Re: scanning 35mm film as a contact sheet

From: Ryuji Suzuki ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/10/04-12:53:07 PM Z
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From: Carmen Lizardo <>
Subject: scanning 35mm film as a contact sheet
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2004 10:58:00 -0700 (PDT)

> i was wondering if anyone knows a way of scanning a
> whole roll 35mm film cut into 6 strips. I would like
> to make digital contact sheets from my negs. (it
> would be great not to have to sep up the darkroom just
> for that) My scanner is the epson perfection 3200, and
> i can only scan two strips at once, it only came with
> 2 film holders. do i have the worng scanner?

My old scanner, Epson Expression 1600 with a light box for
transparency original (I think it was sold as Artist version) I can
scan transparency of the entire scanner area (a bit bigger than legal,
I think). So scanning a whole PrintFile page for proofing is easy,
though I have so many negatives that I didn't file away as I shot and
I mostly go by my mental index and a loupe. (the problem is that
loupe is very fatigue-prone.)

Many newer flatbed scanners have limited size of transparency light
area, often just enough for 4x5's or 5x7's. Old plate sizes are all
but forgotten.

Ryuji Suzuki
"You have to realize that junk is not the problem in and of itself.
Junk is the symptom, not the problem."
(Bob Dylan 1971; source: No Direction Home by Robert Shelton)
Received on Sat Jul 10 12:54:01 2004

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