to Norman Koren's G u e s t b o o k
Thank you for visiting Norman Koren's
April - December 2002
g u e s t b o o k
Good info. Especially appreciate the articles dealing with Picture Window.
Narragansett, RI USA - Sunday, December
29, 2002 at 10:47:01 (CST)
Thanks very much for building
this wonderful site. Lots of great info for newcomers to digital photography.
Sam Clarke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Toronto, Canada - Sunday, December
29, 2002 at 09:57:50 (CST)
your work is great. I learn much
from your web site. I'm a Leica DigiLux One user. Information on your site
helped me choose the camera and printer too (EPSON Stylus Photo 950). Than
you for your excellent work.
Pavol FRESO <email@example.com>
Bratislava, Slovakia (Europe) - Sunday,
December 29, 2002 at 08:18:22 (CST)
Excellent! It would be nice
if it were available as a CD. Thanks
Fort Worth, Texas USA - Friday, December
27, 2002 at 22:11:22 (CST)
Very excellent site! Lots
of great info.
I didn't spot anywhere where I could
download a PDF or similar file for any the subjects. Did I miss it, or
is it not available?
I'd like to print out some of the
material for my personal use, and I don't like to print fro the screen,
but from a nice "clean" file such as PDF.
Thanks again for all your fine material.
Ronald Hirsch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Boca Raton, FL USA - Friday, December
27, 2002 at 05:18:08 (CST)
Thanks much for building
this site. I've just finished assembling the components of a fine print
digital darkroom including the Epson 2200 and Nikon Super Coolscan 4000
and your site has been extremely valuable to me as I am not a digital techie
by a long shot. I'm sure you know that the users manuals shipped with this
equipment leave a lot to be desired. Living in the hinterlands of northeast
Oregon leaves me at a disadvantage for local learning resources. I thought
Photoshop Elements was a pretty good program until I read your comments
about Picture Window Pro. I've now ordered that program and am looking
forward to trying it. I've got a lot of nice slides to scan and print and
I want to get the hightest quality prints. Thanks again.
Irrigon, Oregon USA - Thursday, December
26, 2002 at 20:55:41 (CST)
Many thanks for all your
on line help and advice. I'm now retired and able to devote lots of time
to digital photography. Post my pix on www.fototime.com.
Belmont, CA USA - Thursday, December
26, 2002 at 19:19:33 (CST)
Great site...lots of helpful
information especially for panoramic photographers.
Winter Park, Florida USA - Thursday,
December 26, 2002 at 13:43:08 (CST)
Beautiful images and great
Truman Holtzclaw <email@example.com>
Fair Oaks, CA USA - Thursday, December
26, 2002 at 02:27:41 (CST)
Your page has been a big
help for me and I go back there
Calgary, Alberta Canada - Friday,
December 20, 2002 at 11:13:12 (CST)
A wonderful compilation
Fairmont, West Virginia USA - Thursday,
December 19, 2002 at 22:56:49 (CST)
Thanks for the info', you've
done a great job
Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan UK - Thursday,
December 19, 2002 at 05:37:08 (CST)
Hello, I found you at Altavista.
You have wealth of information on your site and a nice design. Greetings
from Germany - Paul
Germany - Monday, December 16, 2002
at 09:42:43 (CST)
I found this site while
searching for info on the Canon FS4000 scanner. I now use Canon EOS D-30
& D-60 but have quite a collection of slides that I've taken over the
years and I want to put them on CD's and print some of them. I use a HP
CP-1700 printer and Photoshop 7.0.
This is a great web site. I've
spent most of the day reading and looking at some of the links. What a
fantastic resource ... many thanks.
Chula Vista, Calif. - Sunday, December
15, 2002 at 21:04:04 (CST)
stunning and imaginative imagery..Bravo!
PARIS, France - Saturday, December
14, 2002 at 17:54:27 (CST)
Thank you for a very interesting
site. It is a most rewarding experience to see some of your photographs.
STREET, SOMERSET ENGLAND - Monday,
December 09, 2002 at 15:26:31 (CST)
Silly me forgot the web
address to visit...
- Monday, December 09, 2002 at 15:08:21
Great Web Site...We make
Transformers if you want to stop bye our site to view! Jon
- Monday, December 09, 2002 at 15:07:39
Thank you Norman For your
wondefull articles on tube audio PS. The 12au7 preamp works fine.
La Coruña, Galicia Spain -
Sunday, December 08, 2002 at 12:12:12 (CST)
As a retired wedding photographer
and a darkroom (wet) mole I enjoyed your information about the digital
darkroom, scanners, etc. At this point I am beginning to move to the digital
darkroom scene. Thanks again
Richard L. DeMuth
Elgin, Illinois U.S.A - Thursday,
December 05, 2002 at 08:54:08 (CST)
I would say that your site(s)
are the very best I have come across. You have such a wealth of valuable
information that, surely it must be being used by many photographers who
have recently become involved with digital photography. I applaude your
hard work and diligence in providing all of this information. As a newcomer
to digital photography, (I am still hanging onto film cameras and wondering
when to make the plunge to buy a good digital camera).I shall visit often
Kaohsiung, Taiwan - Thursday, December
05, 2002 at 08:35:43 (CST)
Yuba City, CA USA - Wednesday, December
04, 2002 at 00:59:30 (CST)
Great site. You say, waiting
for 24x36 mm sensors for DSLR is
in the near future?
Ok, but, then we will wait for
the 6x6, 6x7, 4:x5" etc?
Second, please write some pages
(if you have the time)
about film proseciing. I think,
we can't forget the "old" good negative..
Beersheva, - Israel - Monday, December
02, 2002 at 04:15:19 (CST)
Thanks Norman. I'm learning
tons and have spent hundreds at Adorama in appreciation of the education.
Issaquah, WA USA - Monday, December
02, 2002 at 01:17:14 (CST)
Very helpful site.
