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09-14-2020, 07:43 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by riffraffselbow Quote
as someone who loves his 530 (Super Ikomat A, 6x4.5 70mm f3.5 Tessar), those are definitely just dust on your film. If you're scanning yourself (and scanning color film), you should probably turn on digital ICE, but tbh photoshop's healing tool can absolutely clean these up easily with basically no loss of apparent-detail. Here's a quick pass over your image, one from my Ikonta, and a raw scan (without any healing tool cleanup). The healing tool definitely works better the more detail you have in the image. Beyond that, also if you're scanning yourself, you might want to look into an anti-static brush. they're cheap and very effective at getting dust off negatives and your scanner.


I've also included a self-developed image from my Ikonta and what it looks like with a little cropping, cleanup, and contrast correction. If you're going for a hybrid workflow, use the strengths of the digital side to your advantage!
Very nicely done! Thank you for the tips. I should invest in an anti-static brush!

That roll was not scanned by myself, eventually i'd like to, but am reluctant to pull the trigger on a proper scanner. I have done all digital and all analog in the past, and I'll agree that the hybrid approach provides a lot of valuable benefits.

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QuoteOriginally posted by lesmore49 Quote
I have a Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta B...531. They are very good cameras. Even if you're not happy with it, I would try to resell or just keep it. These are very good cameras. I wouldn't toss it into the 'muck'.
I've been eyeing up a super, maybe one in slightly nicer shape that what I have.

That being said, I still have the camera, i've just been busy, and had fewer opportunities to shoot. Unprecedented times and all...

I am hoping to have the chance to shoot a couple rolls through at the end of the month though, i'll find out if my cleaning work improved the results, or... put holes through the bellows...

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