mauro_franic Posted November 15, 2008 Share Posted November 15, 2008 Some back ground on the origin of this article: I shoot mainly 6x7 TMX and Velvia 50-100. For quick studio work I use a Canon 40D. This month with the introduction of Ektar 100 I set out to use 35mm film which I had not used in a looong time totest the new film. The results were excellent in detail, saturation and fine grain like I don't remember seeingin color negative. It brought back my interest in 35mm - since I had stop considering the 40D an option forlandscape work, could I bring my 35mm SLR instead of my Mamiya when I needed portability....? It looked worth it.... Well, before sharing results, there is more to the story. Like always, we need new toys, so I went on B&Hlooking for yet another 35mm SLR. To my demise, only two Canon models seem to be in production the EOS 1V and theElan 7ne. Without hesitation I ordered a 7ne seizing the moment in case soon they are no longer available new. The camera is a joy, great build, IR remote built in, eye control, metal body, etc. Feels similar to the 40Dbut a tad better with raised metal symbols and letters on the knobs instead of paint. This morning I set out the make a quick comparison between the new Ektar 100, TMX and Velvia 50. I also shot the40D from the same tripod, making it an equivalent to a 25.8 megapixel FF DSLR of great quality. I just developedthe TMX and will send the color film to the lab. TO MY SURPRISE, the TMX film under the microscope far outresolves a 26 megapixel camera that still doesn't even exist. Even a simple scan of the film outresolves a 26MP DSLR of the future in areas of high contrast. The equipment: Lens: Canon 50mm 1.4 at f8 was used for all shots for film and digital. Digital camera: Canon 40D set on the same tripod with the same lens as the film camera. Making it a 25.8megapixel equivalent of the 40D. Film Camera: Canon Elan 7NE - new portable toy for landscapes. Film: Ektar 100, TMX and Velvia 50. Scanner: Coolscan 9000 Manfrotto tripod and head. Lighting: A softbox from each side and a low power unbrella next to the camera for fill. Here is the comparison of the digital shot and the TMX scan: http://shutterclick.smugmug.com/gallery/6560295_hraSq#417496914_LLccY-O-LB Conclusions are yours. I can email raw files to whomever emails me. I will post the Velvia and Ektar scans after they are developed. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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