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--- Sdmey4@aol.com wrote: > In a message dated 02/21/2000 9:53:34 PM Pacific Standard Time, > email@example.com writes: > Tyler wrote > > << Alright Jerry, there is not enough detail in the scan from 120 film to > print a good 16x20 3000 print, careful sharpening done or not. >> > <snip > > Something going on here I don't get. Last summer I saw an exhibit of 20x24in > Iris prints, the originals were pentax 6x7 negs(hand held) many of them. The > subjects were Memories of Italy so they were European flavored cityscapes and > Roman ruins. I spoke with the Photographer And she had done the scans herself > with a Minolta Dimage Multi scanner which tops out at 1128 for 120 film. > These prints were sharp and detailed, the Iris helped but I gotta believe the > scans were great. > > So maybe our 1200dpi and 1600dpi flatbeds are not the same animal as a > dedicated film scanner. I know my 1200dpi Powerlook III is a little short for > 16x20 prints. > Hoping for good news on the 1600 > Steve M. > - Steve, The only thing going on in my opinion is that we're dealing with many different people in subjective matters. Plus, the scan skill level if people is different. As I've been reading this thread, it always amazes me that people are willing to except the opinions of others as fact when the issues are so subjective. How does one define photographic sharpness? What is the accepted standard? Unless we all get together and get a clear cut idea of how to quantify these subjective attributes, then we cannot accept the opinions of others as fact. I've read numerous articles in this and other forums claiming this or that was unacceptable. Only to find that this or that was very acceptable to me. The converse is also true, I find some things unacceptable while others have no problems. Terms like "significantly better", or "unacceptable" are subjective at their very core. If I've never personally met you, am not familiar with your work or applications, how can know what these terms actually mean to you so I can determine what they mean for me? Scanning, while being a very important part of the process, is still only a part of the process. Also included in the process is image editing and printing. Even within the scanning process, the scanner itself is only a part of the process. The quality of the scan software and the skill of the operator in driving the scan software are huge. So we must be careful when we try to determine the quality of a product based on reviews. This applies to bad reviews AND good reviews. If a reviewer thinks a product is awesome, that doesn't mean you'll be able to get the same results. Or it might mean that his/her standards aren't as high as yours. We must exhibit caution and take all input into consideration. ===== Visit my digital photography web site along with a lot of other interesting stuff at http://greer.simplenet.com. Also, Greer and Associates (http://www.greeraa.com) offers studio photography, digital imaging services, web site design/construction, and training. Mike Greer __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Talk to your friends online with Yahoo! Messenger. http://im.yahoo.com - Please turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for instructions.
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