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07-09-2011, 05:47 AM   #1
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"Scanning" film with DSLR and macro lens

Does anyone here have a good setup for "scanning" negative film using a Pentax DSLR, marco lens, bellows, and Lightroom/Photoshop? I used to have a Nikon Coolscan but it just wasn't worth keeping for the small quantity of film I shoot. And the Epson flatbed scanners are rather slow.

Would love to see your rig.

07-09-2011, 06:08 AM   #2
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If you only shoot a small amount of film, why would it matter if Epson scanners are slow? My V700 does a fantastic job.
07-09-2011, 08:45 AM   #3
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You may find some inspiration in an earlier thread here:

Including (in all immodesty) a picture of my own setup:

The setup and processing is described in more detail here:

Dias Duplication with a Digital Camera and

Negative Analogue Film Conversion
07-09-2011, 09:54 AM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by shiner Quote
My V700 does a fantastic job.
My Epson 7800 also does a fantastic job...


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I might buy a V700, but I already own a K-5 & figured it might be more economical.

Thanks, Stone G., will check that out!
07-10-2011, 11:04 AM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by joe.penn Quote
My Epson 7800 also does a fantastic job...

Of scanning or PRINTING? Only Epson 7800 I know if is the Epson Stylus Pro 7800 w/ Ultrachrome inks......there's an Epson 7800 scanner as well?


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