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  1. Re: 8x10 Scanning DIY for Epson scanners (v700/v750/v800/v850)

    [QUOTE=Pere Casals;1518112]You should place the Area Guide accessory in the right position on the glass bed:

    195735

    FYI, the 800/850 probably has the newer design which is just a top piece that...
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    Re: V700 Scan line error

    >> it appears to be consistently in the same place on the scan bed.
    It looks like a skip or slip in the scanner transport<<

    You might get lucky and just need to relubricate the rails with a very...
  3. Re: Cleaning underside of glass in Epson V700 scanner?

    >>The hardest part, in my experience, is actually cleaning the room to do it in. <<

    If you have a bathroom large enough to work, give it a good cleaning and wipe-down. Then run a hot shower long...
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    Re: Epson V700 High Resolution lens

    If you allow anything to cover or encroach within the calibration area, it usually causes a bad calibration or lines in a scan. A bad calibration can be anywhere from colors slightly off to very...
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    Re: Epson V700 High Resolution lens

    >>Actually there is a bar you put in the calibration area that triggers the lower resolution lens for film on the scan glass directly. <<

    That bar which mimics the calibration gap found in holders...
  6. Re: Received A3 scanner in the unlocked position. How will I know if it's damaged?

    One further check would be to put the same piece of film in different scanning positions of the film holder and make sure they are pretty much the same. For example, if the holder holds two strips...
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    Re: Epson V700 High Resolution lens

    To sum up since there is conflicting information in some posts here, the fixed focus lenses are changed/selected via the software options Heroique described. The small dots are to alert the software...
  8. Re: betterscanning.com service???

    Yes, we took some time off during the Christmas to New Year period but are back at work now. I believe I have responded to all pending enquiries, but if I missed your enquiry, please contact me...
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    Re: ICE scans image loss

    Epson has regular ICE that is a hardware implementation. It also has a dust and scratch software implementation but that is not related to ICE and usually not as effective/accurate. The Nikon 9000...
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    Re: Epson v700 scanner glass

    As long as your glass plate covers the underside calibration strip, coloring within the glass is usually pretty well compensated for by the scanning software.

    Remember, when cleaning inside your...
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    Re: Epson v700 scanner glass

    I know people who have bought high quality float glass locally and reported it worked fine. You need to find a glass shop who can provide glass without bubbles/scratches/waves. The less green the...
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    Re: V600 cannot scan 4x5 negatives?

    >>Ronsonol instead of Kami fluid<<

    Gamsol is a great substitute for Kami and available at most art stores.

    Doug
  13. Re: Epson Expression 12000XL Photo Scanner experiences?

    Make sure to put the emulsion/matte side of the film down against the glass bed of the scanner to minimize the chance of Newton Rings. If the film has lots of curls and waves, a large piece of...
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    Re: Epson V850 v. Old Aztec Plateau Scanner

    With a scanner that old, you will also want to confirm the interface type to make sure your current PC can attach to it and that the transfer rate is decent. Confirm it comes with software and that...
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    Re: Epson V700 problems

    You have to love simple repairs!

    Just for future reference for people who find this thread and the bulb on their scanner is actually burned out, the following company has been able to provide...
  16. Re: Espon V850 and Better Scanning wet scan holder

    >>I will check this but I don't believe Vuescan has that as an option. <<

    While it sounds like you have solved your issue, for future reference, Vuescan does have this setting although it uses...
  17. Re: Espon V850 and Better Scanning wet scan holder

    Steve -

    Are you sure that you have "film with film holder" selected in the software? This not being set correctly is often the reason for the problem you describe. You have to check this each...
  18. Re: Epson 2450 VueScan - manual focus for scanning 4x5 BW negs?

    Unlike the V7xx and V8xx series, the 2450 only has one lens and it is fix focused. I agree with Ian that Ed should gray out that option for scanner models which are fixed-focus because it leads to...
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    Re: Epson 10000 XL versus Epson V600

    Yes, if you can find a place that can actually provide high quality float glass in the right thickness that is scratch free, nick free and bubble free. You need to be very clear with them upfront...
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    Re: Epson 10000 XL versus Epson V600

    The 10000XL is a great scanner. IF IF IF you can find one for a good price AND in good condition (it may need to be opened up and cleaned) it can make for a great scanner. Definitely better than a...
  21. Re: Help needed to identify film holders for scanner

    The calibration gap size and placement make me think an agfa or microtek scanner (they shared many components for some models and some were just re-rebrands of the other) but it appears those are for...
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    Re: Dur-Lar/Mylar alternatives?

