An alternative to scanning


I’m not at all happy with the results I get with my old scanner with negatives, so I’m trying an alternative – photographing the negs. The back light is a very cheap lightbox, very powerful and very even. I’ve used the negative holders from the scanner to hold the negs flat. Results so far are encouraging – much quicker, and better quality. It’s also cheaper than having the negs scanned commercially, and I can get a faster turnaround by processing the film myself and then scanning this way. I’ll try some 120 and 127 film too, and also experiment with colour neg film.

About Mike Hessey

I'm a BOF (Boring Old Fellow) and MOS (Miserable Old Soul) whose main interests are photography, cycling, walking and computers. Regrettably recent problems with my legs, back and heart have reduced the cycling and walking.
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