- You don't have to fuss with scanner settings for each individual image (Just set gain and base colour on an unexposed part of the negative once per roll)
- You can extract and save all the information that the scanner can provide in a standardized archival form
- Fits into Lightroom's non destructive workflow so reprocessing does not degrade the scan.
- Merges your film and digital workflow
- You can make and apply your own colour profiles, curves, fx and other post processes as many times as you want
- You start out with a RAW file that has more information and less noise then a conventional tiff scan with some curves applied during the scanning phase
New note on Vuescan/Epson V500 here.
For Pixel PeekersHave a look at this example of 35mm Nikon FMn2 105mm hand held street portrait on HP5 film developed in Xtol + Rodinal and scanned on my Plustek 7400
|Original scan from the Plustek B&W scanned as a 48 bit tiff|
|1:1 with some slight sharpening in post|
Lomography DigitaLIZAI have to give the Lomography DigitaLIZA 120 Format film holder a 4 out of five rating compared to the epson holder 2.4/5 rating. It's so much better for keeping curly film flat. It's also easy to load the film.
- For the digitiliza make up a template that you can place on your scanner bed to make it easy to align the Digitaliza with the scanner bed (I made mine out of a stiff cardboard looks like a thick L) be careful not to cover the calibration area of the scanner
- I use a rocket blower rather then canned air to blow any dust off the negative.
- A pair of silk inner liner gloves (from a sports or outdoor shop) are much better then cotton gloves for handling negatives