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John Jarosz
27-Mar-2015, 08:37
What are some good sources of how-to information for scanning transparencies (4x5 & 6x6 ) and B&W negatives (4x5 & 8x10) ? I've looked thru the first 20 pages of this forum and while many good questions are answered, there really weren't any mentions of books or websites that have a complete current datadump or overview on the subject.

I'm just starting with the basics and moving into (relatively) higher quality flat bed scanning. I'm not interested in going off the deep end with minutiae, but just looking for sound basic information. I'm using a cheapo HP G4050 scanner (the Epson V750 is not worth the money to me) mainly for proofing but also for some historical work on old negatives. I haven't fully embraced the all-digital world as of yet. My real love is wet darkroom work.

Or if this has been covered before, just point me.



27-Mar-2015, 08:51
Alex burke has some good info on his blog.

27-Mar-2015, 08:58
Forum member Ken Lee has some good tips:


27-Mar-2015, 09:05
Good video here that will give you a crash course: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLALX1YiVbY

This video also has a lot of good info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWGV35QR314

This video is a bit of an update to the previous: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ifgZjE_GCk

27-Mar-2015, 11:45
If you are running Vuescan, get the Vuescan Bible (http://www.amazon.com/The-VueScan-Bible-Everything-Scanning/dp/1933952695) from Sascha Steinhoff.

John Jarosz
28-Mar-2015, 16:03
Thanks very much. I got some reading and looking to do!