What are you exposing at? I have been shooting mine @ 250 + an Orange filter… Are you doing any post after you scan, Chris? thx
Hmm… Do you see a big difference in scanning as a positive vs a negative? I haven't tried that… I will have to give it a go and see what i get.. Have you done this with color film?I have been exposing at ISO 200, and recently scanning on a Plustek 7600i (There are a couple here that were scanned on my V500 before I got the Plustek.) All but the first couple shots were developed in D76 at home.
For the most part, these are "straight scans" in that I didn't do anything wild to them. Using Silverfast with the Plustek 7600i, my workflow now involves scanning the negative as a positive, inverting in PS and moving the levels until the image looks right. I burned in some detail on some of these, and got rid of dust. The only other post processing trickery is a mild unsharp mask.
I hope this helps.
Hmm… Do you see a big difference in scanning as a positive vs a negative? I haven't tried that… I will have to give it a go and see what i get.. Have you done this with color film?
I don't think you get any better quality scanning as a positive. I just haven't had any luck getting good B&W scans using Silverfast. The negatives always turn out with more contrast than I want and blown highlights. Even though it adds extra steps to the workflow, I get the best scans from that software on B&W scanning as a positive with the highlight and shadow sliders all the way out to the edges, and taking care of the levels myself. I still prefer this to the lower resolution scans that I was getting with the V500.
Silverfast handles color negatives just fine scanned normally.
I may try Vuescan soon, rather than keep this complicated workflow. I'd rather be able to get reasonable results straight from the scanner.
Scanned using Siverfast, Negative, using the Plus-X setting for some Arista Premium 100 (Plus-X). This was the best I could do.
2014-11, Nikon S2, Nikkor 5cm f1.4, Arista Premium 100 - 20 by Chris Bail, on Flickr
Same shot scanned as a positive and inverted in Photoshop. Levels adjusted and burned in the detail that was blown out in the first scan.
2014-11, Nikon S2, Nikkor 5cm f1.4, Arista Premium 100 - 20 b by Chris Bail, on Flickr
I love this shot.This is one of my favorite films. I've started rolling my own after buying a few rolls from Film Photography Project to test it out a while ago. I currently have a 400 foot roll, 50 feet in my bulk loader and 8 rolled into reusable cassettes. In fact, I just realized that I still have a developed roll that I need to scan, so I should have a few more examples in a couple days.
Annecy at night by Chris Bail, on Flickr