How do you scan your negatives?



  • Hi everyone. I just wanted to share a resource found on the web. I've been looking for a perfect way to scan my negatives. I've tried even photographing them with a digital camera in a shoe-box with a flashlight, then I got a transparency scanner. I wasn't satisfied with the results of the software that came with the scanner, so I started searching.
    I found this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h5Vrs52im8
    Right now, I adapted that workflow to my own needs and when I'll have the time, I'll write a post with my exact steps in scanning negatives. Also if there's someone interested, I could write a post about the shoe-box method.



  • i was used to send my rolls to the lab and get them scanned till i started using a lot of black and white, slide and expired film, i was living in México City and the labs only accepted Colour film... so i started developing on my own and found that the scanning part was missing i took my camera and started to do some ghetto scanning using my bathroom window, then i found a cheap scanner for 35mm and MF (Pacific Image MF Scanner) and i was very pleased with the 35mm scan but the MF option is horrible (very poor resolution) so i se the back light from the scanner to semi ghetto scan my MF negatives.

    But then i started shotting 4x5 slide and black and withe and i think that it is a sin to ghetto scan that so i'm thinking in get a Epson Perfection V700 but it costs too much for my hobbist butget



  • The first 3 are ghetto scans the last one is a 35mm scan
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  • @surrealcrow
    They look pretty ok. If you have a digital camera and a flash unit you can create a "scanner" from an ordinary card box. I used to scan my negatives like that. I think I still have the box. When I get home, i'll post a picture of it.



  • Hello,
    I use my X10 which has a super macro position. By placing the camera on the lens hood I'm at a good distance to focus on the film.

    Some pictures of my method on a Flickr album



  • I wet scan all of my negatives using an Epson V750, LUMINA Scanning Fluid, and SilverFast. The scans I get are as good and many times much better than what I used to get from the lab. http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2016/11/wet-scanning-your-film/



  • @Thierry-Mézenge is there enough light to scan like that? Can you show some color results?



  • @63alfred said in How do you scan your negatives?:

    I wet scan all of my negatives using an Epson V750, LUMINA Scanning Fluid, and SilverFast. The scans I get are as good and many times much better than what I used to get from the lab. http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2016/11/wet-scanning-your-film/

    That's a big read! But thanks for this, will read it! Is really that much difference between dry and wet scans?


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