i’ve heard in the past that it’s best to scan close to the size you’re printing.
instead of just scanning really large so you have it for any size.
does it really make a difference?
When scanning my MF slides/negs I use the Hasselblad X5 (imacon). I scan at 3200dpi, dont touch the document size, then in Photoshop put it down to 300 dpi which gives me ~23 inch image. Quality should’t change at all for reduction. (it hasn’t for me, ever, at least noticeably. I’ve compared with 100% crops) I could make a 46 inch print from the file no problem.
It wont change all that much. 70 Mb RGB scan on an Imacon is perfect for everything, pretty much including billboard, and probably cheaper than drum scanning it all.
what do you guys set sharpening to when scanning?
ever use the 3f files?
I recently saw a film scan from a Nikon mf film scanner. b&w film scan, and it looked pretty solid compared to imacons…
Ive heard that theres a bunch of problems with the Nikon coolscan. Mainly related to Newton rings. Also theyve quit producing and servicing them, if I remember correct.