Panasonic LUMIX S1R vs Epson V800 scanner | Which is the best way to scan film negatives?
Scanning Negatives with the Panasonic LUMIX S1R better than the Epson V800?
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I would scan colour negs with the scanner, as it has conversion software to deal with the orange mask.
I would scan B&W negs with a high res camera as it is 10x faster. But you do need a macro lens designed to give excellent results at 1:1.
I remember reading some time ago in Eos magazine that Canon recommended a dedicated scanner for negative and slides, rather than using a camers as a duplication system.
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I remember reading some time ago in Eos magazine that Canon recommended a dedicated scanner for negative and slides, rather than using a camera as a duplication system.
That might have been back before we had high resolution sensors. The best Epson scanners resolve about 3500 dpi, and a 40 Megapixel Bayer camera sensor (or a 25 Mpix Foveon) does about the same.
The serious dedicated film scanners are so far as I know all discontinued.
Mounted slides don't do well in a flat-bed scanner, because the thickness of the mounts varies, and thee is no way to critically focus as there is in a camera.
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