Drum Scanning – The Film Photographer’s Ultimate Pursuit

We recently caught up with Daniel Katz, a film photographer hell bent on bringing the medium back into the public eye. We like what he has to say and wanted to share that with you here. This article discusses the merits of drum scanning by explaining different technology used in the process and sharing example film scans.

What is it?

Drum scanning is the ultimate pursuit of quality in the realm of film photography. It is the last scan you will ever need, since there is nothing that will give you the kind of resolution, detail, sharpness, dynamic range, and color rendition that drum scanning can give you.

Image taken in Germany with a Hasselblad 501C, 80mm 2.8 Zeiss CF lens, and Fujichrome Astia 100 reversal film.


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