Every time I shoot the 75 Summicron on B&W film, I wonder why I don’t shoot more often with the 75 Summicron on B&W film.
(or “MFSTD” for short)
Epson V600 with the BetterScanning holder and ANR Glass insert.
Definite increase in sharpness…will try and put some comparisons together.
Here is the same scan performed with SilverFast SE Plus. The film profiling seems to make a slight difference in terms of overall “richness” (And yes, I do know there is a slight difference in exposure. The files are processed in exactly the same manner in LR: Spot removal, Clarity +10, Sharpening +20 with Masking 1)
Basically what I have determined is that the Better Scanning holder gets you consistency, and stability. (It is not a complete “slam dunk” over the stock holder if you have been rigorous about film flatness…) It certainly will not turn your $300 scanner into a $2000 scanner…but it WILL allow you to consistently achieve the best results possible with your V600.
Included below is a comparison scan with the OF120, performed at 2600 DPI (instead of the 3200 DPI from the scans above…) DO NOT click on it if you would like to remain satisfied with the V600.
(Don’t get me wrong…for the cost and ease-of-use, the V600 puts out more than adequate results for small output, and web use. However……)