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Old 11-25-2005   #1
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In shooting 35 mm film that will be converted to digi files, what film or slide film, primarily landscapes do you find best for conversion, am using a Canon FS-4000 scanner? Also I have an Epson 1280 that will print up to 13" wide so 13" X 19" require very large files and would like to ask if (considering the end process), is film or slides better to convert. I still have four 35 mm excellent cameras and would like to utilize some of their capabilities. I have had some scanned in a lab but don't have access to one now where I live, so am destined to scan my own. I will use the 35 mm's sparingly whereby I will proof with a digi camera first (side by side). Film speed is of little consequence since most are in good light.

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Old 11-28-2005   #2
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I shoot exclusively with film and scan using a Nikon Coolscan 4000ED.* In my experience slides (transparencies) scan better than negatives.* In particular I find there is less grain with slides compared to same speed color reversal film.* The other advantage is that you can preview slides with a light table or projector to select those shots worth taking the time to scan and post process.* I like both the Kodak and Fuji slide films.* Also both companies have recently announced a reformulation of their film bases to make them more easily scanned.

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Thanks Blue,
That's exactly the info. I was looking for.

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