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    Re: Converting a 4x5 ccolor negative to digital without a 4x5 scanner

    Have a friend or acquaintance do it.

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    Re: Converting a 4x5 ccolor negative to digital without a 4x5 scanner

    Even easier - forget about it. People have been giving you the easy ways and you seem to be upset at them for trying to help. If you want to drive nails, you need to use a hammer because it gets the job done better and less painfully than pounding it with your left -- well, body part, and if you want to copy a negative, you need something to copy it with.

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    Re: Converting a 4x5 ccolor negative to digital without a 4x5 scanner

    The easy way is the scanner itself.

    Soon, i am planning to use my digital MF for digitalizing my film instead of DSLR 35mm, if some used DSLR and happy with results then i should be more than happy with medium format camera scanning, i hope it can give me almost closer results to X1/X5 or flextight scans, i just need to learn a way to place film frames completely flat on any light source or lightbox.

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    Re: Converting a 4x5 ccolor negative to digital without a 4x5 scanner

    Quote Originally Posted by xkaes View Post
    No, I don't have any Android, Apple, APP or any of this shit.

    I was asking for a SIMPLE, EASY WAY. Apparently there isn't.
    You don't have a scanner.
    You don't have a smartphone with a camera.
    You may have a camera, but find the suggestions given too difficult.
    I think it's time to give up. Maybe try the nice people at Hogwarts?

    The simplest I could come up with is:
    Pick/create any kind of reasonably white and even light source. A piece of baking paper or thin tissue against a window might suffice.
    Hold the negative in front of that, but so that the light source itself (e.g. sheet of paper) is well outside the focal plane of the camera.
    Photograph the negative with any digital camera.
    Import into Photoshop or whatever editor you prefer, invert and adjust curves to get a reasonable image.
    It doesn't get any easier than this without using a scanner. If this is not simple enough, see initial remarks above.
    Last edited by koraks; 3-Jan-2017 at 05:57.

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