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Oct 18, 2016 06:42 |  #4651

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Can i ask how people digitize their film photos? .

I picked one of these up through Adorama, but I'm not sure about their availability now.
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Oct 18, 2016 06:46 |  #4652

annoyingly i also have 120 film to scan so think the only reasonable option (not lots of money) is to go with my camera :-(


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Oct 18, 2016 07:40 |  #4653

urbanfreestyle wrote in post #18160005 (external link)
do you think pretty much any film scanner would be good enough?


What is "good enough" for you is something you have to figure out for yourself. For my uses the Epson V600 is "good enough". If I continue down the path I'm on and make the move to large format/4X5 it won't be good enough anymore.




  
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Oct 18, 2016 07:55 as a reply to  @ Sailor Larry's post |  #4654

fair enough, at this stage i just want to get my photos digitised and edit them on my pc. by using camera raw i have to do all the negative processing etc manually whereas i believe if i use a film scanner they come with software to do it for me?


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Frankly, I'd use a film scanner or an Epson flatbed scanner over the geeky camera contraption. The process is simply more efficient with a scanner.


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Oct 18, 2016 10:16 |  #4656

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do you think pretty much any film scanner would be good enough?

I have been using a Canon CanoScan 9000F II and it has taken over a year to get to grips with consistent results. We discussed in the posts above about digitizing with a DSLR and macro lens. Much more consistent results and easier to work with. Have a look at this... http://petapixel.com …lm-negatives-with-a-dslr/ (external link)

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Oct 18, 2016 10:23 |  #4657

Ballen Photo wrote in post #18160011 (external link)
I picked one of these up through Adorama, but I'm not sure about their availability now.
http://www.adorama.com …2mity.html?disc​ontinued=t (external link)

My Dad got something very similar to this from 7DayShop a while ago. He managed to scan about 2000 images in a couple of days. Here is the link : https://www.amazon.co.​uk …3VKC&coliid=IMQ​3A4DZ7ETQ4 (external link)




  
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Oct 18, 2016 11:22 |  #4658

I use a v600 also and it does a better job with 120 than 35mm. 35mm and the Epson is ok, as said it depends on your needs and expectations. It is also time consuming..

I haven't been shooting much film this year but I have had film developed and scanned by The Darkroom with good results, both formats.

If you do your own processing obviously this is not an option.


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Oct 18, 2016 12:32 |  #4659

thc1979 wrote in post #18160159 (external link)
My Dad got something very similar to this from 7DayShop a while ago. He managed to scan about 2000 images in a couple of days.

He was a busy fellow for a couple days then, eh?
I'm glad I got mine when I did because they have apparently quit selling them? I'm pretty sure you find one if you really wanted one.


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Oct 18, 2016 15:01 |  #4660

thc1979 wrote in post #18160150 (external link)
I have been using a Canon CanoScan 9000F II and it has taken over a year to get to grips with consistent results. We discussed in the posts above about digitizing with a DSLR and macro lens. Much more consistent results and easier to work with. Have a look at this... http://petapixel.com …lm-negatives-with-a-dslr/ (external link)

So far I have only got as far as buying the Carrs biscuits (several times)!!!


the only problem with that is if you are shooting colour that's not a colour negative, that got a orange tint to it then you have to set the white balance to it. or just convert it to b&W


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Oct 19, 2016 02:35 |  #4661

Well so far i have only 2 rolls of 120 and 1 roll of 35 developed. so not really a lot to do. just looking to the future to see what would be best. What about store scanning? anyone used that before?


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Oct 19, 2016 06:52 |  #4662

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What about store scanning? anyone used that before?

That is certainly an option. I have done this before several times. If you do this, you have to make sure they understand that you want full rez scans copied to a CD.
I remember getting a CD full of images once that were no more than thumbnails. Totally unusable. This one was done at a photography specific store where I thought they would know better. :rolleyes:


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Oct 19, 2016 07:00 as a reply to  @ Ballen Photo's post |  #4663

Thanks, i think i might do with for now until i can save up for a decent flatbed scanner
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Oct 19, 2016 08:41 |  #4664

Ballen Photo wrote in post #18160948 (external link)
That is certainly an option. I have done this before several times. If you do this, you have to make sure they understand that you want full rez scans copied to a CD.
I remember getting a CD full of images once that were no more than thumbnails. Totally unusable. This one was done at a photography specific store where I thought they would know better. :rolleyes:

I had the same thing happen a couple of years ago. I went to a photo processor locally and that is what they did. Never went back. The guy was bragging to me about the high tech scanning equipment they have, blah, blah, blah.

Switched to The Darkroom, much better!!


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Oct 19, 2016 19:02 as a reply to  @ edmidlifecrisis's post |  #4665

Do you do the standard or enhanced scans? I have my v550 and I'm not too happy on the scans of color film. Black and white is fine, but the colors are always kind of "blah", and not anything like what I see from other scans of the same film. $11 for develop and scanned is awesome, but if the included ones are less than one megapixel then I'm gonna have to pass. Still $15 isn't too bad.


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