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    Film holders for V750 & 6x17

    Has anyone experience with scanning larger 6x17 film with the Epson V750?

    Just wondering in particular about experiences with the betterscanning.com MF adjustable holder and whether I need to go back to wet mount. It's been a while since I've scanned anything and 4x5 & 6x7 were the largest that I ever processed (wet mount for 4x5). Any issues with film curvature on the V750 with larger 6x17 strips?

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    Re: Film holders for V750 & 6x17

    The biggest MF scans I have done with the standard holders are 6x12 (from my modified Holga 120Pan with a 90mm Angulon attached). Film flatness is touch and go where it curls at the unclamped/unsupported end, but I'm not getting getting soft detail so it is working. It very much depends on the film though. Ilford FP4 lies dead flat for instance, ADOX CHS 50 has a slight curl, and Fuji Neopan is a total nightmare, so you'd probably need the betterscanning holder if your main film has a tendency to curl.

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    Re: Film holders for V750 & 6x17

    Graham,

    I've ordered the MF holder from betterscanning, and with the etched glass insert, should be great for flatness. I've also had good success with the standard holder for 612, but certain films (acros 25) are thin and fussy to mount and keep flat.

    Here's a link to review...


    Product Review: BetterScanning.com Variable Height Mounting Station Michael E. Gordon Photography

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    Re: Film holders for V750 & 6x17

    Thanks all!
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    Re: Film holders for V750 & 6x17

    Wetmount? I haven't used a V750 but wetmounting on a flatbed is very easy (at least compared to a drum scanner).

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    Re: Film holders for V750 & 6x17

    Graham-

    Had a chance to play a little with the betterscanning back for v700/750. First off, the quality of the build is very good. It feels solid and not flimsy at all, and the glass insert tamed my 612 negs right away, and loading film in the channel is so easy! The t-locks are a good idea, but use care when pushing them in, or otherwise they'll wear quicker and not have tight tolerances. There's excellent instructions on their website for adjusting height and general use. Overall, I'm very satisfied, but will compare two images scanned with this and the OEM from Epson.

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