[nikonf4] Re: Scanner Fluid Mounting

  • From: Koichi Mac <nikonf3tmd4@xxxxxxx>
  • To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2010 21:43:24 -0700

        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.

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