Digital images from Zeiss lenses

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I would like to hear from anyone who is scannng negs/slides taken with Zeiss 35 mm glass. Currently I'm shooting with a Fuji G670III which being a large negative makes very nice prints up to 11x17 inches and beyond if I ever spring for larger paper. The down side is the 90mm fixed lens on the Fuji. I'm considering either going to a digital camera or staying with film for now and am checking out the Contax line. My concern is can I get a high quality print scanning 35mm negs and printing up to a max of 13x19 inches? Anyone on the board have some experience (not theory please) to share?
 
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Pete,

Straight scans from a 35mm slide or neg. will never approach the detail and tonal qualities of a scanned 6X7 format like your Fuji will produce.

Yet, you must keep in mind that the scanner has to be a big one to accept a 6X7 format, and that a 35mm system offers more versatile
selections and applications.

However, there are a number of interpolation programs designed to up-size smaller digital files either from scans or straight from a digital camera. "Genuine Fractals" is one I've used to great success. These programs easily allow full image areas available on a 13"X19" ink jet sheet from a 35mm image.
Best results come from lower ISO slide films
that need not be cropped to much... you know, just like with regular analog processing.
 
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Hi Guys.

Film scanning is as digital as I plan to get for the next few years. I scan all my negs on a Nikon IV, 2900 dpi. and print up to Super A3 on an Epson 1290.

While not leading edge, I was and still am pleasantly surprised with the output. I have used Contax for over 20 years, and most of my negs are from Zeiss glass.

I also use a Contax 645, the results from conventional film/print are FAR superior to my digitally produced 35mm, even at 10x8.

My advice is to pick up a cheep Yashica T and scan the results. If they do not come up to your requirements then you won't have wasted too much money.
 
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Hi Guys.

Film scanning is as digital as I plan to get for the next few years. I scan all my negs on a Nikon IV, 2900 dpi. and print up to Super A3 on an Epson 1290.

While not leading edge, I was and still am pleasantly surprised with the output. I have used Contax for over 20 years, and most of my negs are from Zeiss glass.

I also use a Contax 645, the results from conventional film/print are FAR superior to my digitally produced 35mm, even at 10x8.

My advice is to pick up a cheap used Yashica T and scan the results. If they do not come up to your requirements then you won't have wasted too much money.
 
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