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  • Photography (was: PPL These Days)

    From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Zero Reader on Wed Jul 6 15:46:34 2016
    Re: PPL These Days
    By: Zero Reader to Poindexter Fortran on Wed Jul 06 2016 16:34:00

    That's great. I still have all my film cameras and use them from time to time. The main problem is getting the film developed because the labs here in town tend to really mangle it. Hand developing black and white is really the way to go, although I'm out of developer and fixer at the moment.

    I'd be nevrous taking camera film in to be developed these days, because I'm not sure if there are many people who know how to develop film anymore. Also, I don't recall seeing any film development places near me in quite a while. I've been fairly happy with results from digital cameras these days, and I figure if I want prints done, most places will make prints from digital photos.

    A couple years ago, I found that I still had some 35mm photo negatives from some photos I took in 1998. I bought an Epson Perfection V550 photo scanner and scanned my negatives so that I could get higher resolution photos, and a while ago, for fun, I got a printed photo from one of my 35mm scans.. It actually looked fairly nice. I thought it looked a little better than the original developed photo I got in 1998. :P

    Nightfox

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  • From Mojo@VERT/MOJO to Nightfox on Wed Jul 6 21:49:27 2016
    Re: Photography (was: PPL These Days)
    By: Nightfox to Zero Reader on Wed Jul 06 2016 03:46 pm

    A couple years ago, I found that I still had some 35mm photo negatives from some photos I took in 1998. I bought an Epson Perfection V550 photo scanner and scanned my negatives so that I could get higher resolution photos, and a while ago, for fun, I got a printed photo from one of my 35mm scans.. It actually looked fairly nice. I thought it looked a little better than the original developed photo I got in 1998. :P


    Hi Nightfox,
    I got a question in reference to this post you made, this photo scanner does it work similar to a scanner that would be in a scannr, copier, type all in one device?

    The reason I ask this as I have osme negatives of some old photo's I took a long time ago wiht my 35mm camera that I still have and I wonder if I tried to scan then in this HP copier/fax/scanner/printer if it would be to hot and melt the negatives when it tried to scan them?


    Or am I going to have to look into getting myself a photo scanner to do this like what you have... Any suggestion or insight into this would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    Mojo

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Mojo on Wed Jul 6 21:56:27 2016
    Re: Photography (was: PPL These Days)
    By: Mojo to Nightfox on Wed Jul 06 2016 21:49:27

    I bought an Epson
    Perfection V550 photo scanner and scanned my negatives so that I
    could get higher resolution photos, and a while ago, for fun, I got
    a printed photo from one of my 35mm scans.. It actually looked
    fairly nice. I thought it looked a little better than the original
    developed photo I got in 1998. :P

    I got a question in reference to this post you made, this photo scanner does it work similar to a scanner that would be in a scannr, copier, type all in one device?

    The reason I ask this as I have osme negatives of some old photo's I took a long time ago wiht my 35mm camera that I still have and I wonder if I tried to scan then in this HP copier/fax/scanner/printer if it would be to hot and melt the negatives when it tried to scan them?

    Or am I going to have to look into getting myself a photo scanner to do this like what you have... Any suggestion or insight into this would be greatly appreciated.

    I don't think a standard printer/scanner/copier/fax unit would work as well.. I remember trying to scan some 35mm negatives with a regular scanner once, and they didn't look very good. The reason is that those type of scanners light the front of the document while scanning, whereas film negatives need to be lit from the back. Also, this Epson scanner includes some negative holders that will ensure the negatives are held in place. It also includes software that turns the negative images into normal photos and can perform adjustments on them (such as sharpening) to ensure they look good. The scanner also includes a hardware-based feature for removing dust and scratches from the scanned images.. On close inspection, it looks like what it does is scans the surrounding area and fills in a similar color for dust and scratches. If you look close, you can see there was something there, but it still looks better than a scratch or a piece of dust.

    One way I think the negative holders could be improved is if they had some glass or acrylic plates to ensure the negatives stay flat, since negatives will curve sometimes.. Although I suppose such plates would need to be cleaned before each use to ensure they don't have dust on them.

    Nightfox

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  • From DesotoFireflite@VERT/VALHALLA to Nightfox on Thu Jul 7 04:47:24 2016
    Re: Photography (was: PPL These Days)
    By: Nightfox to Zero Reader on Wed Jul 06 2016 03:46 pm

    A couple years ago, I found that I still had some 35mm photo negatives from some photos I took in 1998. I bought an Epson Perfection V550 photo scanner and scanned my negatives so that I could get higher resolution photos, and a while ago, for fun, I got a printed photo from one of my 35mm scans.. It actually looked fairly nice. I thought it looked a little better than the original developed photo I got in 1998. :P

    I wasn't aware you could scan a negative. Is this a special scanner. Do you know if it will scan slides also, as I have hundreds I'd like to scan into my system, but can't find anyone that works with slides.

