PhotoKlassik: a new Analog Magazine on the Block!

Thomas Maschke (the editor) kindly asked me to post the notification about their new analog photo magazine, namely PhotoKlassik, on our site. How could I ever refuse such a proposal! PhotoKlassik, for now, comes only in printed form, and in German language. Anyway, those of you dear Readers who speak German (and there are so many German visitors on our blog, at least 30%) can be glad to have another quality publication in our realm. For the others, we can just hope an English version will follow soon. And maybe also a web version (or at least the excerpts). I just wish to the PhotoKlassik team to keep the good work going on!


Let the Drum Scanner be the Judge of Your Shots!

It's been quite a while since we've been posting anything here. But I thought that would well be worth to post, to demistify certain misconceptions about the "high" resolution of contemporary consumer (or even prosumer) scanners. Fact is, our featured (and excellent, too) photographer, Margus has been in the "drum scanner business" (so to speak) for quite a while. And he's got enough guts to take the bumpy (and expensive) road to restore a drum scanner back in working order. Bravo!
Anyway, I dared to post a couple of photos (retrieved from his photostream). These pics very explicitely show the obvious superiority of a drum scanner, even though with such a "low" (nominal) resolution of 3000 ppi and the "modest" Dmax of 3.6. 

Copyright Margus Sootla. Retrieved from Flickr.
Copyright Margus Sootla. Retrieved from Flickr.
Now, a question arises very naturally: if drum scanners would be more common (=affordable to use) in the past years, how many more photographers would stick with film (or at least for a much longer time)???
Margus, my very compliments for the excellent scanner restoration job!