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08/14/2009 05:20:14 PM · #1
Well I bought a Bronica etrs medium format a couple months ago for about $300 and have been printing the traditional way. Well i bought a scanner today for 100 and here is the result.

//i14.photobucket.com/albums/a313/DanCottle/Random/img012s.jpg
i just realized i rotated and forgot to crop it, woops..

//i14.photobucket.com/albums/a313/DanCottle/Random/img012c.jpg
and here is a 100% crop

so its not totally awesome in sharpness at 100% but not bad at all considering the image size of about 5000x3700

I also have a rebel t1i and have had a rebel xt for like 3 years before that. I prefer the BRONICA.

Message edited by langdon - Large images.
08/14/2009 05:21:11 PM · #2
I forgot to add that the lack of total sharpness is most likely due to the cheapo scanner i bought
08/14/2009 05:38:02 PM · #3
Well, rumours have it that if you scan a slow (iso 100) medium format negative with a pro scanner (like nikon's 9000 ED) you'll get a digital file equally to the details from a 30-40MP camera. Not to mention if you do the same from a 4x5" negative... Using my Canon 8800F I get very detailed files @2400dpi, but that's about the limit on that scanner.
But yes, I pretty much laid down my DSLR for a Mamiya 645 i bought half a year ago.

Please go ahead and post (or link, since you don't have a portfolio) your images to the Good ol' Film Side Challenge! :-) [/shameless plug]
08/14/2009 06:00:20 PM · #4
Great! Another convert. Let's see some more stuff. I bought a Bronica SQ Ai a few months back cheap too. It has been a blast. I have found the Epson v500 flatbed scanner to be a very worthy tool for my needs.
08/14/2009 07:06:10 PM · #5
well i just got the scanner today so i dont have much scanned although i have 50 or so low res photos of some darkroom prints. So ill upload those soon
08/14/2009 07:11:51 PM · #6
Is it better to scan the negatives or the prints?
08/14/2009 07:34:51 PM · #7
Originally posted by justin_hewlett:

Is it better to scan the negatives or the prints?


In General you'll get better details and resolution from a direct scan from the negative. But you'll need a scanner that has a transmitted light unit.
If don't have that feature on your scanner or if you want to perform some dodging and burning on the enlargement process you're probably better off scanning from the final print.

edit for tpyo

Message edited by author 2009-08-14 19:35:53.
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