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fuji reala and superia 100 profiles; too contrasty & sat

Posted: Fri May 02, 2003 5:01 pm
by harry shin
1. i know this is perhaps personal preference, but does anyone find the reala or superia 100 profiles too contrasty and saturated?
2. i can deal with the saturated issue--ie just bring down the saturation in photoshop. however with the increased contrast, is there something i could do to decrease contrast other than the usual (ie putting the dark point at 0 and light point at 255 etc...)... could perhaps silverfast improve their profile for these fuji films or is it some inherent property of the film? it doesn't seem to be an inherent property of the film, because via v**s**n, it comes out looking... normal and thus i assume it's the silverfast profile.

thanks. harry

reala 100 with epson 2450 and Microtek 4000tf

Posted: Tue May 06, 2003 7:47 pm
by john gury
I've been getting great results with the reala 100 negafix profile
on the epson 2450 and the mtek 4000tf. I don't find the saturation or
contrast abnormal given that is the what you're after with reala.

Scanner Question

Posted: Tue May 13, 2003 2:23 pm
by LSI_Ingraham
Dear Harry Shin,

Which scanner are you using with this profile?

Best Regards

Posted: Tue May 13, 2003 3:03 pm
by john gury
I use both the Epson 2450 and the Mtek 4000tf with the Reala 100 profile
with about equal results. My complaint is that it tends to be hit or miss with the profile. Either it gets it right or it is way off.

Posted: Wed May 21, 2003 10:05 pm
by harry shin
to the above question:
1. i'm using the polaroid 120 scanner.
2. i have to assume that the profile for reala & superia is NOT correct, simply because i get great results with the kodak films (namely supra and royal gold 100)... AND the fuji films scan great with v**s**n profiles.
3. updated profiles or suggestions to help get better scans would be appreciated, mainly because i'm now having to use fuji films!