Microtek 35t Slide Scanner

Pat Connelly

 

I thought everyone should see examples of pictures without tonal compression or very little tonal compression.  The picture below were scanned using my old and tired Microtek 35t slide scanner.  No alterations were made.  They may not be perfect but the starting kodachrome also may not be perfect.  But the slide scanner does a real nice job of capturing a full tonal range.  Now ... if I can just figure a way to attach the scanner to my microscope.

Tonal Range - 232/255 or 90.9%

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  1. Noise: 66 x 150 pixel area with 60 unique colors (165 pixels per color)
  2. Color Cast - red 100%, green 99%, blue 98% (total 99%)
  3. Tonal Range - 90.9%

Tonal Range - 255/255 or 100%

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  1. Noise: 132 x 95 pixel area with 28 unique colors (447 pixels per color)
  2. Color Cast - red 100%, green 100%, blue 99% (total 99%)
  3. Tonal Range - 100%

Tonal Range - 234/255 or 91.7%

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  1. Noise: 306 x 204 pixel area with 89 unique colors (701 pixels per color)
  2. Color Cast - red 100%, green 100%, blue 99% (total 99%)
  3. Tonal Range - 91.7

Tonal Range - 255/255 or 100%

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  1. Noise: 333 x 273 pixel area with 262 unique colors (346 pixels per color)
  2. Color Cast - red 100%, green 99%, blue 96% (total 98.5%)
  3. Tonal Range - 100%

Tonal Range - 255/255 or 100%

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Information:
  1. Noise: 206 x 204 pixel area with 3 unique colors (14008 pixels per color)
  2. Color Cast - red 100%, green 100%, blue 100% (total 100%)
  3. Tonal Range - 100%