Monthly Archives: June 2007

Good match for my (modest) scanner

This snap of Farrah Fawcett just happens to have a tonal range that maps nicely to the capabilities of my Canon scanners: the crop fits pretty well, too. Wish I had used the Nikon or Leica for more of my … Continue reading

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Another crop problem

This shot of Dee Dee Bridgewater shows the problem of trying to get square-format Hasselblad pix through an 8.5×14 scanner. It’s also difficult to place the original upside down on the scanner and get it accurately positioned for maximum image … Continue reading

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The crop problem

Both my older Canon Lide scanner and newer MPC530 multifunction device make relatively decent-quality scans, but the biggest crop area I can get is 8.5×14 inches – which results in losing image area as seen abbove. The original has black … Continue reading

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Lumix DMC FZ50 as copy cam

I’ve been pleased with the quality of the 10-MP pix that come from my Christmas present, a Lumix DMC FZ50. This is basically the same camera that Leica sells as the V-lux 1 for $1000. So, I set it up … Continue reading

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Copy cam vs. Scanner

Here’s a scan, a section of an 11×14-inch print done with a Canon Lide scanner. I can’t remember if I did any post-scan manipulation, but this strikes me as the quality you typically get from a decent (but not high-end) … Continue reading

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Photo fun

So, we’re hoping to recover a little of the ‘dark time’ that disappeared last weekend, with Linda in Chicago, and spend some time working on photography this weekend. One project is to get my 1970s portfolios online (in glorious black … Continue reading

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Variables

So, having taken control of my steroid/edema situation, I’ve been very frustrated that, this week anyway, the plan wasn’t working. I’vr ramped down the steroides, which should make me stronger, but the reverse has been true this week. Today, I … Continue reading

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