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Movie Friday: Massive format scans from Markus Hofstätter’s ultra-large format scanner rebuild: Digital Images Assessment


Left: A crop of the primary scan Hofstätter made along with his giant format scanner. Proper: Aforementioned scanner taking on your entire again of his hatchback.

Final week, we shared the primary a part of a two half sequence whereby giant format photographer Markus Hofstätter shared how he revived a 73kg (160lb) ultra-large format flatbed scanner over the course of three months so he might scan his large-format pictures with the very best element doable. This week, for half two, we’re sharing the outcomes of his scanner.

After three months of painstaking revival, Hofstätter lastly bought his Display screen Cézanne EFT-S5500 scanner up and working. With the entire {hardware} and software program in place, the following step was to start out scanning.

For his first, Hofstätter scanned a 30cm x 40cm collodion moist plate shot on an extremely giant format digicam with a Voigtlander Heliar Common 360mm F4.5 lens. As you may see from the shot under, the scan turned out great, with ridiculous ranges of element, notably across the eyes.

A 30cm x 40cm collodion moist plate {photograph} scanned with the 73kg (160lb) ultra-large format flatbed scanner. Click on to enlarge.

Hofstätter notes there’s a little bit of a science to make sure the big reflective scans don’t catch gentle bleeding kind the scanner, however other than a little bit of precautionary measures, Hofstätter says there’s ‘not a lot want of any post-processing,’ which can hopefully make up for the three months he spent constructing this behemouth.

Beneath are a group of enormous format pictures scanned by Hofstätter on his new scanner:

You’ll be able to learn Hofstätter’s full weblog put up and see extra behind-the-scenes pictures on his web site.

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