"Cheap" flatbed works better with negatives than slides

Discussion in 'Photography' started by richardsfault, Jun 26, 2004.

  1. I have been using an HP-3970 to scan color slides, B&W negatives, and
    color negatives.

    It seems to do OK with negatives, but has problems with the darker
    parts of slides. Dark areas are full of lines and green noise

    The negative inversion works well with Kodacolor negatives and not so
    well with Fujicolor, which has a pinker mask, at least my 1979-era

    B&W negatives work best when scanned as slides and inverted in

    Is all this to be expected?

    Hopefully I will be in the market soon for a dedicated film scanner
    like the Minolta Dimage IV.

    Numerous examples of my scans can be seen in



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    richardsfault, Jun 26, 2004
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    Mike Kohary Guest

    On a cheap scanner, yes. :)

    Mike Kohary, Jun 26, 2004
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