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User currently offlineDlx737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1904 posts, RR: 19
Posted (10 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3896 times:

Hi everyone. I use a 300D but a friend of mine uses a Canon Rebel Film camera and wants to try eventually uploading some of his shots to this site. However, is it even possible to get film pictures accepted on here anymore? Usually film scans come out with more grain, noise, and softness than digital shots do. It wasn't all too long ago when the only stuff uploaded WAS film but now that everyone and their brother has a DSLR, it is becoming more and more rare to see. Thanks for any input!

-Justin

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User currently offlinePepef From Finland, joined Oct 2002, 440 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3860 times:

He needs to scan the negatives. Quality should be good enough if the scanner is a dedicated film scanner and not a flatbed.

-Pepef-


User currently offlineLjungdahl From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 907 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3812 times:

All of my uploads here to A.net are slides, shot with an old Canon AE-1 and scanned with a Minolta Dimage Scan Dual.

To see the photos, just check the link in my profile.

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy
/Johan


User currently offlineSpacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3624 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3766 times:

Film is still higher resolution than even the highest consumer-range DSLR's (I believe the highest resolution digital camera you can buy is in the 200 megapixel range, but obviously that's not practical for most people, even professionals). There should be no reason the quality of a film scan should be lower than a digital photo except for a bad scanner.

Scanning takes some skills and it also requires a halfway decent scanner. You can get good scans, though, from even a $150 consumer flatbed with a transparency adapter (this is what I scan with). A true negative scanner is better, I'm just saying it's not required for "good" scans. You will just need to do more post-processing work on your photos and they may not be quite as sharp, unless you get a scanner that supports focus adjustments.

Make sure your friend uses the highest settings possible on his/her scanner to get the most out of the negatives/slides. That means highest optical resolution, 16bpp color depth, save as tif using Adobe RGB color profile if your scanner supports it - if not, whatever equivalent there is. Just don't start out with sRGB; convert photos to that later when you save the jpg for upload. Do multi-sampling on photos you really want the best quality from to eliminate digital noise.

There are lots of web pages out there that will help your friend get the best quality scans possible. With a decent scanner and some practice scanning he/she should actually be able to get more detail and higher quality out of his film photos than most people do out of their digital photos.



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User currently offlineKC7MMI From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 854 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3736 times:

100% of my shots on a.net are done with film. Of those, 95% of the photos were taken on print film (the rest slides). One thing he can do (what I do) is have the lab scan the negs or slides in at processing. I recommend print film just because it is cheaper to buy and cheaper to scan. Make sure it's a good film like Fuji Reala, something without much grain.

User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2360 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3687 times:
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I use print film as well, and scan the print itself instead of the negative.


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User currently offlineAndyhunt From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1306 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3681 times:
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Well you can non-Digital pics onto the database. I have recently been looking through my old slides from Kai Tak (before Digital Big grin ) and Singapore, and managed quite a high acceptance rate:


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To give but a few examples!

Regards

Andrew



Full frame always beats post processing
User currently offlineMartinairYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3587 times:

What scanner is recommended for negatives? Something that can get me A/net acceptance frequently (with good and focused shots ofcourse) and is relatively cheap.

Cheers



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User currently offlineSpacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3624 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3537 times:

If you want good and cheap, check out the Minolta Dimage IV.


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