Do you have any opinion on the color restoration aspect of negatives relative to positive? I haven't tried much on negatives still, but seems negatives tend to be more mundane than slides. Epson's way of removing orange mask on negatives sounds a great idea, but still do not know how other aspects of coloration affect as the result. Some negatives have more intense orange than others. Koichi Yasutani - a.k.a. Steve + MP Lakewood, WA U.S.A. 2010 / 11 / 2 21:43 PDT On Nov 2, 2010, at 0536 , Frank Armstrong wrote: > I have no data or knowledge on that. I do know that the Epson Scan software > will automatically sample the orange masking on color negatives and remove > it. No more having to have specific film profiles to get good color from > color negs. A 25-year-old Kodak VPS III neg will scan just as easily as a > new Fuji NPS color neg The V700 seems to handle just about anything I ask it > to. > > On 11/2/2010 1:04 AM, Koichi Mac wrote: >> I think I understand how the fluid mounting of negatives works. I >> think that this is one way to address / minimize the presence of glass plate >> between the scanning material and the sensor which I find ingenious. But I >> have another question on the fluid mounting itself. >> >> Does it, in anyway, enhance the dust / scratch removal of the original? >> Specifically, does it alter or improve the capability of infrared channel >> in reading dust particles which is used to deduct after reading the whole >> image? This has been one sticky point for me because scanning negative is >> trickier than scanning slides and it prompted me to change my plan to wait >> negatives and B&Ws later - so that there might be new technology to do the >> scanning of these medias more easily. Have any input on that? >> >> Test sending this to F4@xxxxxxxxxxx too. >> >> On Oct 27, 2010, at 0502 , Frank Armstrong wrote: >> >>> The only real advantage of fluid mounting is with negatives -- like 8x10 -- >>> that have to be laid directly on the glass of the scanner. It avoids >>> Newton Rings. But I found a way around that one. The "Pro" also comes >>> with a full Silver Fast Pro version of their scanning software, where as >>> the V700 only has Silver Fast Lite. However, I find the Epson Scan to be >>> pretty damned good once you get the hang of it. If you are not scanning >>> anything bigger than 4x5 negs/trannies, you probably wouldn't notice the >>> difference. I use the V700 with complete satisfaction. >>> >>> On 10/26/2010 3:42 PM, Jay Paxton wrote: >>> >>>> I notice that there is a V700 and a V750-M Pro. There is about $200 >>>> difference in the price, but they otherwise seem to be the same or similar >>>> units. >>>> >>>> What is the difference in the pro model, and it that something that most >>>> of us would benefit from? From a cursory look at the Amazon display, I >>>> think the difference may be that the V750-M Pro has a fluid mount >>>> accessory included for negative scanning. Not sure that is something most >>>> of us need. >>>> >>>> What are your thoughts? >>>> >>>> From: >>>> owner-f4@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-f4@xxxxxxxxxxx >>>> ] On Behalf Of Frank Armstrong >>>> Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 2:22 PM >>>> To: >>>> f4@xxxxxxxxxxx >>>> >>>> Subject: Re: scanner deal >>>> >>>> That should have read "without question".... >>>> >>>> On 10/26/2010 11:45 AM, Frank Armstrong wrote: >>>> With question, the best thing on the market for the price is the Epson >>>> V700, period.