Using IR scans to remove marks from colour slides with Silverfast.

This is just a short post which covers using the Infra Red scanning capabilities of the Epson flat bed scanners to identify and remove marks and dirt from colour slides during scanning. I’ve been scanning quite a lot of slides over the last few weeks for the Found Film site,  and up until a few days ago I’ve just been placing the slides on the scanner in the slide mount, doing a pre-scan to get the framing and then batch […]

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Recovering negatives from found film

Occasionally, when I buy a film camera for my collection, I discover that a previous owner has left a partially exposed film in it. Because of that I now always make sure I check if a camera has a film in before I open the back because it seems such a shame to fog a film without trying to recover some pictures from it. In the past, I’ve sent these ‘discovered again’ lost films off to a lab for development, […]

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Developing colour film using the digibase C41 kit – part 3

This is third and final part of my series on home developing of colour negative film using the digibase C41 kit. In this part I’m going to describe the scanning, final results and look at possible ways I can improve the process for next time. Scanning & Post Processing In the cold light of day I took another look at the negatives to assess how the development had gone. Although I could definitely see images, they seemed to be quite […]

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Film or Digital ?

Over the last 6 to 12 months it’s become more and more frequent that when I go anywhere to take pictures I will take along a film camera as well as my Pentax K5 or Sony Nex 6 digital camera. Because of that I have several instances where I have pictures which have been captured with both a digital sensor and film so I thought  it would be interesting to try to compare the images and see which I find […]

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Pentax Z-1P sample pictures

Last week I received a test film back from development which I’d exposed in my Pentax Z-1P, and tonight I got time to scan them on my Epson v550 photo scanner. This therefore is a post covering the Pentax Z-1P sample pictures. The images suffer from the same basic problems which the negatives I scanned from the Pentax Z-1 suffered – namely poor resolution and very large grain structure, but I put it down to the cheap Agfa Vista+ 200 […]

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Pentax Z-1 pictures scanned with Epson V550

A couple of months ago I picked up a Pentax Z-1 35mm slr and I’ve just received the first film I shot with this camera back from the development lab. Because I’ve recently acquired an epson v550 perfection scanner, I didn’t have these negatives scanned during development, but scanned them myself instead. This post therefore is to show the Pentax Z-1 pictures I obtained. Because my initial tests with the epson scanner had been so encouraging, I was really looking […]

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