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Robert Hildebrand (?) wrote: >Rafe B. > Why do you have to turn things around? My statement wasn't >about Hasselblad or any other medium format >camera. I have had Hasselblads for 35 years. What I said was >the current technology used in medium format >scanners leaves much to be desired, to the point that because >of them , Hasselblads and the rest don't have a clear advantage >as they should if the technology in the medium format scanners >were adequate. To take advantage of the wonderful quality achieved >by some of these cameras, one has to use a $30,000. drum scanner. >The $2,500 Medium format scanners don't cut it. For economy sake, >I don't use my Hasselblad as much as I would like because every time >I did, it cost me $35. a frame. I do wish there were a good medium >format scanner. >Rafe I bet you will figure some way of turning this around. Not my intention at all; I cued in on a different portion of your original post. It seems we agree more than we disagree. I agree that scanners for 6x6 cm are puzzling -- why so low a resolution? Part of the answer is that the CCD imager itself must be allocated across the width of the media, and in this case the media is 2.25" square, rather than 1" x 1.5" On the other hand, Sony makes linear CCD arrays with 5000, 7500, even 10,0000 pixels along the length. So what's the problem? The other issue may be that the market for 2.25" film scanners is even smaller than the one for 35 mm scanners, so technological progress is slower still. It would seem that photographers using 6x6 cm format are either: * not going digital yet, * going digital but using drum scanners, * going digital but using some other means to scan their images. * using digital backs and skipping film entirely ??!?! rafe b. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Please: Stay on topic. Trim quoted messages. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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