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September 02, 2008


This works fine for those of you using small format. Large format material is not easy to scan. I use txp320 in 4x5 inch and the grain is no problem whatsoever!

I even convert colour slide film to B&W. Why not?

mmmm film.... I miss my film cameras... They must getting lonely up on that shelf.... BTW, why color neg film instead of slide film? Expense?

So how *do* you scan your sheet film, Mike? Do you have any suggestions for those of us who'd like to give it a try?


In answer to Lou and "YZ," the only reason I don't shoot much color slide film anymore is personal preference. I like to shoot in high contrast lighting situations and the limited dynamic range of transparency films can be a problem if I want to preserve highlight and shadow detail. The dense shadows of transparency films also tend to give scanners fits. Still, if someone were to offer me a few rolls of Fujichrome I certainly wouldn't turn them down.

Well, Gordon, I used to use a HP Scanner with a transparency attachment. It died a death and I can't replace it yet. Nowadays I shoot Pol 54 and 55 along with 2 negatives and scan the Pol print. When Polaroid packs it in I'll probably have to buy an Epson with transparency capability. Otherwise I can take the negative to a pro studio for a drum scan, pay €55 for an unedited scan and work it up in Picture Window Pro, my editor of choice.

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