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    3rd scan

    I think Im getting better.This is from a neg that Id almost given up on and this is the best result Ive ever had.Lars I think the difficulties I had before were from putting the neg in the holder the wrong way round,Im green enough to think it would not make any difference but there must have been some sort of internal reflections off the surface as it scans fine when put in the correct way.

    this is a 35mm tri x neg rated at 1250asa taken using an olympus om1
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    Re: 3rd scan

    Looks very good to me!
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    Re: 3rd scan

    Thanks Jack,Im really enjoying myself,all a bit of a revelation this digital world,all the best,Neil.

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    Re: 3rd scan

    Lovely Tones.....
    Like it !!

    I just got a 1968 /M4
    and no nothing re: scanning / etc

    Any tips for me Neil.....
    Best-H

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    Re: 3rd scan

    Hi Helen,love to be able to help you (and will if I can)but Ive just started myself.Im using a minolta dimage 5400 mk1 scanner which as far as I could discover is the best for silver based b&w film.Even set on auto(easy scan)it gives great results & Im now finding that if you tune the scanner in to the negative you can dig more information out.
    If your starting with film you could try one of the cn base films,kodak 400cn or ilford xp2,as Im told they are easier to scan.Type in one of the film names into flicker search and see if you like the look of them,all the best,Neil.

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    Re: 3rd scan

    It's good to keep in mind that when scanning negs you are really doing two operations in one step: Scanning and negative conversion.

    If you are new to scanning then perhaps it's good to practice the scanning part first, using some slides? Scanning slides have the advantage of giving you comparable visual feedback, whereas with negs it's really an interpretation of what's on film.

    Then when you feel confident that you handle the mechanical part of seating the film properly, keeping dust and glare in under control, and setting analog gain, exposure, etc., it is time to move on to scanning negs.
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    Re: 3rd scan

    Thank You Neil & Lars......

    My film of Choice at the Moment
    NEOPAN 1600 / 'Film Noir'
    Tri X 400

    Will look into Scanners sooooon
    Thanx
    Best-H

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    Helen, how do you like the m4? I want to buy an M film in the near future that is not too expensive to use mainly with 35mm & 21. Can you scan b&w negatives?

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