Anyone tried flatbed scanning film and camera copying?

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Re: Anyone tried flatbed scanning film and camera copying?

sybersitizen wrote:

Raymond Cho wrote:

I've been scanning medium format with my Epson V700. This time I got a light table and used my Nikon D600 with a 90mm Tamron macro lens.

The camera copying is certainly sharper but it seems the flatbed has more tonality this is with slide film. Your thoughts?

I find that to generally be the case ... but you can probably minimize the difference by shooting RAW and working the image in PP.

Or, for slide film, use the camera's built in HDR option, if it has one. I don't think dynamic range is a problem when copying negative films. It certainly is when the film is Velvia.

I have also used labs in the past for scanning ie a Hasselblad Imacon scanner. Overall that's the best I have tried from all 3 methods.

Yeah, an Imacon would be nice to have.

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