MEDIUM FORMAT SCANNING - EPSON PERFECTION 4490

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by vincedixon, Mar 20, 2007.

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  1. vincedixon

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    Hi

    I have recently purchased a Mamiya C330f and am planning to use this more than 35mm, hence have just got rid of my Minolta Scan Dual IV.

    Has anybody any experience of the Epson 4490, I dont want to spend a great deal on a scanner as it will only be to upload for evaluation for wet printing purposes and posting on APUG.

    Any comments much appreciated.

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    Vince
     
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    It's perfectly adaquate, but don't expect it to pull out all the detail on the film.
     
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    That scanner is more than adequate for your intended purposes. We have and use the 'obsolete' 3200 which is what I've used in the majority of the scans in my gallery here, and which my wife successfully uses to make enlarged digital negatives for an alt process she's pursuing. Scan at 320ppi for your file. It'll be reduced to 72ppi when you save it for the web.
     
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    The following is something I wrote at the end of last year:

    DPI doesn't mean anything applied to output on a pixel based display device such as a computer monitor or projector. For example: I scan an 8x10 inch negative at 600 DPI producing a 4,800 x 6,000 pixel file. If I set the print output at 300 DPI, the file will produce a 16x20 inch print. However, whatever the DPI is set to, the file is exactly the same on screen. It is still 4,800 x 6,000 pixels in size whether printed at 150 DPI (32x40 inch print) or 600 DPI (8x10 inch print).

    Tom.
     
  6. David A. Goldfarb

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    We're asking that questions about scanners and digital post-processing be taken to APUG's sister site, hybridphoto.com.
     
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