The Fun new Problem

See those red marks?  (Of course you do–they’re dang hard to miss).

Look closer–

What do they look like?

Like tiny bolts of lightning, actually.

Believe-it-or-not, they are discharges of static electricity on the film.

This is what happens when you shoot high speed films like Cinestill 800 in dry climates like Alberta.  It typically occurs when one winds the film too quickly.  (And, incidentally, part of the reason why most cinema films have Remjet backing on them, as they move at 30-60 fps through the motion picture camera).

Yay.

A Midsummer Night’s Allergy Season

These were scanned on the Epson V600, because the Opticfilm 120 is now starting to band in the blue channel.  Which means messed-up skies.  Even with different software.

Incidentally, it is now out of warranty.

Oh…and also it is listed as “Discontinued” by B&H.

So…unless you are happy with a flatbed (V800 or 850) or are prepared to fork out for a Flextight (send me one too, please!) your options for MF home scanning are rapidly waning.

(…aaaaaaand now it’s back.  Don’t know what to tell you…Except maybe Caveat Emptor).