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  1. Re: Should I Drum Scan, X1 Flextight Scan, or use the Epson V850 w/Aztek Wet Mount Ki

    Bernard is talking wisdom here.

    It may look like a waste of money to perform some tests before committing to a certain method , but then it may turn into a bigger waste if the results achieved...
  2. Re: Lab for large digital (lightjet/lamda) C-Prints

    https://www.metalandpaper.photo/paper
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I have solved most of sudden out of focus issues with a Cham by two things:

    * Replacing the original nuts on the rear standard with wing-nuts from Home Depot. The original nuts are weak and wear...
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    Re: Creo iQsmart3 and Supreme II scan speed

    >> I scanned 2000 dpi with all the scanners and the result from Nikon was superior to that of the epson scanners.

    Oh No! You can not say it here
  5. Re: Negative vs. Transparency - Pros and Cons | What's Your Favorite Type?

    Fair enough Drew. Ektar is a beautiful film and also, as any other negative film, can be used for many interpretations of a photographed subject.
    "Experiment" was one of the key words in the...
  6. Re: Negative vs. Transparency - Pros and Cons | What's Your Favorite Type?

    >> I've been extremely eager to experiment and play with different types of film.

    Why not to do just that and see what suits your needs?
  7. Re: Resizing After Scanning Black & White Negative

    .1, .4, .5 degrees of rotation make no difference on "quality", especially when we instruct the scanner to over scan.
    Mounting 1 or 2 pieces instead of 10 makes it simpler on both the human and...
  8. Re: Pulling Slide Film to Increase Its Dynamic Range

    >> The two images were exposed as indicated above via the zone system, but they were then given different development. The picture with normal development has blown out highlights, and some areas...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    >> Some folks like to really overexpose color neg film
    It is almost impossible to do that ;)
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    Re: Firefall in Yosemite

    We should probably ask what "the full Yosemite experience" is
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    Re: Best tutorial for color negative scanning

    Recently I have "discovered" the old Kodak ROC plugin for Photoshop and after a brief experimentation with it tend to think of it as of a marvel.
    Not without its limitations (mostly in number of...
  12. Re: Need To Update Editing Software...Suggestions?

    If your CS-2 was licenced to you before your G4 crashed then you can keep using CS-2 by downloading a copy from Adobe. A "permanent" licence key is available there for current licence holders too....
  13. Re: How to visualize dust spots on scanned neg in PS without using ACR or LR

    I see no value in doing the 'healing" on a separate layer. If I, by working on the base layer, made a mistake I would Ctrl-Z (undo) and try to make it right this time. The extra layer just eats the...
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    Re: Drum scanning negatives developed in PMK Pyro

    Waving does not make the residue to go away. If anything it helps to distribute it more evenly over the surface of film and makes its presence less obvious.
    It contains anti-static (an extremely...
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    Re: An E100 sheet film tease

    Not quite, the E6 is still there : http://oscarsphotolab.com/film-processing/
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    Re: MF (6x4.5 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

    A very pleaseing image Pali!

    Eversmart Pro is a 14-bit ADC scanner with 16-bit per channel data path from the scanner to MAC and all the internal processing done in 16 bit per channel mode (both...
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    Re: Ever felt in the minority?

    Neither film nor digital is the answer to everything. Both have strengths and weaknesses. Combining them together expands the possibilities
    Zone system has almost no value even for film photography...
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    Re: Size of scanner CCD, in number of elements

    >> if you had at home a V850 and a drum probably you would be making 90% of the LF scans with the V850, and you woudn't be the first one in that situation.
    Or ditch the Epson and never look its way...
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    Re: Printing with an inkjet

    >> I'd skip any books written on digital printing and spending any time messing with spyder calibration. Just leave your monitor at the factory settings.

    That's probably because many such books...
  20. Re: scantools - a few tools to help with film scanning

    If I understand how the code works, the next step for the color conversion might be to calibrate the system by :
    1. Making series of exposures in day light of either a white card or color checker...
  21. Re: scantools - a few tools to help with film scanning

    Hi Pali,

    try it with "-dmax auto".

