Medium Format Scanner-Testing Doggo

(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.

UPDATE:

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……)

 

Two Versions Again

One is shot with the M6 and Summilux 50 on Portra 400 pushed to 800, and pre-flashed in Rodinal 1:100; the other is shot on the Hasselblad with 8mm extension tube on Portra 800 at box speed.  Not sure why the highlights are so burned on the one…both were shot at the same time, with comparable settings.

PB & J

Sorry for the “messy mouthful” shots, but it was just such a happy moment…

Guessed at exposure and got lucky too.

Mother’s Day

Our tradition of sorts–Mother’s Day on Medium Format.

(Look at this beautiful family I’ve been blessed with!! 😍)

…Now tell me this could have been taken on a Nikon, so I can get on with my life and stop looking at scanners!!