Hicksville, NY - Sunday, December
01, 2002 at 21:45:22 (CST)
First visit. Looks very
interesting. Sense ethnic ties as well.
Bjørn Kaupang <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ballston Lake, NY USA - Friday, November
29, 2002 at 09:50:06 (CST)
One of the best sites i've
come across. The scanner info was/is extremely useful. It certainly helped
me get the best out of my Cannon FS4000
Oxford, England - Monday, November
25, 2002 at 10:03:44 (CST)
N/A, Like the images posted
on the web, but no money to buy!
Houston, TX USA - Monday, November
25, 2002 at 08:44:34 (CST)
N/A, Like the images posted
on the web
Houston, TX USA - Monday, November
25, 2002 at 08:43:57 (CST)
V. interesting to see a
photographers view of colour management
UK - Monday, November 25, 2002 at
It was so interesting to
read your new article on grain, because I had just finished scanning and
editing a picture of one of my twin baby girls. My wife uses Gold 200 in
all her point and shoot cameras because, well, because its everywhere.
So when I ran out of film for the Contax G2 thats what I used. I scanned
it with the Canon FS4000. Talk about grain! I made the mistake of using
unsharp mask the first time i sharpened it, but it didn't really matter.
The effect on the detailed sections of the picture is one of sharpness,
but the background is a grainy mess. I eagerly await any software solution.
I have also had a similar problem using the epson 2450 with my 645 negatives.
Sharpening them is fine for the detail, but the sky is just a mess. I look
forward to the next generation of epson scanner. Thank you for working
and writing on these matters.
Concord, CA US - Saturday, November
23, 2002 at 15:59:53 (CST)
Norman - Great site! Was
just wondering if it was worth splashing out for a 4000dpi neg scanner
cf 1800-2200dpi. Your articles answered the question! Its nice to know
the theory behind what we see. Keep it up.
Southampton, UK - Saturday, November
23, 2002 at 12:42:25 (CST)
Congratulations and thanks
for your work !
Beograd, Yougoslavia - Wednesday,
November 20, 2002 at 10:27:55 (CST)
Nice site I am quoting you
in a paper I will send you a copy if intrested?
Dave S <email@example.com>
Detroit, MI USA - Monday, November
18, 2002 at 20:51:57 (CST)
looks great! am looking
for info on scanners so i can scan my color negatives/slides and b&w
negatives. again, muchas gracias
El Paso, Texas - Saturday, November
16, 2002 at 07:34:35 (CST)
Looks great! Looking forward
to exploring the site.
Staples, MN USA - Friday, November
15, 2002 at 17:04:51 (CST)
Fantastic Website!! I was
looking for information on the D60 relative to how much image quality is
lost using higher ASA settings (1000). I'll need time to digest all the
technical information concerning image sharpness, but now I at least have
a framework for understanding varioius sharpness issues. I'm trying to
decide on whether or not to go with the D60 or wait for the next generation,
that will likely out preform film. I've been taking pictures since moving
to Boulder in 1973, and have recently retired from the Boulder School District
where I was a computer/network engineer. We should have lunch sometime.
Thanks for making all your tutorials available. I'm looking forward to
lots of good reading.
Boulder, CO - Friday, November 15,
2002 at 12:11:59 (CST)
Great website. Has more
answers than questions I could dream up. Thanks
Jim Barbet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada -
Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 19:54:57 (CST)
Very interesting website,
but quite honestly, I was more interested in the name.
James F. Koren
Knoxville, Tennessee USA - Monday,
November 11, 2002 at 21:31:01 (CST)
Congradulations on your
impressive photographic web site Norman. I visit this site on a regular
basis to find out "what's going on". It is my most frequently used photographic
web site because it is always up to date and links to most of the important
sites in the world. I have encouraged my friends to read your technical
notes and also to look at your landscape photographs. Keep up the excellent
work. Best wishes, David
Ottawa , Ontario Canada - Friday,
November 08, 2002 at 09:37:03 (CST)
I ran across your site today
while searching for help with getting the maximum sharpness from my Epson
I have been looking for some info
on how to get better sharpness fromy my medium format negatives for awhile
your site was the first with any
useful data. I am also impressed with a lot of the other info you have
and I will surely be back
to take in more of your knowledge
regarding digiatl darkroom workflow and techniques, partiuclarly printing
B&W with the Epson printers.
Thanks for your excellent website.
Austin, TX USA - Wednesday, November
06, 2002 at 15:54:40 (CST)
I was introduced to your
site by my instructor in a digital photography class at are local college.
It was very helpful and rich with very helpful information...Thanks for
Bullhead City, Arizona USA - Tuesday,
November 05, 2002 at 09:11:52 (CST)
Have enjoyed your well done
website. You might look at "www.realviz.com" to research stitching software.
Their "Stitcher 3.5" has nice editing controls and outputs high-res files
for quality prints.
St.Paul, MN USA - Monday, November
04, 2002 at 20:58:15 (CST)
William Tafoya <email@example.com>
Spanaway, WA USA - Monday, November
04, 2002 at 11:53:45 (CST)
Great! I have informed my
photofriends about this formidable site!
Stockholm, Sweden - Sunday, November
03, 2002 at 16:05:27 (CST)
Great Site! I'm Helen. I
really like your site content, it's usefull and informative. Now I am working
for online store selling discount
inkjet printer cartridge. I find your site while searching for
related sites and It's a pleasure to sign your book. Thanks and Good Luck.
ink printer cartridge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
USA, USA Texas - Sunday, November
03, 2002 at 02:27:39 (CST)
What a great site. Dont
quite know how I ended up here but as I was here I thought I would have
a look around and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Keep up the
London, UK - Saturday, November 02,
2002 at 04:03:57 (CST)
site and beautiful photographs. good work!
Boise, Idaho USA - Monday, October
28, 2002 at 17:42:47 (CST)
Excellent site, purchasing
epson 2450 after reading your article. Epson UK say it is still a current
model and no replacement on the horizon, cheers.
