Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Best way to scan this irregular negative on V750?

  1. #1
    Florida
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    FL, USA
    Posts
    67

    Best way to scan this irregular negative on V750?

    My sister picked up an old slide that she wanted me to scan, so she could have it printed out as a poster. It's from one of the older oddball (to me, anyways) LF sizes, it looks to measure about 9cm x 7.5cm (it's hard to tell exactly because it's mounted and has a border around it). It appears to be a hand-colored B&W negative from the 1930's.

    What's the best way to go about this? I have access to a V750 at work, but I've never tried a slide behind glass. I was thinking about taking it out of the mount to make sure I'm not getting any glare, reflection, or other image degradation from the glass, but I don't think I'd be able to get it back in nicely, and I'm not sure how the hand-coloring will hold up. Thoughts?

  2. #2

    Re: Best way to scan this irregular negative on V750?

    Have you tried scanning it as a positive using "film area guide" yet? I would also check the "Color Restoration" box in EpsonScan. You shouldn't have any problems scanning this, it should be very straight forward. I see no reason to dismount it. If you have any problems you are welcome to email me directly with questions: creating digitization workflows for historical materials is my day job.

  3. #3
    Florida
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    FL, USA
    Posts
    67

    Re: Best way to scan this irregular negative on V750?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Moore View Post
    Have you tried scanning it as a positive using "film area guide" yet? I would also check the "Color Restoration" box in EpsonScan. You shouldn't have any problems scanning this, it should be very straight forward. I see no reason to dismount it. If you have any problems you are welcome to email me directly with questions: creating digitization workflows for historical materials is my day job.
    Thanks, I'll give it a try! What do you recommend for cleaning the glass of the slide off?

  4. #4
    jp's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    4,522

    Re: Best way to scan this irregular negative on V750?

    Just clean it like a lens. A couple drops in the middle, swirl outward with the cleaning cloth.

Similar Threads

  1. Using an Epson v750 to scan 5x7
    By r.e. in forum Digital Hardware
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 9-Jan-2010, 15:17
  2. bad scratch on negative
    By Don Wallace in forum Darkroom: Film, Processing & Printing
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 22-Sep-2006, 05:54
  3. Negative holders for home-made horizontal 4x5 and 8x10 enlarger
    By Emil Ems in forum Darkroom: Equipment
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 8-Oct-1998, 12:03
  4. making an enlarged negative
    By doc in forum Darkroom: Film, Processing & Printing
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 2-Oct-1998, 15:51

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •