EPSON launches benchmark flatbed film and photo scanners.
This to replace the top V700/V750 scanners. It is good to see that EPSON continues to invest in that field. Now we shall see if the quality on small medium like 35mm film is up to the expectations, but it is not like there is plenty of choice since Nikon bricked their expensive CoolScan by abandoning the low quality software that came with it – low quality because it didn’t run on more modern OS, at least on MacOS.
Time will tell.
Scanning Film Negatives With A DSLR – A Maker’s Guide by DIY photography.
Right now I can get higher resolution and better image quality that what street labs give you on CD.
It is not just a matter of photographing the film with a digital camera. There is must much work behind the scene, and given the price and rarity of film scanner, and the performance of even high end flatbed scan with film support like Epson V600 and V700, it might be worth it. I have always thought I good do it that way, but never went the extra effort to actually do it properly. It is probably way easier with black and white.
Remember, slide duplication was done that way, albeit with a specialised duplication film that had some very specific characteristics.
When I build one of these rigs, I’ll let you know.