Film Scanning

35mm negative digitising using the pixl-latr

pixl-latr Review – A Film Scanning Gadget for Someone Who Hates Gadgets – By Nick Davis

Let me preface this pixl-latr review with a confession that I am spectacularly impatient. I’m not restless, and I’m not in an unreasonable hurry. Those things are sort of incompatible with shooting film, right? If a task takes time, that’s fine. But I have no patience waiting for something that I don’t need to wait for. I don’t mind me slowing me down, but something else slowing me down will very quickly find itself in the bin.

Peggy's Cove harbor scene

For Quick Film Scans, Try an Olympus C-8080WZ!

An old friend recently asked if I could digitize some 35mm slides of a coastal Maine motel her family once owned. She’d researched the commercial cost of scanning, and before biting that bullet, wanted to see what I could do.

I immediately pulled my Olympus C-8080 WZ (Wide Zoom) bridge camera off the shelf. It takes superb “Super Macros” and my friend only wanted to email the scans to relatives. The camera’s 8-megapixel files would be more than enough for that, and I ran some quick tests. It proved excellent for quickly and easily digitizing film… and my friend loved the results!

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.

Finished Image

Using a Mobile Phone And a Free App To Scan Negatives – By George Griffin

When I first got back into analogue photography back in 2015, the biggest problem for me was how do I get these analogue images into a digital format to post on either a blog, Flickr or Instagram. Yes, I could get the lab I was sending to, to scan the images but this was costly and also there may only be half-a-dozen images that are worth scanning plus I was developing my own B & W and so that needed to be scanned at home.

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