Source for good B+W 120 scanning

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by dan_mcclain, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. Hello,
    I haven't been able to find any advice on mail-order scanning of
    medium format film. I'd like to find a shop that does quailty scans
    in both jpg and tiff format. I enjoy printing in my improvised
    darkroom, but I'd also like scans in the 30 MB range, and I can't
    afford a decent scanner that accepts anything but 35mm. Thanks in
    advance for your input.

  2. Dan, good luck, I print my negs then scan the prints on my flatbed because I too do not want to shell out 3 G's on a scanner for mf film. and forget your local fuji or agfa printers the scans are crap unless you can get them to scan as tiffs (I have been told that on a Fuji frontier telling it to output to tiff sets the scan to max res. Where as a normal scan is made for 4x6 or 5x7 reprints.) then they do not fit on one cd and the people who work there either wont do it or do not know how.
  3. Try A and I ( They have their price list online for their various scanning services. I have used them for various things in the past and they have always done a good job.

    - Randy
  4. The CanoScan 9900F (I think the latest one is the 9950F) does 35mm or 120 on a flatbed. It won't be as good as a dedicated negscanner, but the quality is still very good, and it's not too expensive.
  5. I have a drum scanner and I can do them if you are interested send me an email
  6. Dan, when it comes to scanning, the most important thing to consider is whether you will be printing from this digital file. If you are going to print in this manner, I suggest you send your film out to be scanned. There are many to choose from. Some argue that a drum scan is still the only way to go for making digital prints. I couldn't tell you myself. However, if you are scanning for web purposes, a flatbed scanner will do fine. I bought a cheapy Canon 8400F for just over 100 bucks and it does great for this purpose. Mostly I scan prints, as it usually handles this job a little better than film. Also, remember that a flatbed scanner has an easier time scanning medium format film than it does with 35mm.
  7. I have an Azztek Premier, finest drum scanner ever made, I scan medium format at 8,000 dpi,
    give a 1 Gig file. Very reasonable prices. Call or email if interested.

    Lenny Eiger

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