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    My Digitizing Tools article

    I just published an article about the tools I use to digitize my film. I shoot medium format, 6x17 and 4x5" film. I do not shoot 135 film much anymore (maybe one roll every two years), but I am digitizing my archive of 135 films as well. In a couple of weeks I will follow up with an article on how I use these tools. If you are interested in learning how to digitize your film, these articles will be informative and an easy read (I promise).

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    Re: My Digitizing Tools article

    Nice solution.

    Do you have any issues with negative sag using a glassless 4x5 carrier?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Goldstein View Post
    Nice solution.

    Do you have any issues with negative sag using a glassless 4x5 carrier?
    Not with 4x5 lately, but have had issues with 6x17 film. My 4x5 film sits in Print File pages in binders for a couple of weeks or more until I digitize it. I started doing this to make sure it flattens out. When I used enlargers years ago, if the film was subjected to heat from the enlarger, it was not always flat. The joys of working with film.

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    Re: My Digitizing Tools article

    Thanks for the article — great website, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Calwell View Post
    Thanks for the article — great website, too.
    Thank you Ben!

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    Nice write-up and system! For bigger film, you can use a sheet of anti-Newton glass or P99 acrylic under the negative, and then just place a mask on top. For very curly film you can use a sandwich of anti-Newton glass/acrylic. That's how my Cezanne works, and it's capable of a true 6000 spi.

    I recommend silicone sticky rollers to clean film. They work really well! https://www.amazon.com/Record-Cleani...4366988&sr=8-2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter De Smidt View Post
    I recommend silicone sticky rollers to clean film.
    +1 on the rollers--I bought one on Peter's recommendation and it seems to work great.

    Otherwise, a great article--looking forward to Part II. (FWIW, I'd be interested in checking out the Flickr group if you happen to list it.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CreationBear View Post
    +1 on the rollers--I bought one on Peter's recommendation and it seems to work great.

    Otherwise, a great article--looking forward to Part II. (FWIW, I'd be interested in checking out the Flickr group if you happen to list it.)

    Sounds like a great solution for cleaning negatives.

    How long do the rollers last? And can they be cleaned or must they be replaced.

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    Hi Sandy, You wash the dust off after use, and then they can be reused. I've been using mine for about 6 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter De Smidt View Post
    Hi Sandy, You wash the dust off after use, and then they can be reused. I've been using mine for about 6 months.
    Thanks Peter,

    I just ordered a pair of the rollers.

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