Epson 3170 sample images

The following are from my collection of images taken during last 10 months. I've added them to represent what the 3170 can do and what you have to do to the images once they come from the scanner. A few of them are accompanied with original 3170 scan, but to make the comparison even remotely fair I've post-processed most of them to a variable degree. I contemplated for a while whether this would be the right approach, but since the images need post-processing this is more or less the way they would end up in your archives as well. My workflow includes resizing to on average 3000 x 2000 size, levels & color correction, slight USM and dust removal if necessary. If the images are noisy, I've usually run them through NeatImage - a fine piece of software capable of removing almost all grain without affecting the original image too much.

These images have been shot with Canon EOS Rebel 2000 & Rebel Ti coupled to a Canon EF 50 mm f1.8 II, Sigma 24-70mm f3.5-5.6 or Canon EF 28-90mm f4-5.6, the latter already - and fortunately - no longer in my possession. Film has been scanned by a local photo store (FotoGalleria Leppävaara) to 3000 x 2000 JPG or on a Kodak PhotoCD (3072x2048).  For comparison I've also taken a few shots with a Canon S30. Though old, it's still considered to be among the better 3 megapixel compact digital cameras. All images are saved as Photoshop level 9 jpg unless otherwise noted.

Central Park September 2003, EOS Rebel 2000, EF 28-90, Fuji Provia 100F Midtown Manhattan, September 2003, EOS Rebel 2000, EF 28-90mm @f/8, Fuji Provia 100F
Epson 3170, resized to 3000x1934, no other post-processing. 1.28 Mb JPG Kodak PhotoCD, 3072x2048, no post-processing. 1.60 Mb JPG Epson 3170, resized to 3000x1934, auto color correction. 1.79 Mb JPG Kodak PhotoCD 3072x2048, levels adjusted. 1.88 Mb JPG

 

Island, Lake Saimaa, Finland, June 2004 EOS Rebel Ti, Sigma 24-70mm f3.5-5.6 @f/11, Fuji NPS 160

 

Suburban dwellings, Espoo, Finland, June 2004 EOS Rebel Ti, EF 50mm 1.8 II @f/8, Fuji Superia 100

Canon S30, f/8, ISO 100
Epson 3170, resized to 3000x1948, levels adjusted, auto color correction, USM, 1.40 Mb JPG Local photo store, 3000 x 2000 JPG,  levels adjusted, 1.78 Mb JPG Epson 3170, resized to 3033x1921, levels adjusted, manual color correction, USM, NeatImage, 1.40 Mb JPG Canon S30, resampled to 2533x1900 (original 2048 x 1536), no other post-processing, 1.32 Mb JPG

 

A Park nearby, June 2004, EOS Rebel Ti, EF 50mm 1.8 II @f/8, Fuji Superia 100

Canon S30, f/8, ISO 100

 

Backyard flower, June 2004, EOS Rebel Ti, EF 50mm 1.8 II @f/2.8, Fuji NPS 160

Epson 3170, resized to 3000x1898, levels adjusted,2.26 Mb JPG

Canon S30, resampled to 2533x1900 (original 2048 x 1536), no other post-processing, 1.48 Mb JPG Epson 3170, resized to 3000x1948, levels adjusted, manual color correction,  USM, 1.40 Mb JPG Local photo store, 3000 x 2000 JPG,  levels adjusted, manual color correction, USM, 1.85 Mb JPG

 

Lutheran Cathedral, Helsinki, May 2004, EOS Rebel Ti, EF 28-90mm f4-5.6 @f/8 Fuji Superia 200

 

Fruit, EOS Rebel Ti, EF 50mm 1.8 II @f/2.8, Fuji NPS 160

Epson 3170, original 4320x2805 TIFF from scanner saved as JPG in Photoshop, no post-processing,  0.97 Mb PS level7 JPG Epson 3170, resized to 3000x1828, levels adjusted, heavy USM, manual color correction, Neatimage, 1.07 Mb JPG Epson 3170, resized to 3000x1832, auto color correction, 0.89 Mb JPG


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