Brighouse, England - Friday, October
25, 2002 at 14:43:09 (CDT)
Port Orchard, Wa USA - Thursday, October
24, 2002 at 13:49:01 (CDT)
Thank you for all the effort
you have put into helping beginners like me. Last June, after retiring,
I bought a Sony DSC-F707, my first camera in 35 years. Hoping to develop
an artistic/creative part which has been too long ignored. I'm loving it
and learning a lot, far more that I could do without the Web. Hope to see
you in Boulder some time-- my son lives in Lafayette.
Waquoit, MA US - Wednesday, October
23, 2002 at 18:22:29 (CDT)
Your articles are very good
38112 Braunschweig, Germany - Tuesday,
October 22, 2002 at 13:42:33 (CDT)
I spent yesterday in the
bookstores looking for a good book on scanning negatives. Luckily, I decided
to search the Internet for some information before buying a book.
This is a fantastic and incredibly
valuable for people such as myself looking to start the transition from
the chemical darkroom to digital one. Thank you for the effort and information.
Amin Abdollahzadeh <email@example.com>
Birmingham, UK - Tuesday, October
22, 2002 at 07:04:32 (CDT)
My first, but not last,
visit to your exceptional site has been most infomative and enjoyable.
Thank you for taking the time to share your expertise. Your review of the
Epson 2450 was very much appreciated. I believe it will serve my purposes
most adequately. Again, my sincere thanks. - Ed Lindsay -
Edward E. Lindsay <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Las Cruces, NM USA - Sunday, October
20, 2002 at 18:10:36 (CDT)
Thanks for the help in understanding
Gamma and all that good stuff going on between my monitor and my printer.
I am one of the worst kind of amatures, a very amaturish one.
Licking, Missouri USA - Friday, October
18, 2002 at 13:15:56 (CDT)
What an interesting and informative
site you have... I'm sure it must have been a tremendous time consuming
effort to bring all your knowledge and experience together in such a simple
and understandable way... thanks for sharing it with us.
Santiago, Chile - Thursday, October
17, 2002 at 10:59:29 (CDT)
Merci de votre generosite
Bravo pour votre travail,et la maniere de le partager.
sevres, france - Wednesday, October
16, 2002 at 14:49:24 (CDT)
Thanks for doing the focus
test. I have a 2400 and will be doing that soon.
Pat G. Murphy <email@example.com>
Marysville, WA USA - Wednesday, October
16, 2002 at 14:31:12 (CDT)
Absolutely great site! Helps
a lot and very informative. Keep it up.
Goetz Adam Gageik
Duesseldorf, Germany - Wednesday,
October 16, 2002 at 08:14:05 (CDT)
Hey my name is Koren and
one day I was just looking up my name to see what would come up and it
was so weird cause I am Love photogrpahy and I am gonna major in it someday
and I dont know thought it was kinda weird and I love ur website and I
glad u have my name or I have urs I think its kewl I am 17 Female from
St. Albans, Vermont USA - Monday,
October 14, 2002 at 11:05:26 (CDT)
The best site for information
that I have found, my pictures now print out the same as the moniter.
Thank you so much. JB
James Beardsmore <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Kingswinford, West Midlands United
Kingdom - Monday, October 14, 2002 at 05:07:09 (CDT)
Just wanted to say "Thanks!"
for such an interesting & informative site. There is a saying "all
roads lead to Rome". I think I should add "all searches for something useful
end up at Norman Korens"! Today, I found your review of the, excellent,
Reading, Berkshire UK - Monday, October
14, 2002 at 03:54:23 (CDT)
It,s great. I,m charmed.
Rybnik, Poland - Friday, October 11,
2002 at 01:18:43 (CDT)
Thank you so much for a
great review of the scanner. I have so many negatives to scan, and the
cost of sending them out for digitalization commercially is prohibitive.
I just bought the scanner for my own use and look forward to scanning my
film. Again, thanks for the great work.
Jim To <email@example.com>
Sunnyvale, CA USA - Thursday, October
10, 2002 at 16:41:08 (CDT)
Wow, what a great compendium
of clearly presented information. I thought I knew every site out there,
but yours is really an awesome resource. And after reading, and re-reading,
and reading again numerous posts on how to adjust monitor gamma correctly,
your site provided several wonderful options. I can't thank you enough!
Boston, MA USA - Tuesday, October
08, 2002 at 22:24:09 (CDT)
You set the standards!
United Kingdom - Tuesday, October
08, 2002 at 14:53:29 (CDT)
Norman, you do really beautiful
work. Thank you also for your very helpful tutorials.
Los Angeles, CA USA - Tuesday, October
08, 2002 at 14:13:41 (CDT)
I've learned a lot from
your site. I see Kodak is using the image sensors that you were drooling
over. I decided to forgo a digital camer just yet because there is so much
changing. I just bought a Canon 4000s. I'll wait untill full frame ccd's
are avilable readily. I shoot Nikon always iso 100. I have used a Nikon
LS 1000 for years and It is hard to forgo it. I have Silverfast software
and the slide feeder. It is also faster. I always use twin processor machines.
They are great because they don't hang up while the scan or the printing
is taking place. 2cpu.com can give you lots of ideas if you want to upgrade
cheaply. I really don't know how sharp 35mm film really is. All I see revolves
around superb lenses with tripods. Using anything other than iso 100 slide
I can see the difference even with the LS1000. I noticed my Ls1000 is sharper
when I scan horizontally rather than upright. It is cumbersome to lay the
slide feeder on it's side. The scan times and the file sizes seem to be
a problem with the 4000dpi scanners. I always shoot slides because they
are simpler to assess afterwards and with the ls 1000, Dusting is simpler.
Slides also have an antiscratch surface
Ft Myers beach, fl, Fl USA - Tuesday,
October 08, 2002 at 13:42:09 (CDT)
Thank you for sharing your
Lynn J Harrison
Hixson, TN USA - Tuesday, October
08, 2002 at 11:17:02 (CDT)
In the course of shopping
for a scanner, I've uncovered a whole new dimension to my photography hobby.
