Can you tell the difference?

…Because there is a difference; and it’s a big one.

(Incidentally not the one I thought–but a difference nonetheless)


Both scanned the SAME way in Vuescan Professional, using no sharpening or dust correction.  Three passes with Multi-Exposure, no enhancement present, 2650 DPI.

Dust spotted, and processed to taste in LR 5.7.1 (WB, crop adjustment, tone)

Exported to JPG, and posted here for your perusal.

EDIT: The upper scan was with the Opticfilm 120; the lower with the flatbed Epson V600.  For comparison purposes, here is the same scan with the Opticfilm, using Silverfast as intended

3 thoughts on “Can you tell the difference?

  1. Peter | Prosophos says:

    I don’t know if I’m spotting the “big” difference of which you refer, but I do see three differences:

    1. Despite the fact that you’ve adjusted WB, the skin tones are more red in Image #1.
    2. Image #1 is sharper (looking, among other things, at Baby J’s flowers reveals this to be the case).
    3. Image #2 looks to be more “magnified”… not sure if this is secondary to the cropping (during film placement in the holders?) difference evident between the two scans.

    • mewanchuk says:

      Thanks Peter–you are correct on all counts. I think the magnification issue is also a very slight difference in crop, which I could not equalize.

      You have likely figured this out, but: First one OF120, second Epson V600.


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