    Sorry for butting in, but I found the subject interesting.

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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to DesotoFireflite on Thu Jul 7 08:51:11 2016
    Re: Photography (was: PPL These Days)
    By: DesotoFireflite to Nightfox on Thu Jul 07 2016 04:47 am

    I wasn't aware you could scan a negative. Is this a special scanner. Do you know if it will scan slides also, as I have hundreds I'd like to scan into my system, but can't find anyone that works with slides.

    A slide is nothing more than a "positive" negative in a cardboard mount, so the basics are the same. You need to shine a diffuse light through the image and capture the light that comes through. negative scanners just flip the colors after scanning. For a negative you need a mount to hold the negative flat.

    There are some cheap slide/negative scanners out there, and some flatbed scanners come with a slide/negative attachment that is basically a mirrored reflector that goes behind the slide and backlights it.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to DesotoFireflite on Thu Jul 7 20:51:08 2016
    Re: Photography (was: PPL These Days)
    By: DesotoFireflite to Nightfox on Thu Jul 07 2016 04:47:24

    A couple years ago, I found that I still had some 35mm photo
    negatives from some photos I took in 1998. I bought an Epson
    Perfection V550 photo scanner and scanned my negatives so that I
    could get higher resolution photos, and a while ago, for fun, I got
    a printed photo from one of my 35mm scans.. It actually looked
    fairly nice. I thought it looked a little better than the original
    developed photo I got in 1998. :P

    I wasn't aware you could scan a negative. Is this a special scanner. Do you know if it will scan slides also, as I have hundreds I'd like to scan into my system, but can't find anyone that works with slides.

    Yeah, it's a special scanner and can scan both negatives and slides (and normal documents & photos too).

    Nightfox

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  • From DesotoFireflite@VERT/VALHALLA to Nightfox on Fri Jul 8 04:53:15 2016
    Re: Photography (was: PPL These Days)
    By: Nightfox to DesotoFireflite on Thu Jul 07 2016 08:51 pm

    Yeah, it's a special scanner and can scan both negatives and slides (and normal documents & photos too).

    Ahhh, ok, I'll check out wally world here, plus some online sites. Thanks

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  • From Mojo@VERT/MOJO to Nightfox on Fri Jul 8 09:21:11 2016
    Re: Photography (was: PPL These Days)
    By: Nightfox to DesotoFireflite on Thu Jul 07 2016 08:51 pm

    Re: Photography (was: PPL These Days)
    By: DesotoFireflite to Nightfox on Thu Jul 07 2016 04:47:24

    A couple years ago, I found that I still had some 35mm photo
    negatives from some photos I took in 1998. I bought an Epson
    Perfection V550 photo scanner and scanned my negatives so that I
    could get higher resolution photos, and a while ago, for fun, I got
    a printed photo from one of my 35mm scans.. It actually looked
    fairly nice. I thought it looked a little better than the original
    developed photo I got in 1998. :P

    I wasn't aware you could scan a negative. Is this a special scanner.
    Do you know if it will scan slides also, as I have hundreds I'd like
    to scan into my system, but can't find anyone that works with
    slides.

    Yeah, it's a special scanner and can scan both negatives and slides (and normal documents & photos too).

    Hi Nightfox,
    This scanner you have is it still available? I am interested in one and want to look into one that I know someone has used and know works well.

    Thanks
    Mojo

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Mojo on Fri Jul 8 21:53:26 2016
    Ni>>>> A couple years ago, I found that I still had some 35mm photo
    negatives from some photos I took in 1998. I bought an Epson
    Perfection V550 photo scanner and scanned my negatives so that I
    could get higher resolution photos, and a while ago, for fun, I
    got a printed photo from one of my 35mm scans.. It actually looked
    fairly nice. I thought it looked a little better than the original
    developed photo I got in 1998. :P

    Hi Nightfox,
    This scanner you have is it still available? I am interested in one and want to look into one that I know someone has used and know works well.

    I'm not sure, but I imagine it's probably still available to buy somewhere. Epson might have a
    newer model by now too.

    Nightfox

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  • From Mojo@VERT/MOJO to Nightfox on Sat Jul 9 09:46:07 2016
    Re: Photography (was: PPL These Days)
    By: Nightfox to Mojo on Fri Jul 08 2016 09:53 pm

    I'm not sure, but I imagine it's probably still available to buy somewhere. Epson might have a
    newer model by now too.


    Thanks Nightfox,
    I will look inot this on there web site.

    Mojo

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