A Film Scanner Question; Which side dooes the emulsion go ?

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Al Dykes, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. Al Dykes

    Al Dykes Guest

    I've just gotten a used minalota elite film scanner. It works fine,

    I can see the light source and the sensor. Which way should the
    emulsion go? I assume it makes a difference.

    Al Dykes, Sep 2, 2005
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  2. Usually the emulsion (the thing you are imaging) goes towards the sensor.

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
    David J. Littleboy, Sep 2, 2005
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  3. Al Dykes

    Ken Weitzel Guest

    Hi Al...

    I use only a good flatbed. The Epson manual kinda hints
    that they'd like the emulsion farthest from the sensor.

    Experiment shows me that I prefer the emulsion nearest the
    sensor. Suspect that might be because any shadow cast by
    the emulsion will be smaller that way.

    A side effect is that the result is every scan has to be
    mirrored, but not much of a bother. And makes me wonder if
    Epson doesn't recommend the other way so mirroring wouldn't
    be needed.

    Take care.

    Ken Weitzel, Sep 2, 2005
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    ftran999 Guest

    Not sure about the Elite since I have the Dual IV but in my case the film
    goes into the holder emulsion side down.
    Also you may want to check the Minolta website to see if there is a manual
    you can download.
    ftran999, Sep 3, 2005
  5. Al Dykes

    Bob Williams Guest

    Select a slide with writing on it.
    If you insert it incorrectly, the writing will be Backward.
    Bob Williams
    Bob Williams, Sep 3, 2005
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    Bruce Graham Guest

    a definitive answer!
    Bruce Graham, Sep 4, 2005
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