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Scanners and slides

Started by jsuro, 06/04/2003 10:29PM
Posted 06/04/2003 10:29PM Opening Post
I'm just beginning to take some Astro-photos and have gotten pretty good results but I'm having trouble with scans of Jupiter. I'm using Fuji Provia 400F and when viewing the slides with a magnifier, there is plenty, albeit subtle detail on the planet. The problem comes on the scans - Jupiter turns into a big bright white ball with no detail whatsoever. The planet is small on the film, about 3mm. Nevertheless, I think the scanners should pick up the detail, instead they go high contrast on the images. I've tried the one hour photo lab close to me (they use a Fuji 2000 scanner, which does great on my other images) and an HP photosmart 20xi which does not compare to the big Fuji scanner at all.

Question is - are there any scanners out there that will record an image from slides without pushing the contrast way up?

Take Care,

Jose Suro
Tierra Verde, Florida