Gelling the light source for B&W scanning

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JimKasson
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Re: Gelling the light source for B&W scanning

JimKasson wrote:

With light sources anywhere near D50, when scanning B&W negatives or positives, the green raw channels saturates well before the red and blue ones. It occurred to me that gelling the light source might even this out, and give me a higher SNR in the scans. I've ordered a couple of Rosco Minus Green filters to experiment with.

Has anyone else tried this? If do, did it help?

Here's what a raw histo looks like with no gel.

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