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very large and which may therefore also be used in the printing
sector. In order to keep quality loss to a minimum, the images are saved in Photoshop with the highest jpg
resolution. The photos were taken with a Nikon F100 single-lens reflex camera using Elite Chrome 200 slide film
up to May 2011, when this was discontinued requiring a change to Kodak
Professional Elite Chrome 100.
Now Professional Elite Chrome 100 is no longer available either, since it was retired by Kodak in March 2012. So the slide film currently used is Fujichrome Daylight Provia 100F Professional. This is a medium speed professional quality daylight-type colour reversal film with ultrafine grain.
From summer 2014: the photos of amphorae were taken with a digital camera in resolution 1600x1200 and 1600x1067 pixels .
The Nikon F100 used is a single lens reflex 35mm film camera which some
experts have judged to be the best film camera ever developed. With an
autofocus system based on 5 areas, it offers centre-weighted metering
and spot metering, and 4 exposure modes: Programme, Shutter Priority,
Aperture Priority and Manual. This camera has 3D multi-sensor balanced
fill-flash, to narrow the range of contrast within a scene. 22 functions
have a custom-setting facility. Various zoom lenses were used in taking
these photos, with a Nikon Micro 60mm used for close-up shots. This lens
features Nikon’s Close-Range Correction system and is good for close-ups
to 0.22m (0.6ft). The Micro 60mm has an aperture range from f/32 to
f/2.8 and Nikon’s Super Integrated Coating to minimize flare and give
good colour balance. The transparencies were scanned and retouching with
Photoshop was limited to removing dust and some tonal-range corrections.
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