Scanning With a Digital Camera – A Brief Rant

I have written before about how I use a Fuji digital camera with a Schneider enlarging lens, a Leitz BEOON copy stand and a Logan light box to “scan” my negatives. And I have, from time to time, participated in online conversations about digital camera “scanning” in general, and my setup in particular. What surprises me in these conversations is how many participants lack both a basic understanding of optics, and the related vocabulary.

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It looks like this might be the end of the line, but the end of the line for what?

I have been holding off doing anything about MacOS 15 Catalina. When it was announced that 32-bit applications would no longer be supported I checked the System Report on the iMac and found no 32-bit applications that I still used. So far, so good. Then, for some reason, I decided I would look at the Epson Support page to make sure the drivers for my scanner and my two printers were updated to MacOS 15, and I got a nasty surprise. Continue reading “It looks like this might be the end of the line, but the end of the line for what?”