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08-27-2013, 09:55 AM   #1

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Which frame for a drumscan?

If anyone has a moment, I'd like your advice for the best frame to have experimentally drum-scanned? This place does them for 15 which seems reasonable: Cheap Drum Scanning UK - Large and Medium Format Scans on a Budget

I'd like to use one which would get the best out of a drum-scan.

My thoughts are a well-exposed and focussed colour shot (either neg or slide) - although I am aware that drum-scanning can drag detail from both under- and over-exposed areas which may be useful?

If you have time to kill, all my MF shots are in this set:

Pentax 67 - a set on Flickr

However a couple of my first thoughts are:

Sharp, could pull shadow detail? Superia X-tra 400

Would be an interesting comparison to an identical digital shot? Fuji NPC160

Sharp, shadow detail again, but this time from a transparency? Velvia 100F

Or try another (better) shot, maybe a B/W one?

Penny for your thoughts!

08-27-2013, 01:14 PM   #2
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My humble opinion... This one: Scan-121229-0001 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Because there is tricky details as bright tree branches, almost burned sky and almost black under bridge area. Besides, what is used for scanning process now? 2000dpi drum compared to Coolscan 9000 rather true 4000dpi would be interesting.

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