

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