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    Re: PN55 neg degradation

    I agree. I recently scanned some I shot about 30 years ago and they look as good as new. Such beautiful tonality in those negs. I would treat and wash them again.
  2. Re: Drum Scan vs DSLR vs Epson Scan (From Nick Carver's Youtube Channel)

    While that is certainly true of many software packages, and I haven't used them all, but whatever secret sauce John Panazzo put into Trident is simply the best inversion I've ever seen. And once you...
  3. Re: Drum Scan vs DSLR vs Epson Scan (From Nick Carver's Youtube Channel)

    When I was first exposed to drum scanning back in the mid 90's, one place where we had scans done in West L.A. had a Hell 3010 scanner. Yeah, on that, it was far more complicated. You never ever saw...
  4. Re: Drum Scan vs DSLR vs Epson Scan (From Nick Carver's Youtube Channel)

    Dude - a real drum scanner requires even better operator skills that a flatbed and far too many purporting expertise in the area simply have little or none. The skill it takes to operate an Epson is...
  5. Re: Drum Scan vs DSLR vs Epson Scan (From Nick Carver's Youtube Channel)

    He got one thing right. Aztek makes shitty scans even though they've got great hardware. Just about everything else about this video reminds me of why people who don't really know what they're doing...
  6. Re: Printing Cut Lines using Roll Paper - P6000

    SergeyT has it right. I've been doing it basically this way for years, almost twenty to be exact and it's super fast and super easy. It just requires you to think a little bit about what you're...
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    Re: Is this scan OK from Labo

    But since it uses a very broad light source compared to a drum scanner that tends to minimize the emphasis on grain in color negs that occurs in real drum scanners, requiring using a more suitable...
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    Re: Is this scan OK from Labo

    There is no aperture setting on Imacon/Hasselblad/Flextight scanners. It's a CCD scanner with a fixed aperture lens, not a PMT scanner with a multi-aperture disc behind the lens.
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    Re: Is this scan OK from Labo

    No. It does not look oversharpened. It looks like they tried to open up the shadows beyond what the scanner was capable of scanning, and often, depending on the film, opening up the shadows reveals...
  10. Re: Computer hardware when editing large format files (100MP+)

    It all depends on what you're trying to do with limited ram and a 500 mb file. Simple color corrections, spotting and healing and maybe a Free Transform might seem fine, but start adding multiple...
  11. Re: Computer hardware when editing large format files (100MP+)

    Did you see that the OP is wanting to edit 100mp+ files. No, it's not absurd at all to have a 64 gb minimum. Start adding layers upon layers. Start adding freaking Smart Layers an Objects and you'll...
  12. Re: Computer hardware when editing large format files (100MP+)

    I don't think those are you only options. You absolutely need more ram regardless and you may in fact be better off with Photoshop in the long run as well. As shitty as Adobe has become as a software...
  13. Re: Computer hardware when editing large format files (100MP+)

    More RAM is always the first and best answer. Put the max in there you can and you'll see a huge difference. 64 gb should be the minimum you have in there for your purposes, then a larger, faster...
  14. Re: Comparison of Howtek 8000 Resolve to Epson V850

    Steven - I was fluid mounting flatbed scans back in the late 1990's before I got my first drum. Maybe you do learn it on the drum in a day or two, but I think it's going to take a bit longer to...
  15. Re: Comparison of Howtek 8000 Resolve to Epson V850

    Bruce is correct here. A lot of the learning curve is in the proper fluid mounting of your film. That doesn't happen overnight and while there are a couple youtube vids on that, it's always more...
  16. Re: Comparison of Howtek 8000 Resolve to Epson V850

    At this point Steve, it's sorta pointless to do comparisons when the scans from the Howtek are nowhere near the best they can be. As has been said many many times - the scanner operator matters when...
  17. Re: Comparison of Howtek 8000 Resolve to Epson V850

    Steve - I just downloaded two of the high res images from your dropbox and have a few comments.

