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  • Photography (was: PPL The

    From Zero Reader@VERT/ALKY to Nightfox on Wed Jul 6 21:49:00 2016
    On 07/06/16, Nightfox said the following...

    me in quite a while. I've been fairly happy with results from digital cameras these days, and I figure if I want prints done, most places will make prints from digital photos.

    I have to agree there. The only reason to shoot film is just to do it. I
    enjoy the process of true black and white, because it does look very distinctive, but you can certainly approximate that look with any number of filters, presets, etc.

    from some photos I took in 1998. I bought an Epson Perfection V550
    photo scanner and scanned my negatives so that I could get higher resolution photos, and a while ago, for fun, I got a printed photo from

    Yeah I have a film scanner. I can get fairly decent results with it. It's
    made by a company named Plustek. It scans slides really well also. Scanning
    is a real pain and film can be very "noisy" depending on how well it was exposed. Then there's the dust and spots that the scanner seems to pick up
    all over the place. Infrared dust and scratch removal in the scanner hardware does a decent job sometimes, but only works for color film, because the
    silver crystals on true B&W throw it off.

    It's fun, but not nearly as convenient.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Zero Reader on Wed Jul 6 22:02:32 2016
    Re: Photography (was: PPL The
    By: Zero Reader to Nightfox on Wed Jul 06 2016 21:49:00

    from some photos I took in 1998. I bought an Epson Perfection V550
    photo scanner and scanned my negatives so that I could get higher
    resolution photos, and a while ago, for fun, I got a printed photo
    from

    Yeah I have a film scanner. I can get fairly decent results with it. It's made by a company named Plustek. It scans slides really well also. Scanning is a real pain and film can be very "noisy" depending on how well it was exposed. Then there's the dust and spots that the scanner seems to pick up all over the place. Infrared dust and scratch removal in the scanner hardware does a decent job sometimes, but only works for color film, because the silver crystals on true B&W throw it off.

    Yeah, I've found that my 35mm scans look noisier than digital photos. I'm not sure if there's anything I can do to improve that.. I considered sending my negatives to a professional scanning service, but it sounds like they probably use the same type of scanning equipment and software available to anyone, so I'm not sure how much better of a job they would do. The scratch & dust removal seems to produce adequate results too.

    Nightfox

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Nightfox on Fri Jul 8 17:12:00 2016
    Yeah, it's a special scanner and can scan both negatives and slides
    (and normal documents & photos too).

    I didn't know the difference between "positives" and "negatives" until
    I got into silkscreen printing in 1986...working in that until 2004.

    Daryl

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  • From Tempo Rubato@VERT/CRYSTAL to Mojo on Sat Jul 9 07:27:00 2016
    Re: Photography (was: PPL The
    By: Mojo to Nightfox on Fri Jul 08 2016 10:21 am

    This scanner you have is it still available? I am interested in one and want look into one that I know someone has used and know works well.

    I have one and it works great. I think I bought it from Amazon for about $20.00. If you buy one and it isn't satisfactory, you can return it. I've used it to archive many slides but I have many more to go through. It's also good to archive negatives and faster than scanning prints. Like any photographic process, however, you have to get all the dust off because a spec becomes a blotch on a print.


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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Tempo Rubato on Sat Jul 9 05:53:26 2016
    This scanner you have is it still available? I am interested in one
    and want look into one that I know someone has used and know works
    well.

    I have one and it works great. I think I bought it from Amazon for about $20.00. If you buy one and it isn't satisfactory, you can return it.

    $20 seems too low.. I think mine was around $150 (new).

    Nightfox

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  • From Mojo@VERT/MOJO to Tempo Rubato on Sat Jul 9 09:48:47 2016
    Re: Photography (was: PPL The
    By: Tempo Rubato to Mojo on Sat Jul 09 2016 07:27 am

    I have one and it works great. I think I bought it from Amazon for about $20.00. If you buy one and it isn't satisfactory, you can return it. I've used it to archive many slides but I have many more to go through. It's also good to archive negatives and faster than scanning prints. Like any photographic process, however, you have to get all the dust off because a spec becomes a blotch on a print.


    Thanks for that info I will keep this in mind as I move forward with this.

    Mojo

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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Tempo Rubato on Sat Jul 9 08:20:07 2016
    Re: Photography (was: PPL The
    By: Tempo Rubato to Mojo on Sat Jul 09 2016 07:27 am

    also good to archive negatives and faster than scanning prints. Like any photographic process, however, you have to get all the dust off because a spec becomes a blotch on a print.

    Photoshop has a remarkably effective dust removal tool. Adds to the post-process time, though -- better to take a little time with a can of compressed air and get the dust off in the first place.

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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Nightfox on Sat Jul 9 08:22:49 2016
    Re: Photography (was: PPL The
    By: Nightfox to Tempo Rubato on Sat Jul 09 2016 05:53 am

    $20 seems too low.. I think mine was around $150 (new).

    $20 would get you one of those little USB scanners that only scan slides/negatives. I'd guess the resolution isn't the greatest but is probably fine for web work.

    https://www.amazon.com/VuPoint-FS-C1-VP-Slide-Digital-Converter/dp/B000V7CPJG/r ef=sr_1_17?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1468077730&sr=1-17&keywords=slide+scanner

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  • From Tempo Rubato@VERT/CRYSTAL to Nightfox on Sat Jul 9 12:17:00 2016
    Re: Photography (was: PPL The
    By: Nightfox to Tempo Rubato on Sat Jul 09 2016 06:53 am

    I have one and it works great. I think I bought it from Amazon for abou $20.00. If you buy one and it isn't satisfactory, you can return it.

    $20 seems too low.. I think mine was around $150 (new).

    Quite right. I checked Amazon and they start at around $70. I bought mine a couple of years ago and didn't recall it being that expensive.

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  • From Deavmi@VERT/EWBBS to Zero Reader on Fri Nov 18 23:09:13 2016
    On 2016-07-06 11:49 PM, Zero Reader wrote:
    On 07/06/16, Nightfox said the following...

    me in quite a while. I've been fairly happy with results from digital cameras these days, and I figure if I want prints done, most places will make prints from digital photos.

    I have to agree there. The only reason to shoot film is just to do it. I enjoy the process of true black and white, because it does look very distinctive, but you can certainly approximate that look with any number of filters, presets, etc.

    from some photos I took in 1998. I bought an Epson Perfection V550 photo scanner and scanned my negatives so that I could get higher resolution photos, and a while ago, for fun, I got a printed photo from

    Yeah I have a film scanner. I can get fairly decent results with it. It's made by a company named Plustek. It scans slides really well also. Scanning is a real pain and film can be very "noisy" depending on how well it was exposed. Then there's the dust and spots that the scanner seems to pick up all over the place. Infrared dust and scratch removal in the scanner hardware does a decent job sometimes, but only works for color film, because the silver crystals on true B&W throw it off.

    It's fun, but not nearly as convenient.

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A25 (Raspberry Pi)
    * Origin: Alcoholiday / Est. 1995 / alco.bbs.io

    True black and white is amazing. Or at least I agree in black and white
    (Idk what true black and white is). I think any photo (no matter how it
    is processed to be put into black and white) looks awesome in black and
    white, the emotions of the moment capture seem to be more important as
    there are no colours in the photo to distract away from the moment
    hidden in the photo. :)

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