Scanning negatives

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Bob O'Farrell, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. Bob O'Farrell macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2017
    Im new at flatbed scanning, using a Epson V750 Pro. My particular question centers around how to scan 6.5mm x 10.5mm (2.5 x 4.25 inches) B/W film. I scanned standard & 110mm film for a friend who loved the results so much his mother gave him negatives from 1920-1950. Is there a negative film holder for this size film? Is wet scanning my only alternatives? Any help would be greatly appreciated .....
  2. dwig macrumors 6502a

    Jan 4, 2015
    Key West FL
    There are several approaches. BTW, I'm assuming that your post contains a typo and that the measurements are cm and not mm as implied by your conversion to inches.
    1. Scan directly on the glass using the 8x10 film mask. This will work, but there may be issues with Newton's rings.
    2. Use thin, stiff, black construction paper to create a sandwich "carrier" that has a windows sized for the 65x105mm negs and an outside dimension to fit the v750's 4x5 negative carrier. The paper needs to be thin to avoid focus issues and stiff to avoid sagging.
    I've used both methods to scan old format film that doesn't fit my v700's standard carriers (35mm, 120/620, & 4x5). I prefer method #2, particularly when I have a number of images to scan. I've created L-shaped "extension" sandwiches to fit 116/616 and 112 size negs (roll films larger than 120 & 620, but smaller than 4x5 sheets) into the 4x5 neg carrier. You will have to disable EpsonScan's auto detection of image area and manually select each image as the auto mode assumes modern image sizes appropriate for the carrier it detects.
  3. Bob O'Farrell thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2017
    This is most helpful Thank you so much !

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