    One, the 100% crops you posted were not anywhere near 100%. They were, in actuality, right around...
  18. Re: Comparison of Howtek 8000 Resolve to Epson V850

    If they used a 12.7 micron aperture - and DPL rounds those numbers up - to 13 - you'd really only be getting 2000 ppi, which would help explain why your Howtek scans don't look any better than the...
  19. Re: Comparison of Howtek 8000 Resolve to Epson V850

    You shouldn't need to change from the auto aperture when scanning Provia. You'll get the 6.35 micron aperture which corresponds to 4000 ppi. You would only manually select apertures when scanning...
  20. Re: Comparison of Howtek 8000 Resolve to Epson V850

    Are you sure those are really 100% crops from a 4000 ppi scan? You should be able to see the film grain pretty well defined. What scanning software and what scanning settings did you use?
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    Re: Looking for Lab for Lambda Print, 60"

    Drew - You're missing the point here. That was only ONE of many advantages that inkjet has over RA4, and it's not just button pushing that I do. I start out hopefully taking a great photo, then...
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    Re: Looking for Lab for Lambda Print, 60"

    195866Maybe when you have someone inkjet printing with no proper experience and training as to how to get the most out of the inks and paper, but if you have someone who knows what they're doing and...
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    Re: Looking for Lab for Lambda Print, 60"

    Whether you print to a Lightjet, Lambda, Chromira or large format inkjet, you'll need a good custom profile if you're sending RGB and want dead neutral neutrals. And then the lab has to have good...
  24. Re: I take back every bad word I have said about Kodak...

    I used to see Ansel around town quite a bit growing up in Monterey. If you look at his history, like being an early adopter of Polaroid and later one who learned the art of offset lithography better...
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    Re: DPL users/owners of Howtek/Aztek scanners

    You may be at a point where you need to take the cover off the scanner and remove all the internal boards and clean all the contacts with DeOxit, then re-insert each board multiple times to make sure...
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    Re: DPL users/owners of Howtek/Aztek scanners

    I like 1/2" for taping the top edge of the film to the drum and 1" to tape the perimeter of the overlay. And depending on how it all goes down, you often have to put an extra layer of tape over parts...
  27. Re: Does anyone on here use a lightweight matte inkjet paper?

    It's not lightweight, but Epson Hot Press Bright is a very very nice paper, virtually the same as Hannemühle 308, which is another preferred matte paper. In addition to the lower d-max, all of the...
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    Re: Making first scan in 8 months

    Anyone who scans needs PEC-12 film cleaner and PEC Pads to go along with the liquid. Best film cleaner on the market and will remove even unwashed chemicals, which is particularly apparent when...
  29. Re: question about using the 4x5 Epson scanner lens to scan 5.9" wide and stitch 8x10

    Pere - How would you know, looking at those scans, whether something happened in software or firmware? Do you own a Howtek? Have you ever operated one? I have never seen anything that looked like...
  30. Re: question about using the 4x5 Epson scanner lens to scan 5.9" wide and stitch 8x10

    Those test scans were done many many years ago by operators who had no idea how to properly use the software. That was clearly evident in the comparison between Aztek's version of the same HR8000...
  31. Re: Color seperation filter used in Drum Scanners

    Colorbyte stopped development of Trident twenty years ago. I spent a fair amount of time to convince them not to stop but there was no database of Howtek users to hit up for upgrade fees to move it...
  32. Re: Color seperation filter used in Drum Scanners

    I've used at least half a dozen different apps for scanning color negs and the best and easiest I've found is still Trident, the scanning app for Howtek drum scanners. When you're analog printing...
  33. Re: Color seperation filter used in Drum Scanners

    The problem with the idea of exact color matching, and why it always falls flat when dealing in non-scientific images, is that you never ever really want to really match the transparency. That's what...
  34. Re: Color seperation filter used in Drum Scanners

    Well, I know that there are three color filters after the splitter and before the PMT's, so my guess is that the ultimate gamut of the scanner is defined by those filters. I had a long conversation...
  35. Re: Color seperation filter used in Drum Scanners

    Could you expound?
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    Re: San Francisco - Monterey 10 Days

    If you're planning on San Antonio Mission, remember that it's on a military base and they have fairly strict I.D. and insurance requirements for entry. I can't remember exactly what they are right...
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    Re: San Francisco - Monterey 10 Days

    193762I grew up in Monterey, live in L.A. and have made 18 trips there in the last two years after my father died two years ago. Growing up there all the things that tourists come for we never really...
  38. Re: More advanced scanner for 4x5 than Epson flatbed?

    I know that with Flextight you had to set the sharpening to a negative amount in order to fully turn it off. In some versions of Hell/Heidelberg drum scanners there was a small amount of hardware USM...
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    Re: Printing TMAX 100 W/UV bulb?

    How much UV do you think any halogen bulb actually produces, and does it produce enough to make a difference. Every halogen bulb I've measured with the Sekonic 700C has a fairly straight line...
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    Re: Is my film correct exposed ?

    If you had a DSLR with you, you likely could have taken the lens off and used that as a loupe in a pinch. If you have an iPhone (can't speak for Android) there is a built in magnifier accessible when...
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