New toy

I got a new toy yesterday, and from my experimentations so far, I’m very impressed. The image below was scanned from a 35mm slide – click it for the full scan (5.1MB JPEG, 4800dpi, giving about 6000×4000 pixels, or 24 megapixels if you’re a digital camera type). The full-sized image is as it came off the scanner – no processing. It benefits from a bit of unsharp mask in Photoshop, but as 35mm film is supposed to be optimised for 3000dpi, I think a little bit of blur is forgivable.

Rooftops in Prague

So, anyway, the net result is that you’re probably going to see a lot more photos around here in the coming weeks and months, especially as this baby can do batch scanning.

4 Responses to “New toy”

  1. Adrian says:

    Wow. cool. Does it scan APS film?

  2. Chris says:

    As well as all the plate things for doing standard film sizes, there’s a general transparency adapter so, in theory, you can stick anything see-through in there and it’ll scan it. So yes, it’ll do APS, but it won’t auto-crop each picture, you’ll have to do it by hand.

  3. Lori says:

    Does anyone use APS these days?

    Looks great! Not having come into any money lately, I’m going to have to start a bit cheaper on the new scanner choice though.

  4. Adrian says:

    I don’t use APS, but I have a stack of APS filmreels I need to scan at some point.