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Scanned with Plustek OptikFilm 8200 series
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:39 am    Post subject: Scanned with Plustek OptikFilm 8200 series Reply with quote

I had this film in my Leica M6 since last Christmas un-scanned so I took the opportunity to try out a 'Plustek OptikFilm ' 8000 series scanner from a camera club mate , at 3.600 DPI to see how it compares with my CANON 9000F Mk II at 2,400 DPI. It scanned with a 'Blueish' cast which I corrected in FastStone Image Viewer as I would in the darkroom with filters.
[/b]35mm f1.4 Summilux


50mm f2 Summicron



PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The blue cast could have originated from whichever scanning software was used with the pre scan settings.

Are you happy with the results?


PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used Vuescan Professional with the Scanner set to 'Generic Colour Film' as that gives better results than trying to match the film with the Vuescan 'Pre-sets' . YES -- I am happy with the results but I cannot tell any 'Difference' between the Plustek and my Canon 9000F Mk II flatbed.


PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pentaxpete wrote:
I used Vuescan Professional with the Scanner set to 'Generic Colour Film' as that gives better results than trying to match the film with the Vuescan 'Pre-sets' . YES -- I am happy with the results but I cannot tell any 'Difference' between the Plustek and my Canon 9000F Mk II flatbed.


Out of curiosity, what type of differences were you hoping to see over and above the Canon 9000F, for film negatives?


PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BlazerOne, at a minimum, I would suspect he would see an increase in image definition with the Plustek scanner. A difference between 3600 ppi and 2400 ppi should be noticeable. If he didn't see a difference, then it sounds to me like 2400 ppi or less was the possible resolution limit of the film. But from personal experience using flatbed scanneras at 2400 ppi and another scanner at 4000 ppi, if the film was a hi-rez film, like slides, there should be a substantial difference in resolved detail between these two resolutions.


PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cooltouch wrote:
BlazerOne, at a minimum, I would suspect he would see an increase in image definition with the Plustek scanner. A difference between 3600 ppi and 2400 ppi should be noticeable. If he didn't see a difference, then it sounds to me like 2400 ppi or less was the possible resolution limit of the film. But from personal experience using flatbed scanneras at 2400 ppi and another scanner at 4000 ppi, if the film was a hi-rez film, like slides, there should be a substantial difference in resolved detail between these two resolutions.


My apologies, as I am fairy inexperienced with scanning film. It was my understanding that both of these scanners are capable of resolution higher than what was used, and that maybe the OP was looking for something else.