flatbed scanner vs dedicated film scanners

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Birddog, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. Birddog

    Birddog Guest

    Why is it suggested that a film scanner, one that does only transparencies
    as opposed to a flatbed that also does film, is superior?
    Birddog, Nov 5, 2003
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    Wilfred van der Vegte, Nov 5, 2003
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    Hecate Guest

    A film scanner does film and transparency.

    There's lots of reasons, the main one being the DMax value which is
    much higher with film/transparency scanners.

    Then there's the resolution as well, but that's a secondary issue.
    Hecate, Nov 6, 2003
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    Dr. J. Smith Guest

    I haven't looked at the new stuff in years, (and have less reason to now
    that I have a digital camera) but off the top of my head I'd say...

    1. Quality.
    2. Dust on film can be virtually illiminated by a film scanner ("digital
    ICE" on my old Nikon LS-2000)
    3. Resolution and colour depth
    Dr. J. Smith, Nov 7, 2003
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