Well, I've gone and bought a cezanne ft s5500 scanner. Dragged it 700 miles thru snow and sleet, over the appalachian mountains and I hope it was worth it!
I want to make the best sharpest, perhaps not sharpened, scans i can of 4"x5" color negs. This is not covered in the manual. I think i should wet mount but do not know how and whether it is safe on my scanner? Can anyone advise?
I want to make sure my scanner is calibrated for color negs, do I need a transparency test chart?
How can I focus the lens and how do I prevent sharpening and do I want to prevent sharpening and instead do later in photoshop?
Should i make and use a black mask around my negs to reduce light pollution? I print entire neg including border.
Any help would be greatly appreciated