    One thing I would do first is to do a test with the material and your mounting fluid to make sure it doesn't melt the material. Then I would test with an old negative to make sure it doesn't stick...
  23. Re: what's your dust free method for doing 8x10 scans?

    >> How about Mylar sheets? Any affordable alternatives<<

    Duralar. Here are some tips I put up for making your own reasonably priced fluid mounting kit.
    ...
  24. Re: 6400 dpi 4x5 scanning problem, Epson V800 Vuescan

    To accomplish what Jim said, you can scan just a small section of the negative at 6400 and should be able to get that to work. Then just compare that same area from your 3200 ppi scan. That should...
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    Re: Epson V850: better optics, *really*?

    A test of multiple units of new V800, V850 and even thrown in some V750 in good condition would be really interesting to see. I believe the amount of variability between the new units would be...
  26. Re: What flatbed scanner to you recommend for wet plate collidion tintypes?

    There is most likely no appreciable advantage to pay additional for a flatbed with film scanning capabilities if you plan to ONLY scan tintypes and don't have other films to scan. A decent quality...
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    Re: Epson 850 and 8x10 negs

    >>To which scanners does this apply? <<

    V7xx and V8xx series.

    >>In my experience (again with the older 4990), the plane of sharp focus is quite a bit above the platen, around 1-2mm, both for...
  28. Re: Epson V750, Digital ICE, and film larger than 5x7

    FWIW, I have found the usable area for the high resolution lens is approximately 225 mm x 145 mm (8.85" x 5.71").

    Doug
  29. Re: 4x5 scan with x-ray film scanner microtek media-2200

    You aren't going to get a film holder for 4x5 and I don't see anything that gives me the impression its resolution and dmax numbers are any more accurate than other scanners in this class. Maybe I...
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    Re: Epson Scan Size Limit in 48bit mode

    You can call Epson support but I doubt they will be able to solve the issue for you. If you search the archives, this problem has unfortunately been discussed multiple times over a number of years...
  31. Re: Source for wet mounting fluid in Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley

    >> for just over $40.<<

    $40 is awesome. Last time I bought it, Kami wanted around $35 just for shipping a bottle of Kami fluid (not including buying the fluid itself)!

    Doug
  32. Re: Source for wet mounting fluid in Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley

    As I note on my page for economical fluid mounting supplies (http://www.betterscanning.com/scanning/cheapfluidmounting.html), GWJ seemed to have somewhat reasonable shipping prices the last time I...
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    Re: What is FLUID MOUNT Scanning?

    My experience has been with sheets bought from the art supply store. It is branded as Dura-Lar and is also a bi-axially oriented polyester sheet material that was good (make sure you are getting the...
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    Re: Profiling for neutral BW prints

    Have you looked into Quadtone RIP?

    http://www.quadtonerip.com/html/QTRoverview.html

    Doug
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    Re: What is FLUID MOUNT Scanning?

    Just an FYI, many people are now are using Gamsol as a scanning fluid. It is cheap, available at most art stores, avoids hazardous shipping charges and appears from material safety data sheet...
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    Re: Gregtag Macbeth i1pro

    It sounds like it passes the monitor calibration tests just fine, so it should be good enough for that.

    I wonder if a first cleaning step with lens cleaning fluid on the tile and or device's lens...
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    Re: Gregtag Macbeth i1pro

    Does the serial number on the base plate with the tile match the serial number on the scanning unit? Have you tried running the calibration with everything in a basically darkened room to rule out...
  38. Re: Epson Fluid Mount Holder Height Above Glass

    Yes, it can make an appreciable difference. If you had to adjust the height of your other film holders it is highly likely you would benefit from adjusting the height of the mounting station. It...
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    Re: Newton rings on scanned 8x10" negatives

    >>the issue is that on close inspection the scan with the holder actually seems sharper. <<

    The holder image could be sharper because your lens' optimal focus point and film holder height happen...
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    Re: Problems with V700 holder used in V800

    You have switched to 35 mm format in the settings, right? Have you tried turning the thumbnail mode off and tried creating your own marquees?

    Doug
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