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05-30-2016, 11:47 AM - 1 Like   #13411
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Took this on Kodak Gold 100. Straight up neutral scan with with no post work besides resize and cropping.



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QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
Took this on Kodak Gold 100. Straight up neutral scan with with no post work besides resize and cropping.
Slick.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
Took this on Kodak Gold 100. Straight up neutral scan with with no post work besides resize and cropping.
What settings did you use for the scan?
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QuoteOriginally posted by dsmithhfx Quote
What settings did you use for the scan?
Nikonscan with all color controls off, ICE, crop, orientation & 4000dpi. In this case no post work as I didn't add visible copyright.

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Good lightning!
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QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
Nikonscan with all color controls off, ICE, crop, orientation & 4000dpi. In this case no post work as I didn't add visible copyright.
Did you choose a film profile, or go with generic color negative?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cuthbert Quote
Good lightning!
Thanks as I was going for a portrait look.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dsmithhfx Quote
Did you choose a film profile, or go with generic color negative?
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QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
Thanks as I was going for a portrait look.

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Autoexposure?

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Autoexposure?
Correct. Over 30,000 frames of various films scanned to date - all uneventfully.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
Correct. Over 30,000 frames of various films scanned to date - all uneventfully.
So Nikon scan did the PP.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dsmithhfx Quote
So Nikon scan did the PP.
If you consider the wet labs setting up their prints of color negatives as PP then I agree.

I have optically evaluated all my color negative scans and can say that it delivers an accurate interpretation of color and contrast as well as no misinterpretation of grain. In fact early on in my use, I would send out samples of each of the color negatives I used for traditional 20" X 30" poster prints so that I can compare my scans in terms of color, contrast and grain characteristics and they do very closely.

I also compared my own traditional b&w prints and of course I can visually compare slides. In fact I have Kodak target slide scans from it - as well as the numerous scanners I have used, to compare to.
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Today was a sad day for me. I stopped in to my local Fred Meyer's to have some prints made and found that they had changed systems. Why so bad? Because changing systems also meant removing their film developing equipment and film scanner, and that means the last local option for developing c41 35mm is now gone.

Really really bummed today, despite it being gorgeous sunny 75 degrees outside. I'm half tempted to sell off all of my 35mm film gear because if I'm going to go through the bother of sending film out, it might as well be 120.
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QuoteOriginally posted by skierd Quote
Really really bummed today, despite it being gorgeous sunny 75 degrees outside. I'm half tempted to sell off all of my 35mm film gear because if I'm going to go through the bother of sending film out, it might as well be 120.
Bummer about the lost of local C41 processing but moving up to 120 is a big step up!
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Some more from Cinestill 800T (the overemphasised grain in #2 and #4 is much less visible in the originals, flickr does funny things downsizing to 800px...)

M2 and e43 50mm Lux

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QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
If you consider the wet labs setting up their prints of color negatives as PP then I agree.

I have optically evaluated all my color negative scans and can say that it delivers an accurate interpretation of color and contrast as well as no misinterpretation of grain. In fact early on in my use, I would send out samples of each of the color negatives I used for traditional 20" X 30" poster prints so that I can compare my scans in terms of color, contrast and grain characteristics and they do very closely.

I also compared my own traditional b&w prints and of course I can visually compare slides. In fact I have Kodak target slide scans from it - as well as the numerous scanners I have used, to compare to.
It's apparently a great scanner-software combo. I think there's some confusion about pp that invokes mistrust and denigration, when, as you rightly point out, it is a continuation of treatments that have been around since the beginning of photography, and evolves to exploit technological advances. Whether you fine-tune it yourself, or trust a proverbial 'black box'.
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