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[Help] Scanning 35mm Film

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Looking to scan many of my older 35mm photo negatives into a digital format (scanning in the paper versions is not giving me results I'm looking for). Does anyone know of a shop that offers this service in Basel (or Zurich Altstetten-ish)

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Re: Scanning 35mm Film

I don't know a store but I have a negatives scanner attachment on my scanner just for this. You can also get negatives scanners which are smaller and maybe easier to use too.
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Re: Scanning 35mm Film

You can also buy digital camera attachments that enables you to take close-up shots of slides if scanning doesn't work. Seen a few on ebay lately.
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Re: Scanning 35mm Film

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Hi

Looking to scan many of my older 35mm photo negatives into a digital format (scanning in the paper versions is not giving me results I'm looking for). Does anyone know of a shop that offers this service in Basel (or Zurich Altstetten-ish)

Thanks
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Hi Pat

Scanning slides or Negs can be a laborious process especially if you're doing lots of them. I have a pro scanner here but I only use it ocassionally because each slide takes about a minute to scan at the high resolutions that I need to print them at. Also remember that dust is a big problem when scanning from a small image area.

I would suggest fotolabo Club as they did some for a colleague of mine a few years back (http://www.fotolabo.ch) Give their customer service a ring on 021 903 05 05

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Re: Scanning 35mm Film

I've just re-read your message and see that Basel is also a option.

I work in Basel as a photographer and for my slide scans I use AWP which is a professional lab. Give 'em a call on 061 3919 92 19
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Re: Scanning 35mm Film

Hey Pat,

I picked up a Canon 8600F flatbed scanner from STEG for about 300 chf. It's got a slide adaptor and seems to do halfway reasonable scans. It isn't as good as the job you'd get from a good photo shop, but you can check out some of the results here:

http://picasaweb.google.com/greg.vernon/NewZealand1993

It's not too bad a job for the web. Though it certainly isn't perfect.

It does do a better job than the HP slide scanner I borrowed from a friend a few years previous.
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Hey Pat,

I picked up a Canon 8600F flatbed scanner from STEG for about 300 chf. It's got a slide adaptor and seems to do halfway reasonable scans. It isn't as good as the job you'd get from a good photo shop, but you can check out some of the results here:

http://picasaweb.google.com/greg.vernon/NewZealand1993

It's not too bad a job for the web. Though it certainly isn't perfect.

It does do a better job than the HP slide scanner I borrowed from a friend a few years previous.
I know this is off topic but just wanted to say Gregv,,,, big compliment, I'm very impressed!!,,,some fantastic photos in there!!

You have captured much of what S.Island N.Z signifies to me....

You could make a brilliant calendar from those, as in my opinion,your photos are just as good, if not better than the shots that I see in my yearly Christmas present calendar from home....

Do you have more from N.Z? I noted that you have been more than once.....

To get back on topic, if thats what you can do with a 'negative' scanner, I am definitely going to look into it further, I have heaps of negatives that I would like very much, to tweak and print or save on disc,,, this thread has given me some very good tips,,, cheers..

Ros
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Re: Scanning 35mm Film

If the negatives are worth a lot to you, you could pick up a second hand dedicated film scanner for a reasonable price - I bought a Minolta Dimage Scan 5400 for CHF600 a couple of months ago.

These are a couple of scans from slides:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1048/...7d5238b9_o.jpg
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1320/...ed01d0bc_o.jpg
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1311/...02caf5ba_o.jpg

You can add sharpening and adjust colour to your taste after scanning.
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I know this is off topic but just wanted to say Gregv,,,, big compliment, I'm very impressed!!,,,some fantastic photos in there!!

You have captured much of what S.Island N.Z signifies to me....

You could make a brilliant calendar from those, as in my opinion,your photos are just as good, if not better than the shots that I see in my yearly Christmas present calendar from home....

Do you have more from N.Z? I noted that you have been more than once.....

To get back on topic, if thats what you can do with a 'negative' scanner, I am definitely going to look into it further, I have heaps of negatives that I would like very much, to tweak and print or save on disc,,, this thread has given me some very good tips,,, cheers..

Ros
Thanks for the compliments. :-) I've been on holidays to NZ five times. It's a great place. It's one of my favorite places. I keep on meaning to print a few up, but I'm no Craig Potton! ;-) Remember, those pictures on the christmas calendar will be half-tones, so they aren't going to look anywhere near as good as a digitized photo. You can check out the full sized images by clicking on the image. I should look into placing a CC license on them.

These scans were with my CanoScan 8800F _FLATBED_ scanner. I started off scanning them as Photoshop .psd files and then later on I generated JPEG files from them. The scanner comes with various pieces of software, which run on either PC or Mac. The SilverScan software looks interesting, but I haven't used it too much. The default canon software is decent though, and you can change the backlight and do some dust and scratch correction.
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Re: [Help] Scanning 35mm Film

Thanks for all the replies - I have found that cost to be a bit too high at the firms suggested, so have found a nice Epson scanner that can do 35mm film. It may not be the best, but the results have been much better than scanning in the paper version.

Thanks again

Pat
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Re: [Help] Scanning 35mm Film

Pat - would you mind posting an example that shows the quality on the scanner that you purchased; I wouldn't mind giving this a go myself.

Also, just to clarify nksyoon's post: the examples you posted, which were very nice, were scans done from slides and not from strips of film negatives, is that correct?
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Re: [Help] Scanning 35mm Film

I've got a Nikon Coolscan V - it is superb for slides (and probably negs as well, but haven't done many of those). Can't recommend it highly enough!

Most of the pics on pages 7-9 of my Flickr site are scans, as are all the Cuba ones and most of the Malaysia pics:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/samcotton/
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Also, just to clarify nksyoon's post: the examples you posted, which were very nice, were scans done from slides and not from strips of film negatives, is that correct?

Yes, those were slides. Here's one from a negative strip:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1209/...e3ab08ed_o.jpg


This next one was scanned from a 35mm panoramic image on a flat-bed Epson 4990 scanner:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/230/4...0b20c5a8_b.jpg


This one is regular 35mm on the same Epson scanner:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/42/83...1e59d4e2_o.jpg
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