Something wrong with my Hexar...

Discussion in 'Equipment & Media' started by Rob MacKillop, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    It's usually very reliable, but here are some images, actually the best of the bunch (which isn't saying much) from a roll of Delta 400.

    Ilford developed the roll, and sent me the negs. I scanned them at 300dpi with Epson V550. They look awful.

    What has gone wrong?

    fallen cross.jpg Discovery.jpg circular bricks.jpg Park Gates.jpg Lady.jpg V&A Discovery.jpg V&A.jpg Loss.jpg
     
  2. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    I feel like the woman in that last image :(
     
  3. Rense Haveman

    Rense Haveman Well-Known Member

    I can imagine.... No idea what can be wrong though, don't know the Hexar (personally).
     
  4. Rense Haveman

    Rense Haveman Well-Known Member

    Have you checked the negatives? Couldn't it be a scanning problem?
     
  5. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Yes, Rense, I've just checked the scanner. I was scanning at 300 dpi instead of 3,000 dpi. Problem solved! You can all go back to bed :D
     
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  6. Rense Haveman

    Rense Haveman Well-Known Member

    That's good news. Especially the bed-part!
     
  7. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

  8. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    And now I'm confused about scanning values.

    The same image, one scanned at 3200 dpi, one at 12500 dpi. Both reduced for jpg. The one at 3200 has more detail than the larger. My eye was drawn to the more detailed low-res image, and for a moment I thought it better. But after a while my eye preferred to rest on the smoother image of the larger res. It's a funny old game.

    sorrow2.jpg

    Sorrows2a.jpg
     

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