Just when I thought I knew something...I learned so much in my short visit...thank
Normal, IL USA - Tuesday, October
08, 2002 at 05:56:42 (CDT)
I was searching for reviews
on the Epson 2450 scanner that's why I accidentally got to your very informative
and wonderful website. It sure helps a lot before deciding to buy a new
photographic equipment or engage in a new technology. Thank you for sharing
loads of your know how in film and digital photography. I'll definitely
visit your site every now and then.
Jing Mandia <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Manila, Philippines - Tuesday, October
08, 2002 at 01:38:30 (CDT)
An excellent site - well
worth frequent visits. It has further stimulated my interest in digital
San Antonio, Texas USA - Monday, October
07, 2002 at 22:16:01 (CDT)
Will spend more time here
when I can
T.Bennett Finley> <email@example.com>
Saskatoon, Sask. Canada - Monday,
October 07, 2002 at 20:55:07 (CDT)
I loved your site. Very
informative and helpful.I will be visiting your site often
Elizabeth City, North Carolina USA
- Monday, October 07, 2002 at 18:52:20 (CDT)
Thanks for your knowlege.
I appreciate your experience and your history. You did a lot of things
you like.I think we all have many dreams in our life and most of us couldn't
make it into truth.
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire UK. - Monday,
October 07, 2002 at 07:37:08 (CDT)
Alot of good things; I think
my images may start looking better
.... thank you.
So. Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States
- Sunday, October 06, 2002 at 17:21:19 (CDT)
Your website is wonderful.
I'm in the beginning stages of setting up a digital darkroom, and I'm sure
I will refer to your site many times in the future. Thank you again!
Minneapolis, MN USA - Saturday, October
05, 2002 at 18:33:20 (CDT)
Excellent website. I have
been looking for research on black and white photography. You explained
Ansel Adams' Zone System in clear terms. It is easy for anyone to pick
up a camera and take pictures! Keep up the great work folks!!
Nancy J Jean
Hyannis, MA USA - Friday, October
04, 2002 at 18:59:53 (CDT)
Appreciate reviewing your
site. I am considering purchasing an Epson 2400 scanner and found your
review of the 2450 informative. Thanks Much
Park Ridge, IL USA - Friday, October
04, 2002 at 13:33:15 (CDT)
Great web site, plenty of
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - Friday,
October 04, 2002 at 08:15:08 (CDT)
Just wanted to say how great
your web site is. I'm still looking over everything you have on your site
but it's already answered many questions I've always have on digital photography
buthad not till this time found a source to answer them. Many thanks.
Cupertino, Ca USA - Thursday, October
03, 2002 at 16:30:45 (CDT)
Many thanks for your trouble.
I'm thinking of buying a 2450 -
you've convinced me
Polis (City????), Pafos Cyprus - Wednesday,
October 02, 2002 at 14:27:51 (CDT)
Thanks for the information,
I may be able to get my scanmaker X6 scanner to perform. Microteks replacement
Kodak Scanwizard for windows 2000 is awefull and they couldn't care less.
Look forward to reading more of
FRANKSTON, VICTORIA AUSTRALIA - Wednesday,
October 02, 2002 at 06:54:15 (CDT)
Great site, an all around
great site indeed
US - Monday, September 30, 2002 at
Thank you for sharing the
knowledge. This information is very valuable and I will still use the guide
for a long time.
van der Grijp <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Roodepoort, Gauteng South Africa -
Monday, September 30, 2002 at 06:20:02 (CDT)
Referred to you by "Luminous
Landscape" and pleased by the thoroughness and scope of your work. Although
it seems to me that your project would be extremely time consuming for
you, I hope you can keep it up. Your explanations have been clear and helpful,
in a field where confusion seems otherwise to reign.
Columbia, MD USA - Saturday, September
28, 2002 at 14:31:14 (CDT)
An excellent site, thank-you
for taking the time to 'publish' such valuable information. Can you write
a paper on "Explaining photographic purchases to one's partner"? - Keep
up the good work, Simon
Simon Knight <email@example.com>
Near DONCASTER, North Lincolnshire
UK - Saturday, September 28, 2002 at 04:35:04 (CDT)
Very well done Mr. Koren
Have you had a chance to see
the www.foveon.com and it's X3?
If so what are your comments?
Irvine, Ca USA - Friday, September
27, 2002 at 20:39:08 (CDT)
Great site. An excellent
resource for all things digital ! Keep up the great work.
Rowlett, Texas USA - Friday, September
27, 2002 at 10:50:02 (CDT)
Great site. Glad I found
you. Your tutorials are a great help alongside Michael Reichmann's Luminous
Thanks. Sorry I cannot support Adorama
as I am not in the USA.
Bognor Regis, West Sussex United Kingdom
- Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at 09:30:16 (CDT)
I was in the market for
a new high-end film scanner and found the information on you website very
informative. I was also very impressed with the content regarding printers
as I too have an Epson Stylus Photo 1270.
Phoenix, AZ USA - Friday, September
20, 2002 at 18:34:23 (CDT)
Excellent Content. Thanks
a lot. I'm glad I found this site.
Roanoke, VA USA - Tuesday, September
17, 2002 at 09:23:21 (CDT)
Great site with excellent
content. Many thanks for making it available.
Seattle, WA USA - Tuesday, September
17, 2002 at 01:11:42 (CDT)
Thanks for providing a newbie
in digital image processing with this wealth of information!
Odijk, Netherlands - Friday, September
13, 2002 at 16:32:45 (CDT)
Kudos to you for providing
one of the best sources of information for the digital photographer I have
found in a very very long time!!! I wonder how much time & money I
would have saved on books etc had I have found your site when I started
experimenting with digital photography!
Once again, thanks for a great source
Singapore - Thursday, September 12,
2002 at 19:52:17 (CDT)
Well done Mr. Koren with
your scientific analysis based on DSP concepts and using Mathlab, In fact
I found the MFTcurve veryuseful, thanks for providing people with such
detailed information which can be hardly found elsewhere.
