Black and White negative scanner?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by TK2K, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. TK2K macrumors 6502

    TK2K

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    Hey,
    I have a darkroom i've been building, and I'm looking for an inexpensive black and white negitive scanner for tri-x 100 film. I'm lookin for some recommendations.
     
  2. pdxflint macrumors 68020

    pdxflint

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    Tri-X as far as I know has always been 400ASA for 35mm and 320ASA for larger format... I've pushed it to as high as 1600 via development times... and it held together pretty well under the circumstances. Plus-X was 125ASA. Did Kodak make a new version of Tri-X?

    Any negative scanner will scan b/w negs. It's a bit trickier since you don't get to use Digital ICE to hide dirt and scratches, so make sure your negs are real clean. If necessary, rewash them in clean water, photoflow them and dry in a dust-free closet...

    Since you have a darkroom, I'm guessing you have an enlarger for printing, right? That may be the best way - print your b/w negs full-frame on an 8x10 paper, then scan on a good flatbed scanner. In my experience for b/w it's easier to get good tonal values that way, as long as the print has them...
     

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