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Lomography DigitaLIZA Max

Lomography DigitaLIZA Max Review – By George Griffin

Shortly after my Using a Mobile Phone And a Free App To Scan Negatives article came out in March, Lomography announced they were releasing a new type of scanning device for scanning film, the DigitaLIZA+ and the DigitaLIZA Max.

As someone who now does 99% of their scanning with a mobile phone, I was intrigued by these two new scanning products and pre-ordered the ditiaLIZA Max.

The only difference between the DigitaLIZA+ and Max is that the Max comes with a smartphone copy stand. The DigitaLIZA+ is aimed at people who really only use a DSLR/mirrorless camera and tripod to scan their negatives, whereas the Max gives you the option of a camera or mobile phone because of the included copy stand.

6x9 film holder in use.

Designing a 3D Printed Scanning System for Cut Strip Negatives – By Stuart Jenkins

I’ve designed and 3D printed some film holders that work well with cut strips, and the models are free to download on Thingiverse.

It can be a faff to digitise your negatives with a DSLR and get good results. The negatives need to be held flat, but many people report getting ‘Newton’s rings’ interference patterns when they’re just weighted down directly onto a lightbox. Then there’s the light source itself — it’s hard to get a completely even area of pure white light.

NEWS: ‘VALOI’ Film Holder Coming to Kickstarter Next Week

The new ‘VALOI’ Film Holder is coming to Kickstarter Next Week and there is a newsletter sign-up on the website to get yourself in with a chance of grabbing an early bird here.

Regular readers might have noticed I get a little bit excited about film holders – this is of course because I brought pixl-latr to market, but I also find all advances in this corner of the film photography industry very interesting. The last one I spoke about on here was the Cameradactyl Mongoose which I had a lot of time for because of how much it could automate the process.

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