A problem digitising film

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bharathmsk Regular Member • Posts: 162
Excess light / mask stray light?

neilt3 wrote:

Looks like a sensor reflection of the rear element of your lens caused by flair .

It's probably caused by the excess light from your light panel surrounding the negative .

Mask off around the negative with some cardboard and that should cure it .

The contrast of the negative will also improve .

@Barry Duggan, I am going through the same recently, although in my case it’s an Olympus lens and purple colored haze/glare. Like @neilt3 points out, I masked off the rest of the light source around the negative (E.g. using opaque cardboard and tape ), and the issue is gone.

You can also check if this glare is the reason for the issue faced, by hovering your hands around the lens masking stray/excess light from the light box entering the lens. In my case, I was able to clearly see a restoration of contrast through the viewfinder as I did this.

Cheers and good luck digitizing!

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