Film Scanner

Plustek OpticFilm 135i Review Part II – Panoramic Film Holder and Investigating ‘Panorama Mode’ – By Bob Janes

Earlier in 2021 I put up a review of the Plustek OpticFilm 135i film scanner. Just recently I’ve been investigating the Panoramic film holder and ‘Panorama mode’ (which you can still use with any of the other holders). Panorama mode is the basis that the very good but slightly unconventional Quickscan Plus bundled software works on. Panorama mode requires a slightly different workflow, but it is one that can be used by third party software as well.

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Plustek OpticFilm 135i 35mm Film Scanner Review – By Bob Janes

I recently found myself in the market for a film scanner. Minolta film scanners have served me well over the years. My current standard is a Dual Scan III, but it does get quite heavy use and is showing signs of age.

Those Scan Duals are good, but too many people know that. Prices have gone through the roof. A basic scanner that used to sell for £40 on Ebay, starts off at £90 and the bids then go through the roof. Film holders for the Scan Elite models are like hens teeth and those who own them know it.

Presto Digitization with the CAMERADACTYL BoopBoop Trigger for mounted slides – By Ethan Moses

I wrote a long year in review article over on EMULSIVE about how I came to this project, how and why it came to be.  This article is just going to stick mostly to the technicals of my newest product, the BoopBoop Trigger, what it does, how it works, and how to use it in a larger setup to scan  a mountain of mounted slides in a minute amount of time.

Noritsu LS-1100 – First Colour Scans

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!

Noritsu LS-1100 – First Black & White Scans

Sometime late spring last year I bought myself a Noritsu LS-1100 scanner. For one reason and another, and another, and a few more, I’ve had a bit of a mare getting it working, but work it now does, and I am at last now getting my first scans out of it.

I’m in the process of writing a post about all the fuss I’ve been through to get it to work, but since it’s been quite a while, I’ve found I’ve had quite a fair bit to say for myself. As such – especially considering how happy I am with the scans I’ve had so far – I thought I’d share some of them in the interim.

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