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View Poll Results: How do you scan your 35mm B&W film?
I use a flatbed scanner - i.e. Epson V750 photo scanner 274 35.35%
I use a dedicated 35mm scanner - i.e. a Nikon Coolscan V 324 41.81%
I use a dedicated multi-format film scanner - i.e. a Nikon Coolscan 9000 77 9.94%
I use a professional scanner - i.e. drum scanner 25 3.23%
I send mine away to be scanned 48 6.19%
I don't care - I wet print! 27 3.48%
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Old 04-19-2017   #281
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Ok thanks for the help guys, here's my first old neg scanned with my Sony A7RII, converted in lightroom.
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Old 04-19-2017   #282
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Ok thanks for the help guys, here's my first old neg scanned with my Sony A7RII, converted in lightroom.
Looks good to me. How do u feel about it?
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I voted dedicated film scanner when this thread first opened but have changed to a V600 with my renewed interest in film.
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Old 04-20-2017   #284
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I don't know why anyone would buy a scanner if they have a decent digi cam. I'm getting better results using my D750 + macro lens than from a pro lab using Noritsu or Frontier machines.

Arista 400 film, DSLR scan:



It also takes me about 15 secs per image.

For mf film, I just take a couple of shots and use the merge function in LR :



Plus there is none of that 'scanning is an art' required. Take shot of the film, done. Then process in LR etc. The way you would with any image.
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Does it require any special attachments? I know it can be done but hadn't a clue how and I know how to make the scanner work. As an aside, I got rid of my macro lens for my DSLR. Other than the time involved I'm pleased with the results and wasn't with what I got from a Lab.
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Nikon D750 DSLR + macro lens , then..

1/ If scanning 35mm film, I use the Nikon ES-1 slide duplicator with a film holder.
Illuminated with a slave flash, camera pointing directly at it.

With that I got this:



2/ If scanning 120/220 film, same camera and lens, but I use a copy stand and light pad. With that I got this:



If you have any decent digital camera you can do this. Using the 35mm slide copier it takes me about 10-15 secs to take a shot . So I can do a roll of film in about 10 minutes. Using the copy stand, as there are 8-15 shots per roll (depending on whether it is 6x9, 6x6, 6x4.5) I can do a roll in 3-5 minutes.
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Yup, I just reverse (I use LR) then play with the tone curves the way I would would with any image. As it is a reversed image, they go the opposite direction!
You can do one for the first image on that film, then save it as a preset so your next ones will just need a tiny tweek.

If you do colour negs it is the same thing BUT the most important bit is to use the eye dropper to set the white balance before you reverse. C41 films have a serious orange base and this removes it in an instant. I've seen online tutorials that say to set the WB manually to as cold (blue) as possible to counteract this but they are so wrong, as then your shot will be blue. Just use the dropper when u process.

Your Sony's resolution is something like 7400x4400, which is far higher than a lab scan. Plus the Sony's sensor has incredible DR. Use it.
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Does it require any special attachments? I know it can be done but hadn't a clue how and I know how to make the scanner work. As an aside, I got rid of my macro lens for my DSLR. Other than the time involved I'm pleased with the results and wasn't with what I got from a Lab.
See above.

Film holder available here. Scroll down until you see Nikon ES-1

http://www.negative-solutions.com/assets/inventory.pdf
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Looks good to me. How do u feel about it?
I'm happy with the results.
Here are a couple more.


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Isn't it nice to realize you don't need a scanner at all?


Portra 400 scanned w/ DLSR



What is interesting is the DSLR shows developing marks from inconsistent agitation on this image! That's how much detail it captures.
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Arghhh.....Nikon ES-1 not compatible with my 105 Macro D FX according to Nikon website.
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Arghhh.....Nikon ES-1 not compatible with my 105 Macro D FX according to Nikon website.
The ES-1 uses a 52mm filter thread, same as your lens. Not sure why the ES-1 wouldn't work. Hmm.
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Cheap (50) scanner from Maplin- quite adequate for websites or emails. The wall of shame I print properly.
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See above.

Film holder available here. Scroll down until you see Nikon ES-1

http://www.negative-solutions.com/assets/inventory.pdf
It appears to be this item on Ebay. I think I'll give it a try with an ES-1.

Seems like it would be pretty easy to make using a plastic slide holder.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/35-mm-film-h...-/282536658890
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Old 06-30-2017   #293
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V850 works well for me. I'm using SF 8.8.0r9. Still learning how to use it, but so far with one roll of Acros 100, I like it.
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