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Old 03-15-2013, 11:18 AM
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Re: Copying glass negs.

I do like the results from my V700. Still would like to find some masks to use on odd size old negs. I have done 620's on the flat surface of the V700 but from my understanding using holders the correct height could produce even better results. I do have SilverFast but the Epson software seems to do a good job. Biggest size I will be going is probably 8x10 and most will be image size 5x7.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:17 PM
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Re: Copying glass negs.

The problem with just laying a neg on a plastic type substrate is the occasional moiré pattern. Thats one of the reason for holder that keep the neg slightly off the scanner plate.
And yea its a height thing.
I have however found that glass plates are more forgiving. IF you have a problem with glass plates on a scanner consider experimenting scanning them with the emulsion side up and emulsion side down and flipping in PS for best results.
A scanner makes a great camera too. I often shoot objects like plants and flowers directly on the scanner bed or on a piece of glass or plastic protecting the scanner.
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:30 PM
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Re: Copying glass negs.

Glass negs came out fine. Haven't started on the odd size negs yet. Might have to buy an additional plastic and experiment with cutting it up.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:28 PM
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Re: Copying glass negs.

Jim,
Could I send you one or two of my images to get your opinion as to how much I'm leaving on the table with the camera/lightbox method? I understand this would only be conjecture on your part, based on your experience, and not a definitive answer. Thanks,
David Higley (Lelander)

P.S. Have you seen my post in the "Print stuck to glass negative" thread regarding x-ray imaging? I'd be interested in your opinion about this.
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:42 PM
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Re: Copying glass negs.

Sure. And as for your question about x-ray imaging, I can't say. I realize that the silver areas would be denser than the other areas however not sure the density would be enough to make a difference. I also have no access to x-ray equipment so I wouldn't qualify with a knowledgeable answer. X-ray material that i have seen wouldn't make good positives.

Do you have access to x-ray imaging?

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Old 10-14-2013, 12:52 PM
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Re: Copying glass negs.

Your 8x10 adapter -- how does it hold the 5x7 glass plate above the glass of the scanner?

Thanks!
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