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Some links on DSLR vs. MFDB vs. scanned film
« on: September 15, 2009, 05:17:46 am »

Hi,

I started a small link collection with good links on image quality on DSLRs, MFDBs and scanned film.

http://83.177.178.241/ekr/index.php/photoa...vs-mfdb-vs-film

Updated with new links on 2009-09-16
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2009, 10:21:34 am »

Hi Lisa,

Thanks for the link! I'm not going to add it because I got better results in my own tests, which I'm still investigating. Perhaps I add it later on when my evaluation is done.

My own evaluation is here: http://83.177.178.241/ekr/index.php/photoa...-sony-alpha-900

but it is still in progress.

Is that link coming from you?

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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2009, 11:58:24 am »

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Hi Lisa,

Thanks for the link! I'm not going to add it because I got better results in my own tests, which I'm still investigating. Perhaps I add it later on when my evaluation is done.

My own evaluation is here: http://83.177.178.241/ekr/index.php/photoa...-sony-alpha-900

but it is still in progress.

Is that link coming from you?

Best regards
Erik

The scanner is a limiting factor.  A drum scanner would reveal more information but also emphasise grain.  

Having shot 67 using both a Bronica GS and a Mamiya 7 rangefinder and now owning a Sony A900, as well as a Mamiya ZD, my assessment is that for all practical purposes, the A900 is as good as 67 film even when drum scanned.  If you like the look and accutance of grain, then just scale up the Sony image and add some slight film grain in Photoshop.

I have not quite ditched the idea of shooting with large format film again sometime in the future, but nothing smaller.  Medium format film is now history for me.

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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2009, 01:13:35 pm »

Hi,

Your observation is pretty consistent with mine this far. I'm not that sure on the scanner actually limiting resolution, tough. On the other hand I'm pretty sure a drum scanner has better D-MAX in practice. The scanner I use was specified to have a D-MAX of 4.8, and I even didn't buy it on first of April.

By the way, what was your opinion on the Mamiya ZD? I almost bought one...

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The scanner is a limiting factor.  A drum scanner would reveal more information but also emphasise grain.  

Having shot 67 using both a Bronica GS and a Mamiya 7 rangefinder and now owning a Sony A900, as well as a Mamiya ZD, my assessment is that for all practical purposes, the A900 is as good as 67 film even when drum scanned.  If you like the look and accutance of grain, then just scale up the Sony image and add some slight film grain in Photoshop.

I have not quite ditched the idea of shooting with large format film again sometime in the future, but nothing smaller.  Medium format film is now history for me.

Quentin
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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2009, 08:55:30 pm »

2009-09-15, updated with new links.
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Hi,

I started a small link collection with good links on image quality on DSLRs, MFDBs and scanned film.

http://83.177.178.241/ekr/index.php/photoa...vs-mfdb-vs-film

Updated with new links on 2009-09-16
Best regards
Erik
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