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Poll to guage demand for scanning

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Posted 16/04/2013 - 10:13 Link
Please help me out here.
Would you try out a new, high resolution, high DR drum scanning service?
What would make you jump-ship from your current method/supplier?
Posted 16/04/2013 - 10:23 Link
You can only answer yes would it be a good indicator to answer no?
Posted 16/04/2013 - 10:42 Link
I think we need a no option as well. Drum scanning isn't something I would imagine many people have a need for.
Best regards, John
Posted 16/04/2013 - 10:46 Link
Great minds............
Posted 16/04/2013 - 10:51 Link
I thought about that and thought I wouldn't need a no as I could look at the views and assume the nos?
Feel free to add a no option John, if you're able to, not sure I can do it now.

Incidentally, Drum scanning is the only way to get the full dynamic range and resolution from your film. A lot of services only offer low resolution, or flatbed scans. So you get noisy, soft results that any cheap digital could out-perform.
Edited by Darkmunk: 16/04/2013 - 10:54
Posted 16/04/2013 - 11:06 Link
What would be the likely cost per scan and what would be the minimum number of prints to make it viable for an amateur? Need a bit more information explaining the cost/benefits really.
Posted 16/04/2013 - 11:26 Link
Haven't got that far. This is hypothetical at this stage.
They will be very competitive in every respect, that much I can guarantee. That's the overall mission.
Posted 16/04/2013 - 11:48 Link
There's no way to add to a poll afterwards. Don't forget that the forums can't be used for commercial purposes. I don't know what you have in mind, but I thought I'd mention it just in case.
Best regards, John
Posted 16/04/2013 - 11:57 Link
AH, ok. I guess this will have to be commercial at some point, but at the moment it is just an extension of my hobby; A way to pay for it. I'm just targeting Pentax users on here, because I've always been a Pentaxian and I know we still use a lot of film and like quality.
So feel free to remove at your discretion John.
Posted 16/04/2013 - 12:00 Link
Gather the feedback by all means, but that's as far as we can go I think.
Best regards, John
Posted 16/04/2013 - 12:15 Link
If the price was right, I'd be very interested in medium format scanning.
Posted 16/04/2013 - 12:15 Link
Ok, Thanks John
...and aliengrove.
Edited by Darkmunk: 16/04/2013 - 12:23
Posted 16/04/2013 - 13:33 Link
I do my own 35mm scanning with a Minolta scanner and have just ordered an Epson V700 to play with medium format slides & negs.

Best regards
Inspiration is rarer than a plate glass camera.....
Posted 16/04/2013 - 14:24 Link
That does look like a good option for general archiving and finding that special shot that deserves better.
If you need to capture the original sharpness and dynamic range fully tho', there's no substitute for drum scanning.
I am not expecting to archive people's back catalogue

Drum V flatbed
Edited by Darkmunk: 16/04/2013 - 14:25
Posted 16/04/2013 - 17:01 Link
Darkmunk wrote:

Incidentally, Drum scanning is the only way to get the full dynamic range and resolution from your film.

What dynamic range and resolution does it offer?
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Edited by Smeggypants: 16/04/2013 - 17:01

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