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Yep, It's our Maniac - Photography

He argues for the sake of it. Common psychiatric syndrome that is exacerbated by the ease of access to the World Wide Web.  > > How? None of the 35 mm negatives or transparencies I've scanned thus > far has any more detail than the film scanner can resolve. Either the > grain of the film ruins the detail, or the limitations of the lens > limit it. I have not yet seen a case where the image detail > approached anything as small as a single pixel. >  > > I'm not independently wealthy or infinitely patient. Bad enough ...

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    He argues for the sake of it. Common psychiatric syndrome that is
    exacerbated by the ease of access to the World Wide Web. 
    >
    > How? None of the 35 mm negatives or transparencies I've scanned thus
    > far has any more detail than the film scanner can resolve. Either the
    > grain of the film ruins the detail, or the limitations of the lens
    > limit it. I have not yet seen a case where the image detail
    > approached anything as small as a single pixel.

    >
    > I'm not independently wealthy or infinitely patient. Bad enough that
    > I have to pay one-hour labs to do it.

    >
    > Depends on what film you are talking about, and what lens.

    >
    > The detail is blurred even in the scan. It's not going to get any
    > better in an 8x10 print from the same negative.

    >
    > True. It just ruins the image, that's all. I don't like that
    > sandpaper look in my images.

    >
    > How can they do that, if their resolution is so poor?

    >
    > Actually, it is, and it has been for a long time.

    >
    > The latter cost a lot of money. Digital delivers more bang for the
    > buck.

    >
    > That's important only in a photographic print. I spent most of my
    > time looking at images on a display. And even if the image is going
    > to be printed on a press, 1152x864 is good enough for reproduction at
    > 8"x11" with no problem (with a 100 lpi screen, which is typical).

    >
    > High contrast becomes low contrast when you print.
    >
    > -- Anthony
    >[/ref]


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    On 18/7/03 2:41 am, "Lisa Horton" <net> wrote:
     

    Exactly, and he has provoked far more interesting threads than most people
    manage.


    Pat
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    "Pat Chaney" <com> wrote in message
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    >
    > Exactly, and he has provoked far more interesting threads than most people
    > manage.[/ref]

    Which is a nice complement for some of the people that react to his
    provocations.

    Bart


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