Tehran, Iran - Thursday, September
12, 2002 at 16:08:14 (CDT)
Great! Another guy showing
me how dumb I really am! You'd think after so many years I'd have learned
a few things by now - but apparently not.
Your site has lots of good MEAT
to it! Thanks lots!
North Plains, Oregon USA - Thursday,
September 12, 2002 at 11:37:24 (CDT)
Arrived at your web site
via google in desperation to get prints similar colours to screen. And
all was explained with plenty of extras. Thank you so much, I feel rejuvenated
into the world of scanning and printing. I nearly gave up!
Romsey, Victoria Australia - Wednesday,
September 11, 2002 at 02:44:49 (CDT)
I appreciate your website,
and I now have both the Canon 4000 and Epson 2450. I am having a concern
with the epson because it des not seem to me to be much better than the
1650, and I know that you had a different result. I've tried raising the
film level, with no results that I can discern. As with the 1650 the results
are very good with 6x7 images and not good at all with 6x4.5. I'm strongly
considering returning the one I have and trying a new one.
By the way, I really appreciated
your ideas on the color space issue, especially turning off the monitor
calibration in PWP, which was a big improvement.
Concord, CA USA - Tuesday, September
10, 2002 at 19:24:55 (CDT)
Thanks for all your info.
I just starting out doing old photo repairing and your info has been very
valuable to me. Thank you again for sharing your experience and information.
Canyon Country, CA USA - Tuesday,
September 10, 2002 at 13:40:41 (CDT)
Norman- what a great resource,
I'll know I'll be making many visits to your site. thank you.
Billings, MT - Tuesday, September
10, 2002 at 13:08:29 (CDT)
I have read your tutorials
on image sharpness and I have found them very interesting: they improved
my knowledge on digital imaging very much. Thank you for sharing this material
on the Web! I put a link to your Web site on a page on my site, where some
recent digital pictures of mine are included (my images are quite common
and I think they can be of interest just for the people I share some activities
Turin, Italy - Monday, September 09,
2002 at 16:21:14 (CDT)
A very interesting and well
written webpage. Lots of good stuff to digest.
LA, CA USA - Monday, September 09,
2002 at 13:30:35 (CDT)
very beautyful site
ans, belgique - Monday, September
09, 2002 at 05:21:00 (CDT)
Extremely helpful and informative.
Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire UK -
Sunday, September 08, 2002 at 10:35:20 (CDT)
Thanks for the wonderful
informative site you have put together for the rest of us.
Alexandria, Virginia USA - Sunday,
September 08, 2002 at 07:33:38 (CDT)
Cool site. We need technical
information and original ideas. Just throwing money at problems is not
Chicago, IL USA - Saturday, September
07, 2002 at 14:11:42 (CDT)
Thank you Norman, You are
a very generous person, providing this huge amout of very scentific photographic
informations, and all free of charge. good luck.
Isfahan, Isfahan Iran - Friday, September
06, 2002 at 13:49:41 (CDT)
I just came across your
site. I can see many hours ahead of me learning from your experience. Thank
you in advance.
Shingle Springs, CA USA - Friday,
September 06, 2002 at 01:46:14 (CDT)
read your impressions of
Delhi, Delhi India - Monday, September
02, 2002 at 15:03:51 (CDT)
was a Navy photographer,
very usefull site to me now
- Sunday, September 01, 2002 at 17:13:11
Wonderful site with very
practical information. BTW, I had everything calibrated "just right" when
I needed to upgrade my video card. When I recalibrated I could not longer
find the image GammaRGB.gif, which I had used before.
Michael Cieslak <mjcieslak at ameritech
- Tuesday, August 27, 2002 at 20:59:37
Found your site most informative
and useful. I'm researching film scanners at present and have found many
sites give contradictory info on the same scanners, whereas your reviews
are scientific and objective. Thanks.
Blackpool, Lancashire UK - Tuesday,
August 27, 2002 at 19:52:00 (CDT)
Very nice, very informative
and very accurate. Thanks for providing me with great learning material
Slovenia - Monday, August 26, 2002
at 12:21:37 (CDT)
A very useful site. Thanks
for the effort
ft. collins, co - Friday, August 23,
2002 at 10:53:06 (CDT)
My second visit. Just starting
my 57th year of photography teaching and at the age of 82 have gone overboard
completely for the digital production of prints etc. Like one of your other
guests ( probably most of them) I have a lot to learn but your excellent
site will keep me going for the foreseeable future.
Well done and thank you! Ron Smith
Crewe, Cheshire England - Wednesday,
August 21, 2002 at 17:43:26 (CDT)
What a great site but what
a lot to learn, especially for an old greybeard like me!! More visits will
be needed. Many thanks, Alan.
Alan Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Crediton, Devon England - Sunday,
August 18, 2002 at 04:43:18 (CDT)
While I am a digital imagining
instructor at a local Vocational Art Shool (and Adobe Certified Expert)
— I still believe I have a lot to learn. Hopefully, this site will assist
me in becoming a better teacher.
Westminster, Colorado Jefferson -
Saturday, August 17, 2002 at 17:07:30 (CDT)
First time here, I know
I'll be coming back many times
Bloomingdale, ILL USA - Saturday,
August 17, 2002 at 08:52:07 (CDT)
Wonderful site. I am just
beginning to read and enjoy different partsof it. Have a lot of 35mm gear
and have wondered about film vs. Digital etc.. The Info on your site should
help immensely to understand all this further. Thanx.
Subhash Tiwari <email@example.com>
Palm Harbor, Fl. USA - Friday, August
16, 2002 at 05:51:15 (CDT)
Norman, what a wonderful,informative..and
literate site. Your discourse on MTF and resolution is fascinating. I recently
e-mailed a US site regarding the factors that determine bromide paper resolution.
