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For now I am making do with an Epson 4870 and SilverFast AI. I am following some online advice that says any resolution over 2400 (or even less) is wasted. So the end product is probably not as good as I can get from 6x7 on my Nikon.
I don't know if a Betterscanning holder would help - or even an upgrade to SF AI Studio. Please share some of your workflow.
Depends on what you are using the final file/product for.... I scan at the highest possible resolutions - I batch downsize for net/web after any post - if necessary. I can't stress how nice it is to be able to go back to an original file that you want to print at 32"x40" and not have to up-rez or re-scan.
Currently I'm using Vuescan and a V700 for anything larger than 135. For that I use a Nikon Coolscan - 5000. Tremendous machine.
Epson F-3200 and Silverfast.
3200 dpi, 3x 16 bit.
Dedicated 4x5 filmscanner.
For web and computer usage...
400dpi for 4x5
800dpi for 120
1600dpi for 35mm
I keep my negatives safe and wont be printing anything from a scan anytime soon. I see the computer as a digital proof/contact sheet.
Thanks - for me I am scanning to print on an Epson 7600. I have never even seen an F-3200 - looks interesting!
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