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    Scanning Resolution on Epson V-750 Scanner?

    Hi, I just picked up an Epson V-750 scanner and I've never had a scanner before because I have always printed in the darkroom.

    We are downsizing and it looks like scanning is my option for the future. I am sad about it, but I want to keep creating, so I plan to just roll with it and move forward.

    I was hoping I could get some straight advice about scanning resolution on the Epson V-750 scanner here from the group.

    Question 1 - What is the point of no return on the resolution when scanning 4x5 film with this scanner?

    Based on what I could find, it appears 2400 DPI may be the optical max resolution and then it goes to some form of digital interprolation after this?

    I assume the quality degrades after the optical max, but I don't want to just assume this.

    I have read so many conflicting opinions about all of this via "google", my head is spinning.

    I am hoping for some clear answers from this knowledgable group here.

    My goal is to be able to make 40x50 prints from my 4x5 negatives that I plan to wet mount scan on the V-750.

    Question 2 - Is there a next step up above the Epson V700/800 flatbed in terms of resolution and quality without getting an old drum scanner?

    Thank you.

    -Larry

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    Re: Scanning Resolution on Epson V-750 Scanner?

    The Epson may deliver a notional 2400ppi, but the MTF performance is seriously sub par - at very best it will give you the performance of a better scanner running at maybe 1000-1200ppi. You will see the difference at 16x20, let alone 40x50". If you don't want to spend your life fighting recalcitrant old computer hardware & software, the best scanning option is a solid copy stand, a good light table & a pixel shift sensor camera with a good macro lens.

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    Re: Scanning Resolution on Epson V-750 Scanner?

    Larry - please search the Forum, in particular the Digital Hardware and Digital Processing subforums. There is endless, repetitive discussion already about the questions you raise.

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