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WilliamPatrickMoore
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« on: May 17, 2006, 02:02:20 PM »
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“So if we have a close race between a 39MP back's files and a 4X5" drum scan, where does that leave us? A traditional enlarger made print can't hope to compare, and so we now appear to have a new ball game, with top-tier medium format digital close to equaling 4x5" large format.”

How does it follow that a traditional enlarger made print can’t hope to compare? Perhaps you were referring to scanned film printed on photographic paper? Prints made from film and enlargers are different and have somewhat different qualities but your samples did not include them. I personally switched from Fujichrome  R prints to an Epson 7600 in 2002 and I think that both technologies can produce very nice images.

My work is produced from medium format slide film, mostly Pentax 67  printed on an Epson 7600.
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2006, 02:10:16 PM »
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William, exactly, that what I also tried to ask for: http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index....showtopic=10923

A photo is the print... So comparition should be made between prints.
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2006, 03:19:06 PM »
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This is intended as an additional comment on prints and not closely related to the topic above. The article "Managing Megabytes" to me shows that there are many really good technologies available, not a correct technology and a bunch of losers.
   In terms of prints made from these and other technologies (including prints from enlargers) it seems obvious to me that the skill of the person making the print overwhelms the small or large differences in the equipment or processes. I believe that Ansel Adams was known for his skill as a printmaker, not just for technically correct photos or for using the "right" equipment. Photographers known as printmakers will also emerge in the digital age, and not because they used the "best" camera, scanner and printer.
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