A S C R A P B O O K O F S O L U T I O N S F O R T H E P H O T O G R A P H E R
Reviews of photography products that enhance the enjoyment of taking pictures. Published frequently but irregularly.
8 March 2013
No, not a holiday for us. The New Holiday III docked at Fisherman's Wharf in the shot above is from an Ektachrome we made in July 1982. What makes it so interesting today?
The image here is from a Plustek OpticFilm 120 scan we made last night. Yes, it's been resized to fit our bandwidth budget (and your patience) but that's the color and tone the scanner delivered using SilverFast 8's Multi-Exposure feature. The detail in the modest 3489x2359-pixel image (scanned at 2650 dpi) is just as satisfying. And with the OpticFilm 120, you can crank it up to 10,600 dpi.
Which we did for the 1955 Maserati shot that bedevils most of the scanners we test. That scan reveals a good bit about the real-world resolving power of the OpticFilm 120. We'll show you that soon.
Meanwhile, you can see the first four installments of our OpticFilm 120 review starting with the unit's arrival here. The Table of Contents has links to the other installments.
Right now we're going to install today's update to SilverFast 8. So no, not a holiday for us. But just as much fun.