Try finding that in a textbook! It took them a month to come up with a
considered response. What say you? I will now settle down and soak up some
digital info. from this great site.
Cambridge, Cambs UK - Wednesday, August
14, 2002 at 07:56:53 (CDT)
Your web site is wonderful.
Having the Fuji S2 for two weeks, I am now going completely digital except
for indoor sports photography (slow sync 125). I have experimented and
printed from 72 dpi to 2800 dpi and I can see the difference between 320
dpi and 720 dpi; however, I can not see any difference between 720 dpi
and 2800 dpi. Thanks again for all the wonderful information. You should
write a book. I would buy it.
Wheaton, MD USA - Wednesday, August
14, 2002 at 07:35:13 (CDT)
I have been visiting your
web site on and off for several months now. Thank you for the in depth
tutorials on scanning and digital photography. I have just finished matching
my monitor to my printer. What a difference! Not realizing that my monitor
and printer needed matching, I was considering getting a different printer.
I am now getting outstanding results from my current printer on cheap paper.
Thanks for the outstanding web site. I still have a lot to learn and will
be visiting your site again.
Glenn Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Rochester, MN - Tuesday, August 13,
2002 at 08:16:24 (CDT)
As someone with a degree
in physics, who turned to work with computers, and found myself unexpectedly
having lots of time on my hands in 2001, I also turned to photography,
my old hobby.
My interests are mostly life and
"street" shooting, however the relevance and quality of your (generally
applicable) explanations cannot be overestimated. Such level sites are
not too common on the Net.
Do not know, how many others would
consider a book with this information useful, but I would not hesitate
to buy it, especially if real CCD characteristics as well as film is described
(and printers, monitors etc.) Might become a standard handbook, who knows?
Michael Bond <email@example.com>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Monday, August
12, 2002 at 12:08:27 (CDT)
First time visiting..Almost
given up on getting my inkjet to print color accurate photograph taken
with my digital camera until I stumble on your wonderful site..It will
be keeping me busy experimenting the coming weeks. Great Job.
Seong Tatt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Singapore, Singapore - Sunday, August
11, 2002 at 11:03:02 (CDT)
Just found this site as
a result of a mention in Amateur Photographer. Looks an excellent site
from which to learn about digital imaging in all its aspects.
Donald Monk <email@example.com>
United Kingdom - Sunday, August 11,
2002 at 07:03:48 (CDT)
As the oldest beginner I
cant believe my good fortune in finding this site.A key to some light in
my darkness.Thank you.
Glasgow, Strathclyde Scotland - Saturday,
August 10, 2002 at 17:38:12 (CDT)
have 60yes of 35mm &
medium format B&W & Color & a 700s Gateway Computer,60yrs of
my taking film, darkroom with the B&W. My goal=organize em scan them,
refine them, print them,sell some and enjoy them.Your writings have given
me confidence to do just that. Thank you! Charlie McC.
Sanibel, Fla. USA - Thursday, August
08, 2002 at 17:40:48 (CDT)
Thanks for the tips --RB
New York USA - Thursday, August 08,
2002 at 16:19:45 (CDT)
Thank you for these fine
Photography & Vacuum tube audio pages!
Espoo, Finland - Thursday, August
08, 2002 at 12:05:20 (CDT)
Wonderful images; thank
Malcolm Turner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Pelham, Alabamer USA - Wednesday,
August 07, 2002 at 21:48:58 (CDT)
Wow! Lots of useful information
here; enough to make your brain sore.
Saint Paul, MN USA - Wednesday, August
07, 2002 at 16:33:33 (CDT)
Congratulations on a wonderfull
Site, take a bow!
- Tuesday, August 06, 2002 at 11:18:50
Ravenshead, Nottingham, UK - Monday,
August 05, 2002 at 07:46:37 (CDT)
Great Site. The scanner
reviews are just what I was looking for.
Hollywood, CA USA - Sunday, August
04, 2002 at 11:09:43 (CDT)
Dereham, Norfolk United Kingdom -
Saturday, August 03, 2002 at 00:55:03 (CDT)
(with valuable links too.)
Cape Town, South Africa - Friday,
August 02, 2002 at 05:15:08 (CDT)
I find your site most informative
and enjoyable. You explain the complex in a simple and straightforward
manner. Keep up the good work!
ST PETERSBURG, FL US - Thursday, August
01, 2002 at 13:49:27 (CDT)
Outstanding! Technical information
- enough to satisfy the most demanding photographer. Thank you. Gerry
Gerry Young <email@example.com>
Calgary, Alberta Canada - Tuesday,
July 30, 2002 at 12:16:03 (CDT)
Norman, my son, Dennis,
put me onto your site. Your photos are superb. I will admit I didn't teach
my son all he knows about photography!
- Sunday, July 28, 2002 at 15:53:25
I'm A painter(artist) just
now coming out of the stone age according to my freinds,so I have every
thing to learn about about anything electronic.I hit on your site while
surfing. Very interesting.
Phillip T. Hunter
watertown, New York Jefferson - Saturday,
July 27, 2002 at 18:18:09 (CDT)
Easy to navigate, and I
found what I was looking for. Thank's.
Tunbridge Wells, uk UK - Friday, July
26, 2002 at 03:55:52 (CDT)
Very nice and informative
Seattle, WA US - Friday, July 19,
2002 at 17:52:36 (CDT)
Looking forward to exploring
your site,tripped over it by accident. Remembering buying my first summicron
lens from you in Pa. way back in the 70's. Best regards to an old frien
who i learned so much from. Bill Groff
Bill Groff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
winter park, fl usa - Tuesday, July
16, 2002 at 17:27:41 (CDT)
I am working on a web-site.
I am going to calibrate my monitor and printer using your method. Thanks
for all of the excellent information on your site.
Manassas, VA USA - Monday, July 15,
2002 at 16:20:23 (CDT)
on a great website.
I enjoyed browsing through the
myriad of practical information you have assembled.
