Scanning negative films (35 and 120)

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Barry Twycross Veteran Member • Posts: 3,976
Re: Scanning negative films (35 and 120)

D Cox wrote:

You won't get automatic dust removal on B&W silver-based films anyway.

I don't have B&W negs, and very few silver based ones, but I'm sure I had IR dust removal the last time I scanned one, you tell it to scan in colour (I could be wrong here though).

If you have only a few dozen negatives to digitize, then a good film scanner is fine; but if you have a backlog of many thousands to do, then the ten times difference in speed is more than just a convenience.

When I have many thousands to do, I send them out to ScanCafe to do. I use the film scanner to get the best I can out of individual images where I'm going to be spending much longer on the image than just the scanning time, and I can do something else while the scan is happening anyway.

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