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Old 01-21-2003, 07:04 PM
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Yea Ed good point. I looked at Viewscan but decided to go for the Silverfast AI upgrade. I wish I could tell you how much I liked it but I haven't had much time to play with it. I just used it yesterday for the first time. I will say that I really like the automatic dust & scratches filter. It'll take more time to get familiar with the software because it does have quite a few more features than the LE version. The multiple pass scanning is a great feature, I think Viewscan has that also.

I had an Epson 1240U Photo scanner before the 2450 and I had a couple of problems with it. It had some dust under the glass and it's images seemed too soft, the 2450 images are sharp as a tack.
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Old 01-21-2003, 07:35 PM
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I did some testing with my 2450 to see just how much detail it could pull from a negative. A good friend in CA sent me a B&W 35mm neg of a test board for testing lens resolution. The greatest resolution from the neg is about 100lpm (lines per MM) with some quick tests scanning at 2400DPI I was able to get 35lpm from the scanner. In the 35mm world, that would be "acceptable" lens resolution.

Now these tests were done quickly without tweeking, I am sure I could get better lpm with the scanner if I tweek it a bit. But... 35lpm from a flatbed scanner is pretty good in my book!

If anyone has any other ideas to test with this neg, let me know and I'll try them as well.

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