Lawrencville, NJ USA - Monday, July
15, 2002 at 11:36:41 (CDT)
My compliments for you photos
especially for the panoramics, and your excelllent website
Caracas, Venezuela - Sunday, July
14, 2002 at 21:54:24 (CDT)
considerating going back
to a modern slr and scanning and printing.I have A canon G2 but....
Bob Carpenter <fRDVIC85@AOL.COM>
Anacortes, Wa. USA - Thursday, July
11, 2002 at 16:22:58 (CDT)
Got to your site thru a
photo.net comment and link. Enjoyed tutorials. I've ben taking snaps all
my life (long life). Just beginningto educate myself on real phototgraphic
technique, etc. Still working so findin opportunities for good photography
is tough (time is the problem. Sites such as yours is a blessing. Thanks.
Pleasant Valley, NY USA - Tuesday,
July 09, 2002 at 18:53:16 (CDT)
Thanks for the review on
the epson 2450. I am an emerging photographer and currently use a Nikon
CoolscanIV. I'm in need of a scanner for med. format and after all the
tremendous reviews I've read, how can I not afford this flatbed at $400.
Thanks again, and nice panoramics!
Franklin, MA usa - Monday, July 08,
2002 at 23:44:16 (CDT)
Excellent photo site Norman,
I really enjoyed it. Brought back good memories of my six month stay in
Colorado (Fort Collins).
R. Freed <email@example.com>
State College, PA USA - Monday, July
08, 2002 at 19:39:28 (CDT)
Norman, excellent Website.
Just I started to read the MTF part.
Before, I was happy
that I had found the sin(x)/x function
as the weight
function for the scanning process
"average + sample",
following principles of signal
processing (good book
by Samuel Stearns).
Now I see, that this has to be
corrected by a
power 2 to 4 ....
I am also impressed by the accuracy
of the explanation
for Nyquist. I would add perhaps,
that , IMO, finite
pieces of arbitrary signals are
unless they start and end rather
soft (as forced by
a von Hann window).
Best regards --Gernot Hoffmann
Emden, Germany - Sunday, June 30,
2002 at 11:07:45 (CDT)
Hi, my compliments for your
Please visit my website sometime
to see my photos?
Best regards from Tom.
Jutte < send@NOSPAMdolfijn.nl>
Zeist, The Netherlands - Saturday,
June 29, 2002 at 23:32:15 (CDT)
Thank you very much for
your excellent website! The information given there is interesting and
valuable for all those who try to make better photos.
Heinola, Finland - Friday, June 21,
2002 at 06:14:48 (CDT)
Your comments about the
CanoScanFS4000US are very much appreciated.Excellent. I do understand now
my own observations. Thank you very much.
Werner Schittenhelm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Faellanden, Switzerland - Friday,
June 21, 2002 at 02:28:24 (CDT)
Thank you very much for
a wonderful website. I shall refer to it often.
Springfield, Oregon USA - Wednesday,
June 19, 2002 at 18:51:47 (CDT)
Really like your site, I
will be back.
State College, PA US - Wednesday,
June 19, 2002 at 14:54:47 (CDT)
This is a wonderful "tutorial"
I have bookmarked the site and will share it with all of my friends. I
am not a stranger to photography but am new with digital. I have much to
learn but have much enthusiasm for the trip. Dale
Robert D. McGee <
Hamilton, Ohio USA - Sunday, June
16, 2002 at 09:36:42 (CDT)
to all that enjoy photography! Thank you!!!
Marty Melanson <email@example.com>
moncton, N.B. canada - Friday, June
14, 2002 at 07:37:27 (CDT)
Quite superb website Norman.
Nick Moore <firstname.lastname@example.org>
London, England - Thursday, June 13,
2002 at 03:23:16 (CDT)
Hello Norm. I couldn't get
the e_mail link to work, so I thought I would try this one. This has got
to be one of the most interesting and beautiful web pages I have ever seen.
I copied the words from Peter Yarrow's lyrics. Drop me a line. Robert
Robert Kost <email@example.com>
Minneapolis, MN USA - Tuesday, June
11, 2002 at 14:15:30 (CDT)
Thanks for your thorough
work. I'll enjoy tackling some of these complexities... Tony.
Tony Hancock <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bridgewater, NJ USA - Sunday, June
09, 2002 at 13:19:08 (CDT)
I found your great site
via google search on FS4000. A great site full of layers of info that increase
in complexity the deeper one probes! The internet makes the remoteness
of Tasmania irrelevant in the quest for knowledge. Keep up the good work,
Best wishes from Tassie!
Donny Cameron <email@example.com>
Evandale, Tasmania Australia - Saturday,
June 08, 2002 at 23:59:49 (CDT)
La più completa esposizione
vista da me sul web. Un testo per imparare. Grazie
Alberto Forcheri <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Torino, Italy - Saturday, June 08,
2002 at 03:43:10 (CDT)
Hi Norman, Thanks a lot
for your usefull articles. They are great and I came across them while
looking for information on ink-jet printing and matting. I just spent an
hour reading some of your writings that I printed out today - not finished
yet. They will certainly help me making much more out of my lots of slides
waiting to be processed.
And for shure: Your images are excellent.
I like a lot your more recent panorama work.
Have a good time, Philippe
Philippe Wiget <
Switzerland - Friday, June 07, 2002
at 15:47:44 (CDT)
Gerald Vanderwerff <email@example.com>
Bothell, WA USA - Sunday, June 02,
2002 at 03:06:13 (CDT)
Great site. A lot of work
and it shows. Very informative and usefull too.
