I have recently purchased a Jenoptik JS21 slide/film scanner in an attempt to get some of my aviation photographs included on this site. I'm new to this hobby so I expect results to be less than optimal early on but I am really disappointed with the results so far with the slide scanner.
What I need more than anything is a recommended procedure for scanning a slide, such as best resolution, when to scale, when (if ever) to sharpen the image, etc, etc.
I see other pictures and they are all sharper and more colourful than my efforts. Now I appreciate that is in part due to the relative experience but given a well exposed slide I would expect to be able to get a high quality image onto my PC. What I find is graininess, lack of definition, washed out colours - all sorts really, even when the slide looks fine (ok, it is very small in the viewer and this might account for something).
I would welcome any suggestions. Some of my scans are hmmmmmmm, ok, but others are really a bit naff! They are on my website if you care to critique them and I would welcome any comments.