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Scanning monochrome negatives on Coolscan 5000ED

After scanning slides on my Coolscan 5000 I'm starting on my B&W negatives. I scanned the slides with 16 bit depth and 4X sampling, resulting in file sizes around 115MB. The same settings on B&W result in 50 MB file sizes. Is this overkill? I've tried scanning the B&W at 8 bit depth and 1x sampling, and can't see the difference on the computer screen.

Anyone had experience with this?

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Your killing yourself how big are you going to print this!!! Are you using Vuescan or silverfast for scanning or Nikons util? Stay away from Nikons utility! 2x sample is plenty and turn off ICE for monochrome (it makes a mess of things) but 16 bit yes until you print then go down to 8 after you resize for final print.
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