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What Is Wrong With This Negative Scan......  
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 59
Posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4108 times:

Whats wrong with this negative scan:


Ignore the scratches. Why is it so spotty? Does anyone have any idea? Is it my scanner? My negative? I don't think its my scanner, because I have had many other negative scans and they turned out great. This was a scanned Kodak Gold 200.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3997 times:

By the way, this shot was taken by my old Olympus Point and shoot camera. Not my new Pentax ZX-7 SLR.


"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineBrownphoto From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 151 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3981 times:

Can you give us more info?

How did you scan it? And what kind of film? Where did you buy the film, and where was it developed?

All of these play a role in your scanning success.


Joe Brown

PS, get a can of compressed air and clean those negs, BEFORE scanning, to keep all the s**t out of your scanner.


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3974 times:

I said the film I used. Kodak Gold 200. It was developed at a Safeway lab. I scanned it, on the regular settings.


"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3971 times:

HAHA! Big grin

SAFEWAY! Big grin


lol..  Big grin


Bo Big grin



Chance favors the prepared mind.
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3960 times:

uuuuhhhhhhh.............


"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3962 times:

Doesn't look it like was scanned with a film scanner? Is this an attempt with scanning the negative on a flatbed with the special attachment?

Michael


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3958 times:

Mikephotos,
From a AGFA SnapScan e50. It has a built in projecting light in the lid. It projects the light while it scans. I know it is not the scanners fault. I have scanned a few personnal negatives, and they turned out FANTASTIC. Also slides always turn out well. I'm just having a little trouble with negatives. I think its the negatives.



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3957 times:

You mean just this particular negative strip you're having problems with? If you have it, take a close look at the negs with a good loupe and see if it's damaged or improperly developed. If you can scan other negs just fine then maybe it's just this strip is bad. Hate to say it but you just might have to forget it and move on.

Michael


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 59
Reply 9, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3940 times:

Yeah, I'm going to move on. I have been able to scan ALL of my non-aviation negatives and they are turning out good. But ALL of my aviation photos are turning out bad! Whats up with that? hehe

Kind regards.



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4022 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3944 times:

Hi BA,

I might suggest you buy a 4x loupe (if you don't already have one) you can find some as cheap as $15-$20 you might want also pickup a lightbox, you can find these starting at $35.00 on up. I say this because the image looks rather soft. With a loupe and a lightbox, you will quickly be able to decern which image is soft and which is sharp. Of course you can use a loupe on negs as well as slides.

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 59
Reply 11, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3936 times:

Thomasphoto60,
Could you give me some more info? I have no idea what these things are. Yes the image is soft. That shot turned out blurry for some reason when I took it. I guess the battery on the camera was low, so it didn't focus too well. Anyways, will this loupe decrease the colored grains/spots and streaks?

Thanks



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3935 times:

A loupe is used to view slides/negatives enlarged. I own a Peak 8x which cost me around $30. Not the best around (some go for $100-$200) but it's one of the best I feel available for the $30 price tag. With the loupe, you can determine if the slide/neg is worth scanning or just needs to be added to your trash bin. A soft slide/neg can be caused by several factors: lens quality, lack of depth-of-field, motion, poor focusing.

If the scanner is having problems with only your airliner shooting (negatives) then its seems there's a problem with your airliner shooting or where you get your airliner negs developed (if it's different than the personal/family negs). A close inspection of the negs should determine which.

Michael


User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4022 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3934 times:

BA,

What, Mike says is correct concerning the loupe, you can usually find the at any camrea store catering to the professional photographer. I use the Schneider line, but these are pricy, I suggest starting off with a Peak as Mike suggested. A lightbox is exactly as it sounds, an illuminated box where you can view slides or negs. They come in a variety of sizes from 4x6 up to 14x17($700.00) light tables. B&H has a 4x6 Tundra light box for $17.95, although I would suggest starting off with an 8x10 for $40.00. Any serious shooter, be they amateur or pro really need these 2 items, in my opinion. Uploading 'soft' images will probably not make it into the database and the fact is the human eye can not pick out the small flaws, such as sharpness or lack there of. Think of all of the time you will save on scanning and editing, when you are able to look through a loupe and determine whether that shot deserves to be added to A.Net's database or into the trash.

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 14, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3921 times:

What's so funny about that? Two of my pictures on a.net were developed at a chemist. And they turned out great.  Smile

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineChris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3920 times:

Im a cheater, ive managed to get away w/o a light box... when i get my photos back, my camera store has a light box on the counter and they let me use that, as well as a 6x loupe... i go through my pics, and with a pen i draw an X in the corner on the slides that are no good, it helps immensly.... also saves me $50 or more....



CHRIS <------- cheap bastard


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 59
Reply 16, posted (13 years 10 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3913 times:

Thanks guys! That UA Dornier 328 shot was taken by my OLD Olympus point and shoot camera. Now I have a Pentax ZX-7 SLR, and results have been much better. But from now on, I will make sure not to have my negatives developed at Wal-Mart!

Kind regards.



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 17, posted (13 years 10 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3896 times:

lol Walmart!
Sorry if any of these humour gave any sort of negative feelings..

But to Thomas and BA,
Large place like Safeway and MOST OF ALL W A L M A R T... must be avoided..

Unless, you find that these places offer good quality prints through experience.. What i mean by that is that youve been using Walmart/safeway for months or years now and overall find that its worthy of a place to go for developing, then stick to it if it makes u happi.
I currently use a shopping center called Superstore to get my prints. and Slides cuz its so cheap..
3 bucks for prints 2 days and 7 bucks for slides 10 days.

ive been doing some study into pro labs and they dont seem to be much different..
Same ol scratches and dust imminent..
But at least Matte prints were introduced to me..
10 bucks.. damm.. for a set of 24s..
so I now stick with superstore..
Walmart was not good cuz they used old chemicals and my picts came out all crappy.. and the film I bought there was also crappy. So I stay away..  Smile
Hope that answers the question thomas,,

Cheers,
Bo.



Chance favors the prepared mind.
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 18, posted (13 years 10 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3881 times:

Yeah, that pretty much answers my question Bo.
(Safeway have some great baguettes though.)  Big thumbs up

Thom@s  Smile



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