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Old 05-11-2018   #81
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Very nice shots, Nicolas; somehow your scans look better now too.

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I remain stuck with darkroom wet printing from time to time.
Nothing better in this world than split grade gelatin silver prints on ADOX MCC 110.

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I tweak the 800x600 scans so that they have well-balanced greyscales without too much contrast.
It is better to adapt the histogram before scanning and subsequently scan at 3200 dpi.

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What "to adapt the histogram before scanning" really means, hardware and software wise, has been discussed hundreds of times already. Also, no flatbed can scan at 3200 dpi.
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Nicolas, it is clear that you have never tried an Epson scanner. Please try one. Make a simple Jpeg scan at 3200 after you've adapted the histogram in advance by using the densitometer. You will be surprised.

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I have two Epson scanners and two dedicated film scanners made by Minolta and Nikon, thank you. If you want a scan which will be a good basework for fine-art inkjet printing, get a good dedicated film scanner and scan according to the rules (RAW, DNG or TIFF, 16bits per channel, actual max. resolution of the scanner, etc). Again, hundreds of forums threads, webpages, video tutorials and books, and for some reason. For web display of 800x600 images which would be the size of the post stamp once printed and will mostly be looked at online with uncalibrated laptops screens, iPads or cellphones, it is not necessary to be too picky with scanning (well levelled enough and clean scans with no dust spots are what you want to display).

Rather than being the usual grumpy moaning about digital versus film, I prefer to think that it's very nice to know that we either still can make analog prints on FB gelatin paper in the wet darkroom if we want to, of have fine-art inkjet prints done from scanned negatives if we chose to.
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if you want a scan which will be a good basework for fine-art inkjet printing
Thank you, Nicolas, for this for computer nerds very interesting plea for making a good scan to produce in the end a good digital print.

But that is absolutely not what I want. If that is what I want, I would take pictures with a digital camera.

I want to make gelatine silver prints, because that is what I have done since 1967, from negatives on film, and because I don't like the look of digital prints from an artistic point of view.

However, I like to make scans from my negatives for reference purposes and to make them visible on the web. Therefore I like nice and sharp scans that I can make easily, in a few minutes, on my scanner, an Epson V600 photo.

I don't understand you. You like to make pictures with an old camera, with an old lens, on film and then you want to print the negative in a digital way! Why not make an analog print on gelatin paper?

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"You like to make pictures with an old camera, with an old lens, on film and then you want to print the negative in a digital way! Why not make an analog print on gelatin paper?"

Ah.... Ditto! Thank You Erik!
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Nothing better in this world than split grade gelatin silver prints on ADOX MCC 110.

....other than toned in T-8!
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Many reknown photographers (Salgado, Turnley) now shoot on digital but have some large format negatives digitally created. Then they have wet prints done and this is just beautiful.
Best of both worlds altogether. Which is good for us the casual amateurs.
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Giardino della Villa Medici, Roma - Aprile 2018

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Also, no flatbed can scan at 3200 dpi.
Creo, Screen, and other high-end flatbeds have optical resolution in excess of 5000 dpi - they are better than the Nikon Coolscans and similar dedicated scanners in terms of max resolution. Not comparable at all to garbage Epson/Canon offerings. Just pointing this out. Nice images from your 2.8cm, I need to use mine more often.
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"Carré des Niobides" di Balthus, giardino della Villa Medici, Roma - Aprile 2018

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I'm very pleased to see these B&W images from Italy, not the usual touristic snaps but photographs taken with an artistic eye!
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I'm very pleased to see these B&W images from Italy, not the usual touristic snaps but photographs taken with an artistic eye!
Grazie ! Actually I know what I am after each time I am in Italy. More or less this is an Italy which is alas slowly but surely decaying and disappearing as time goes by.
The little W-Nikkor-C 28mm f/3.5 was a very good companion this time.
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Robert : some of my references are Bruno Barbey's B&W work between 1961 and 1964, the 1954 B&W work by Fulvio Roiter, some of HCB's photos of course and Jean-Loup Sieff's very early photos.
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Thanks for reminding Bruno Barbey's work, an author I had forgotten! Shame on me! I'lll look for one of his books!

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Not comparable at all to garbage Epson/Canon offerings.

Hmm, about Canon I don't know, but Epson is certainly no garbage.


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Nicolas, after all this talk about scanners I must say that your scans are not sharp and the blacks are muddy and too dark, but the pictures as such are very nice.


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Thanks for reminding Bruno Barbey's work, an author I had forgotten! Shame on me! I'lll look for one of his books!
Robert, as an Italian you will want this one, which is an absolute must-have, yet it is now out of print and has become extremely difficult to find at a reasonable price (was priced 30€ only when available from new in 2002, go figure).
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This lens needs more attention.

ClopperLakePanorama by Maryland Photos, on Flickr

SP, 2.8cm 3.5 and Delta 400. Stitched from 8 images.
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Question for all you Nikkor 2.8cm f3.5 owners. I've got the equivalent Canon rangefinder lens and although it is tack sharp in center when shot wide open, it is quite soft around the outer edges. You need to stop it down to about f5.6 to get even sharpness across the whole image. How does the Nikkor do when shot wide open? Is it center sharp also, but not sharp across the whole image field like the Canon? And if so, how far do you usually have to stop it down to get sharpness across the whole image plane?

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Question for all you Nikkor 2.8cm f3.5 owners. I've got the equivalent Canon rangefinder lens and although it is tack sharp in center when shot wide open, it is quite soft around the outer edges. You need to stop it down to about f5.6 to get even sharpness across the whole image. How does the Nikkor do when shot wide open? Is it center sharp also, but not sharp across the whole image field like the Canon? And if so, how far do you usually have to stop it down to get sharpness across the whole image plane?

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check out my article on that lens on the net
i don't think it gets really sharp at the corners at least in my sample
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