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    Epson V850 Perfection ,Will it scan 8x10 Film ?

    I have read the answers and they are of no help . Treat this as deleted. I found my answers in threads from 2015 and several other experienced 8x10 photographer's web sites.
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    Re: Epson V850 Perfection ,Will it scan 8x10 Film ?

    Yes it will. I have the previous model v700 and have often scanned 8x10.


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    Re: Epson V850 Perfection ,Will it scan 8x10 Film ?

    It scans 8x10 (and I believe 5x7) with a second scanner lens that doesn't resolve as well as the primary lens. 8x10 film sits on the glass platen. The second lens is used for that film. All the other smaller film sizes like 4x5,120 and 35mm have their own film holders that keep the film a little higher above the glass. The primary lens is used to scan these latter films. I believe the primary lens is glass and the secondary lens is plastic.

    I don't shoot 8x10 or 5x7 so I never compared quality with smaller formats. Of course, due to the large size of 8x10, a less quality scanner lens might not matter much.

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    Re: Epson V850 Perfection ,Will it scan 8x10 Film ?

    Or will I have a better result if I use my Nikon 800E to digitize my 8x10 film? I have the light box already Has anyone tried this?

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    Epson V850 Perfection ,Will it scan 8x10 Film ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Torontoamateur View Post
    Or will I have a better result if I use my Nikon 800E to digitize my 8x10 film? I have the light box already Has anyone tried this?
    It will definitely scan 8x10 and will yield likely more than enough resolution and Dmax for most objectives. A single shot with a D800 won’t even come close unless you use multiple shots to scan different portions of the negative and combine in post. But that requires quite a bit of infrastructure to perform well.

    We should back up. What are you trying to achieve in the end? Then we can talk about the right means to achieve it.

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    Re: Epson V850 Perfection ,Will it scan 8x10 Film ?

    5 x 7 can be scanned with the high res lens in the 750 so I suspect it will be the same story in the 800/850. I was wet mounting 5 x 7 with the so-called mounting station until I got my IQsmart-2

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    Re: Epson V850 Perfection ,Will it scan 8x10 Film ?

    What do I want? Peace on Earth! What will I settle for? A scanned image from 8x10 that can easily and with high quality enlarge 4X or with luck 6X. Any thing more will go to a drum scanner pro.

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    Re: Epson V850 Perfection ,Will it scan 8x10 Film ?

    Make a contact print, then scan that.

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    Re: Epson V850 Perfection ,Will it scan 8x10 Film ?

    Cant do that with a velvia 50 transparency.

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    Re: Epson V850 Perfection ,Will it scan 8x10 Film ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Torontoamateur View Post
    Cant do that with a velvia 50 transparency.
    Truth!

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