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We still don't even know if they are appropriate for digital camera technology... ;-) The main advantage of their use in digital cameras is that each data point captures all three color components (RGB), rather than the current system which uses a Bayer pattern and interpolation, capturing only one color per data point. Current linear CCD film scanners capture all three colors per data point by using three offset lines of CCD sensors, so there is no advantage in that aspect. If the Foveon can be found to be as noiseless or more so than current CCDs used, or can improve resolution, and can speed up the whole process by capturing the whole image or a larger part of it at once, then potentially it could be an improvement. I'm sure it is/or has been looked at. The question is will it improve the results, and will it be cost effective? The current crop of Foveon chips being produced for the Sigma SLR do not have the resolution that current 4000 dpi filmscanners can produce. Art SKID Photography wrote: > This might have been discussed before but... > Are those new FOVEN (sp?) capture chips appropriate to replace CCDs in > scanners? And would these improve the optical resolution for a new generation > of scanners? > > Harvey Ferdschneider > partner, SKID Photography, NYC > > - > Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate > subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. > > - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.