More old stuff incoming
couryhouse at aol.com
Wed Dec 19 14:20:37 CST 2018
OK yea Zane that is the Epson scanner I hear so much good about!
I miss my sinar.... had 4x5 5x7 and 8 x10 backs (it was the old orig NORMA. what a beauty... when I started comp biz the sale of that . cant complain comp biz .. still have my speed graphic and my uncles 4x5 graphic view monorail camera and 8x10 ansco studio camera I started with...
one thing nice but going unused is the 5x7 durst enlarger with pin register vacuum easel... has hi power agfa color head on it. used to be messenger graphics... they used to make separations with it until they got their scanner... bill hammer had 2 a 5x7 and an 8x10.. some one else got the 8x10 ( darn!) but that is how I learned there was a 5x7 one... for 8 x 10 bw we had a cast iron Elwood diffusion enlarger.. great for printing 8x10 and 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 glass plates from the turn of the century....
I think I will give the durst to the smecc project. I still want to see it! ( but would like to have the room in at home free)
In a message dated 12/19/2018 1:07:31 PM US Mountain Standard Time, healyzh at avanthar.com writes:
The Epson V850-Pro does pretty good at 8x10, and produces scans capable of being printed at about 30”x40”. I *WISH* I could scan my 11x14 negatives. To be able to do well requires either a vintage flatbed, or better yet a good Drum Scanner. Realistically, I need a good Drum Scanner, which in turn will require a Classic Mac to drive it (since I don’t want to use a Windows PC).
You don’t want to know what it costs to shoot 4x5 transparencies, let alone 8x10. I have a project, that to pull off, is probably going to require 8x10 transparencies. I’m mainly working with 8x10 and 11x14 B&W, in fact I have a whole pile of 8x10 film that needs to be processed (I’m caught up on the 11x14). This is also causing problems for my Classic Computers, since it fights for space (my PDP-11/44 actually has two enlargers sitting on top of it).
I have considered a couple photo projects using the Commodore 64 as the brains.
On Dec 19, 2018, at 10:43 AM, ED SHARPE <couryhouse at aol.com> wrote:
Zane - thanks for reminder. Yes this scanner goes scssi to a large cofax processing card that is supposed to do fast working magic... but die to faster PC and CPU speeds today may not be really needed or will HANG!
We do use the vuscan for use with a hp scanner that has a 4x5 negative scanner attachment on it. It will scan 35 mm to 4x5.... really not great resolution for 35 mm to 11x14 size but for 4x5 to 11x14 or 8x10 works just fine.
Zane yea amazing I was going to scrap that scanner now it is a part of the workforce...
I DO WANT A EPSON 800 series that goes up to 8x10 someday......though.....
(Back in my youth in the mid 70s I did advertising photography for products and brochures etc... and many people wanted image of n 4x5 transparency ... some required 8x10 even. 8x10 not cheap to shoot.... $5 a sheet purchase and $5 a sheet processing if you took to lab. )
OK so for my 4x5 stuff this old scanner works and also we have ad shots to be scanned at museum too ... one example is the REGENCY ( IDEA ELECTRONICS) ad shot transparency collection ( They made first transistor radio and all kids of great goodies ... uhf converters, radio transceivers, public services band monitors and more-) Now if any other of you have anything on Ektachrome scan it now since as time progresses the colors will get even crappier!!!! I love really old 4x5 KODACHROME transparencies the colors are still a beauty... the reds are majestic and vibrant!! ( search internet for some of the WW2 color stuff... amazing) reason? Aniline dies in Kodachrome vs the crappy>ass organic dyes in the Ektachrome).... Anyway... Message here ... scan any and all color materials now not later as most will just get worse but Kodachrome not as bad and EVERY other medium.
we got a large group of Burroughs 35mm ad shots on transparency that are in the Q for scanning... pc mini and mainframe all across the board. stuff will definite print up better than scans from magazines when I need a photo for a display.
In a message dated 12/19/2018 9:15:44 AM US Mountain Standard Time,
healyzh at avanthar.com writes:
> On Dec 19, 2018, at 12:49 AM, ED SHARPE via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> I wonder if I will face theses issuea with the cof ax scanner software and a megabux retired scanner we were gifted.. .. thing Is bw only..
With old scanners, always look at what the I/O interface is, and see if it’s a model of scanner supported by VueScan. VueScan is *amazing* and produces results that are about as good as SilverFast with my Epson V850 Pro. It also keeps some vintage scanners around here running.
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