Film Scanning

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A. M. Hughes
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Film Scanning
Mar 20, 2004
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I have been running a small photo restoration business out of my home for the past few years. I’ve been using an old AGFA DUOSCAN T1200 flatbed scanner for the last year or so.

Lately some of my customers have been brining me old negatives and slides of various formats, along with the usual prints. As well, I am attempting to archive my own ( 38 year old) slide and negative collection.

This unit has the capability of scanning film up to 8x10. Results haven’t been too bad when dealing with medium to large film formats. However, 35mm is proving to be a bit of a challenge.

The scanner is slow but for the most part gets the job done.

Are any of you folks using this scanner or one similar and do you have any tricks you’ve discovered over the years?

Do you know of an affordable alternative for scanning film 4x5 and larger?

Thanks for any input you might offer.

A.M.H.

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