How do you scan 120 film?
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    How do you scan 120 film?

    by Busiboy » Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:33 am

    I know some of you are still working with film and 120 even, how do you scan it? I have a traditional flatbed scanner, but can do film, I looked at a few of the cheaper film scanners but most don't accommodate 120.

    I don't need super high quality, but nice quality would be good.

    If anyone has any recommendations or tips it would be greatly appreciated, I have 5 rolls here and I think at what I have paid for sub standard scanning previously I can easily afford the new scanner instead.
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    by mowog » Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:28 pm

    An Epson V700 has holders for 120 film
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    by Ken182 » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:36 pm

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    by Doug » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:09 pm

    I had someone do these for me on a Epson 2400. Not sure how recent that model is but the results looked good as 60mb .tiff files

    Shown here at 60 kb

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    by Ken182 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:07 am

    They look great Doug, the lake with snow capped mountain comes up a bit magenta on my monitor, but that could be my work monitor and not your scan
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    by Doug » Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:28 am

    They look great Doug, the lake with snow capped mountain comes up a bit magenta on my monitor, but that could be my work monitor and not your scan


    Thanks.
    You are quite right, most were acceptable as is, so I had not got round to doing any tweaks or dust spot fixing.
    Here is a quick play with it in lightroom and an other one of the scanned images.
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    by Ken182 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:11 am

    very nice Doug
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    by beeb » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:44 am

    Doug wrote:Image


    Out of curiousity Doug, whereabouts was this picture taken? Stunning location.
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    by Doug » Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:22 pm

    The location is Lake Ohau and like the rest of them in the South Island of NZ.

    I had a Bronica ETRS 6x4.5 from about 30 yrs ago (still have but not in use) and would go touring in my holidays taking landscape photos mostly travelling by motor bike.

    Its a very diverse and photogenic country, fun times.

    I'm now Adelaide based and only shoot digital these days.

    The other locations are: further along the beach from the Moeraki Boulders

    and the bush ones are the Catlin's area near the bottom of the South Island.
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    by beeb » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:37 pm

    Thanks Doug.

    I was thinking (going from the tree) it looked almost Australian, but couldn't place where it'd be - I was thinking maybe somewhere in Tassie around Lake St. Claire region.

    Thanks for the info though, certainly does look like a spectacular place to visit and your shots have conveyed it well... :wink:
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    by Ken182 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:13 pm

    Doug wrote:
    I'm now Adelaide based and only shoot digital these days.



    So what's shakin' in Adelaide these days Doug, I was there until 4 years ago when I moved to London
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    by Doug » Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:29 pm

    So what's shakin' in Adelaide these days Doug, I was there until 4 years ago when I moved to London


    Well I have lived here for 15 yrs and it still feels the same, the rate of change is gradual but it sneaks up on you if you cast your mind back that long.

    I have been in my current job in manufacturing for 5 yrs travelling from home in Flagstaff hill to Wingfield and in that time South road going under Anzac highway is done.
    The Southern express way has been done as an alternating one way system and work is now starting on a second parallel express way to make it a proper two way.
    The grandly named South road superway is well under way http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r0OV16QaNo it passes over Grand Junction road.
    I don't remember last going into the city centre but I believe there is a lot refurbishment for city living.
    Mitsubishi factory closed its doors.
    Marion has its aquatic centre now.
    The desalination plant is supposed to be well under way.

    Not much that rocks my world but progress all the same.

    I bet London is humming with the Olympics coming up.

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