hi iam using my nikon F6 with nikon 70-300mm and tokina 24-40mm but the pictures seems a bit pixelly when trying to see them full screen(film processed onto cd then uploaded on my computer).
is it normal ?
#1. "RE: my F6,can someone help please" | In response to Reply # 0Drbee Nikonian since 05th Aug 2004Tue 15-Apr-08 12:55 PM
I would guess that this is a problem introduced by the lab that scanned your images. Many services provide only "low" resolution scans, possibly one to 1.5 MB files. Please check the file size of the jpg files on the CD. If they are low resolution, and they do not meet your electronic needs, you may be forced to pay extra for higher resolution scans or start scanning files yourself. As an example, the scans from my Nikon CoolScan 4000 scanner, in near full resolution, produces files that are nearly 150MB in size. This is far more than you need for routine work, but I cite it just for a basis of comparison.
Another thing that greatly improves the quality of scanned images (not necessarily the quality of scans) is using a fine grain film. For negative materials prefer ISO100 films (especially Fuji Reala 100 or Kodak UC100) for images that will be processed via scanning. You get a much tighter grain pattern to begin with and ultra high resolution scans handle that pattern better than my normal ISO400 Fuji Superia general purpose film.
It is still ISO, aperture and shutter speed, right?
#3. "RE: my F6,can someone help please" | In response to Reply # 1Horus Registered since 29th Mar 2007Tue 15-Apr-08 01:47 PM
Hi Zakaria and Welcome to Nikonians.
I concur with Roger. From my Lab Hi-Res scans in jpg (so fine to do a 30x45cm printout) they are about 3 to 4 MB of size. But it costs a bit more money as it is extra work for the Lab.
I fully agree also about the Fuji Reala 100. But I founded that Fuji Pro 800Z give very good results when scanned, this is one of my favorite film (I love its green output).
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