    Hi Ted,

    I have a copule of notes too (Mac OS X):
    1. It is a good idea to have all the variables used in the script initialized at the beginning ....
  22. Thread: Seascapes

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    Re: Seascapes

    >> I ended up liking the two Portras the best. I would say it is much less "realistic" with landscapes, it's more like a memory than reality in some ways.

    With color negatives it mostly comes...
  23. Re: Scanmate 3000, G4 Mac and OS X - which Adaptec SCSI card and OS version?

    OSX 10.2.8 is the last one to support SCSI
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    Re: Epson 4990 vs v850

    https://www.onlandscape.co.uk/2013/05/plustek-opticfilm-120/
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    Re: 35mm and digital infrared

    A non-modified digital camera with IR filter over the lens can be used as well.
    The exposure times at ISO 100 will run into seconds but the IR effect is as good as it gets.
    You may need to create...
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    Re: Lab Owner needs Drum Scanner Boot Camp

    We have this page too : http://www.largeformatphotography.info/scan-comparison/
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    Re: Correcting For color film "Orange" cast?

    "print film/paper" don't exist inside a computer. Bits don't care about 18% gray neither ;)
    The linked approach is simple and always works regardless of image acquisition method , film type, encoded...
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    Re: Correcting For color film "Orange" cast?

    The link above describes probably the most straight forward and rewarding method of converting that is available on the web.
    Benefits:
    * Capture method agnostic(scanner, digicam and their settings)...
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    Re: Scitex Eversmart Calibration Slide

    Calibration or luck of it is unlikely to affect sharpness as scanner performs auto focus with each pre-scan and fine-scan. EversmartScan wont allow to save 16 bit files in any format (applies to all...
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    Re: Scitex Eversmart Calibration Slide

    USB on old Macs of v1.1 and are terribly slow (unusable for scans transfers)
    Theoretically you can drive your scanner from under Mac OSX if you manage to find the right Eversmaert software for it...
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    Re: Scitex Eversmart Calibration Slide

    Assuming by looking for the right software you mean you are looking for a way to transfer your scans to the editing station here is what can be done:
    Get a TCP\IP client for Mac OS 9 or
    Get a G4...
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    Re: USAF-1951 drum scanned?

    Thank you Tim.

    According to the Tango docs it has a variety of apertures, with automatically selectable by NC ranging from 185.5 micron (#20) down to 11.7 (#2). Apparently the 10 micron would be...
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    Re: USAF-1951 drum scanned?

    Hi Pali,

    I don't know how New Color (NC) reacts on changing the aperture to -5 from the "standard" one, but wonder if it would make a difference scanning that center (4-7) part of the target at...
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    Re: USAF-1951 drum scanned?

    Pali,
    Did you try to scan at the same max scale (3000%?) but different apertures with your Tango?
    New Color does not use apertures in a linear way.
    For instance at 1300% it uses #2, while at...
  35. Re: what's your dust free method for doing 8x10 scans?

    Keep your workplace dust-free.
    Minimize the time the film and scanning glass are exposed to open air.
    Use compressed air (can be had from Costco at a reasonable price) to dust-off your film and...
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    Re: Scitex Eversmart Pro DPI Limitations

    >> IQSmart 3 is ANR and the glass for the others is an etched

    Only Jazz and Jazz+ were sold with the ANR (etched) base glass (~$500 a piece). The same type of glass was sold with fluid mounting...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Did you ever consider taking a 4x10 of this scene (by excluding the top part where the trunk just turns into roots) ?
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    Re: What are the film scanner options in 2017?

    It would require a special equipment to move DSLR precisely in parallel with film plane as well as spending time on stitching and dealing with vignetting \ uneven illumination on edges of each frame,...
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    Re: What are the film scanner options in 2017?

    DSLRs are relatively good at "scanning" 35mm negative film(both color and B&W) at around 4000 dpi max. Beyond that one would need to look for a scanner.
  40. Re: OXYGEN + Creo iQsmart2 Review + Strange digital stripes problem

    Vlad,
    I can not be certain of the nature of the issue that you are having.
    As to ProPhoto RGB I have imported it to my Mac from one of Windows machines, if I remember correctly.

    Best...
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