A couple of weeks ago, the CAMERADACTYL Mongoose was launched on Kickstarter – it is a product designed to automate and speed up the process of digitisation of 35mm film with a digital camera. It’s a funny looking box of tricks, that’s for sure – but is it any good?
Scanners & Digitisation Devices
Photographic film scanner and digitisation device reviews – Once you have taken your film photo, in this modern world, it is often the case that you might want to digitise your photos to show them off on the internet. Below you will find a few reviews of products that aid in this process. If you would like to know a little more about the theory and various practices, you can find more information in this section of the website about workflow.
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“I would like to buy you a new film scanner for your birthday,” my wife says concernedly from the couch. I am crouched over my 15-year-old Epson flatbed, a $10 purchase from Goodwill, a machine that I bought without thinking and that frustrates me to no end. I have been wrestling with it for hours, trying to get a sharp scan, and my wife is concerned for my sanity.
I’ve had my Noritsu LS-1100 for nearly a year, yet after all this time I’m only just beginning to scan with it. To say it’s been a bit of a rocky road would be an understatement! But, now I have it working, and I’m just beginning to get an idea of the potential this thing has… well, it’s safe to say, I think it’s been worth it!
At the end of the week before last I shared my first few black & white scans from my newly functioning Noritsu LS-1100. The next step was to share some thoughts about the process of getting the damned scanned up and running… Unfortunately I then went on to have a bit of a manic week. Actually, ‘bit’ and ‘manic’ aren’t really the words, it was totally chaotic!