Sean Fendt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Strasburg, CO USA - Saturday, June
01, 2002 at 22:32:20 (CDT)
From shooting budding roses
as I walked the streets leading to Denver as a young boy stationed at Lowry
AFB, to now a much older man walking the trails at Pt. Lobos, near Carmel
and re-discovering nature's beauty as seen through the lens of my Sony
F-707. Thank you Mr. Koren for everything you write. I have just recently
"discovered" you and spend a part of each day trying to absorb all the
fundamentals of which you write! Thank you so much for attempting to encapsulate
just a small fragment of which you know...God Bless, Ron Kondler
Ron Kondler <email@example.com>
Carmel, California U.S.A. - Thursday,
May 30, 2002 at 21:19:21 (CDT)
It was pleasure finding
your website. I'm a comercial photographer in Fresno, California. If you
ever decide you want to visit yosemite or sequoia national park, drop me
a line I would love to show you around. I do lots of comercial work to
pay the bills, but the true pasion is taking my Mamiya 6 on hikes and trips
throughout california. Once those velvia slides are developed, enlarging
them to 40x40 inches on Fuji Supergloss type R become the ultimate high.
Well the lab I used in S.F. was capable of doing prints up to 48x48 but
with the advent of the inkjet printer, the owner saw the writing on the
wall and sold out. The only labs I can find now can only print up to 30
inches wide. Pro color in seattle can do 48 on the Ilford papaer. So I've
been force to explore the digital domain. Most of my comercial work is
now done withe the Olympus E-10. So now it's time to figure out what to
do with all the medium format equipment I have. What to do with over 5,000
Velvia 6x6 slides, and waht to do with my pentax 67 600mm f4. Your articles
are very well writen. And having a background in computer science and math
makes reading them enjoyable.
The question becomes: Would a Hassleblad
be worth $50 just like an IBM selectric typewriter 5 years down the line
Khaled Alkotob <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fresno, CA - Sunday, May 26, 2002
at 12:58:18 (CDT)
Excellent website. Thank
you for your hard work!
Dacheng Liu <email@example.com>
Tallahassee, FL - Monday, May 20,
2002 at 15:18:15 (CDT
Amazing! An unbelievable
and unvaluable sorce of info and links. Great Job! Francesco
Francesco Svelto <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wilmington, DE USA - Friday, May 10,
2002 at 21:12:24 (CDT)
Dear Norman, I've got into
your wonderful site via a link from somewhere and I've discovered beautiful
photos and a number of incredibly useful tips and information which have
been of great help for me in better understanding digital imaging (a new
world I am discovering after many years in classical, chemical photography)and
driving my purchases. Really thanks a lot for your unvaluable help
torino, italy - Thursday, May 09,
2002 at 10:37:16 (CDT)
THANK YOU! I really dunno
what i could say more...
Paris, - France - Monday, May 06,
2002 at 07:47:02 (CDT)
great photos! just found
your site thru a link from colorfast paper. i will return
paul weber <email@example.com>
mukwonago, wi usa - Sunday, April
28, 2002 at 18:25:16 (CDT)
Hi Norman Thank you for
a very interesting site, I'm sure it will take me ages to take in all the
information you offer,I have had a crack at Photography a few times over
the years, but Digital Cameras has given me renewed interest and the ability
to take hundreds of photos in an afternoon at no cost (till i decide to
print)This is my first visit to your site and am amazed at the wealth of
information here to help others enjoy Photography as much as you do. Thank
you for you time.
M.Baylis G1GSK <firstname.lastname@example.org>
East Sussex United Kingdom - Saturday,
April 27, 2002 at 02:34:04 (CDT)
i have been visitng your
site for about 7 months now, since i came across it in a link on - i think
- luminous landscape. it is great! thank you for all the work you have
put into it and thank you a million times for helping my learning curve
on what is still the arcane subject of digital imaging.
i purchased PW Pro as a result of
your urging, and i am very happy with it, although i am still learning
how to use it. i have gotten a bit better, and i just purchased the Epson
2450 (based on your recommendations) to start getting serious about inputting
my own work and editing it. it just arrived the other day - and since i
have no scaning skills whatsoever, i am slugging my way through before
getting my first scan. hopefuly this weekend i will get one done. (work
unfortunately gets in the way.) once i figure out some things, i would
love to be able to contact you with a few questions.
again, a million thanks for all
you have done. you are an invaluable resource.
mark w jordan <MARKJORDAN@prodigy.net>
walnut creek, CA - Thursday, April
25, 2002 at 17:28:12 (CDT)
Thank you for taking the
time to share your knowledge with the rest of us! Great site. I guess that
should be very valuable site!
Kenneth Hawkins <email@example.com>
Cleveland, OH USA - Tuesday, April
23, 2002 at 12:02:39 (CDT
Hans Fiala <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Scarborough, Qld Australia - Friday,
April 12, 2002 at 19:50:29 (CDT)
What a great site, educational,
informative and entertaining. Thanks
Jed M Best <email@example.com>
New York, NY USA - Friday, April 12,
2002 at 14:11:29 (CDT)
What a greay web, site.
Just about anything a person needs to know about digital photography is
there. I'm sure I'll return to it many times in the future. Thanks for
creating this and the price is right.
N. Dalae Weitzel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Columbia, Missouri U,S.A. - Friday,
April 12, 2002 at 00:35:59 (CDT)
Hi, Norman! I spent almost
an entire night at your website. It is great. tons of info. I have been
looking for for a long time.I am very new in this photography world. The
time I really started was when I was living in CO. After I purchased an
Olympus C3000, I started to shot more. I used to work for Qwest. Since
they always keep me busy so I couldn't do too much. Last year right after
911, I moved back with my family in Sydney. As I can't find an IT job here,
I put more time into photography. I just setup a website to put my work
together.Almost all the pictures I took were from my recent backpacking
trip in Australia. I have some back in CO but no much. I really like to
have advises from you if you have time to stop by my site. Also, I will
spend more time to read through your website. I am sure I will have lots
of questions and I have to bug you in the future.
Thanks a lot for putting all these
useful knowledge together to share. I am looking forward to hearing back
Meadowbank, New South Walse Australia
- Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 08:24:47 (CDT)
Very well done ,an asset
to the web and the photographic industry
Waldoboro, Maine USA - Thursday, April
04, 2002 at 19:23:43 (CST)