Clever idea for scanning film

Moderator: jsachs

jsachs
Posts: 780
Joined: January 22nd, 2009, 11:03 pm

Clever idea for scanning film

Postby jsachs » May 2nd, 2017, 6:25 pm

Jonathan Sachs
Digital Light & Color

Dieter Mayr
Posts: 448
Joined: April 24th, 2009, 11:47 am
What is the make/model of your primary camera?: Nikon D700
Location: Salzburg / Austria

Re: Clever idea for scanning film

Postby Dieter Mayr » May 3rd, 2017, 3:31 am

Very nice idea, thanks for sharing.
I did something similar with medium format negatives my mother has from way back time.
My film scanner is not capable of processing medium format, so I took a white sheet of paper, illuminated it with 2 halogen spots, put a glass plate above it and put the negatives on top of the glass.
My first attempt was with a fuji bridge camera, with I think 6 MP, and later, when I had a DSLR, I did it again with higher resolution.
The negatives were black and white, so the color temp was of no importance at all.
Dieter Mayr

Winfried
Posts: 51
Joined: June 18th, 2010, 4:27 pm
What is the make/model of your primary camera?: Pentax K7

Re: Clever idea for scanning film

Postby Winfried » May 3rd, 2017, 5:13 am

There are many ideas like this in the internet.
Last march I hold an workshop about this topic during the "Eppsteiner Fototage 2017"
Although I own a Canon CanoScan FS4000 US and a Nikon Coolscan LS-V ED I bought the Pentax Film Duplicator (quite pricey).
But no more trouble with interfaces (SCSI) or drivers. :-)
The results depend (naturally) on the quality of the slides/negativs and I found details in the slides, I never recognized before.
Winfried
-----
Windows 7 64bit professional
PWP Pro 64

MarkT
Posts: 83
Joined: April 24th, 2009, 2:07 pm

Re: Clever idea for scanning film

Postby MarkT » May 3rd, 2017, 5:32 pm

Very clever, thanks for sharing. Might I suggest a second sheet of glass, to keep the negatives flat... Great idea for a few old 4x5 negs and positives I've got that the Epson V500 just can't handle.

jsachs
Posts: 780
Joined: January 22nd, 2009, 11:03 pm

Re: Clever idea for scanning film

Postby jsachs » May 3rd, 2017, 5:39 pm

You have to be careful using a second sheet of glass so as to avoid Newton's rings. Better if you secure the film by its edges or from the ends.

Personally, I might use a light box instead of a tablet or monitor as a light source, but not everyone has one.
Jonathan Sachs
Digital Light & Color

Dieter Mayr
Posts: 448
Joined: April 24th, 2009, 11:47 am
What is the make/model of your primary camera?: Nikon D700
Location: Salzburg / Austria

Re: Clever idea for scanning film

Postby Dieter Mayr » May 4th, 2017, 2:32 am

Mark, I have used a pair of rulers put on the borders of the negatives to keep them flat.
I have used steel rulers, but if it isn't too light everything straight will do.
Dieter Mayr


Return to “Picture Window Support”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests