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    OK, so how many is it?
    Lots of them.

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    Yikes O'Malley! What is wrong with her?

    Well, if she asks again, you could say that theoretically, a max of about 24 MPix with a 4,000 ppi home scanner (file about 4,000 by 8,000 pix), and about 96 MPix by paying a lab to scan the film with an 8,000 ppi professional scanner (file about 8,000 by 12,000 pix). In practice, I've never scanned anything to make files that large, nor have I ever had a computer capable of working on such monster files regularly.
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    Good manners:

    You never ask a Lady how many pixels she is.
    Go not to the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowriderS10 View Post
    "So how many megapixels is it?"
    I love to have fun with the self-centered know-it-all naive clueless digicam snobs when they ask questions such as that.

    I tell them that is uses a high-tech photochemical sensor which renders between 15 and 25 megapixels depending on the exact sensor I am using at the time.

    I watch them drool a bit and let them know that the sensor is field-interchangeable and upgradeable by the user.

    When I tell them that replacement sensors are sold at any corner drug store, they start to catch on ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmr View Post
    I love to have fun with the self-centered know-it-all naive clueless digicam snobs when they ask questions such as that.

    I tell them that is uses a high-tech photochemical sensor which renders between 15 and 25 megapixels depending on the exact sensor I am using at the time.

    I watch them drool a bit and let them know that the sensor is field-interchangeable and upgradeable by the user.

    When I tell them that replacement sensors are sold at any corner drug store, they start to catch on ...
    Tim Parkin gave a presentation where he "explain[ed] the large format camera in terms of digital cameras," much like you did, and received a similar type of response!
    Last edited by E76; 08-25-2010 at 08:52 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    i love this place... but every time i tell i tell someone i shoot film they just say "i thought film was dead".... -_-
    What is one to do as one watches humanity slowly destroy itself?

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