Epson Perfection 2450 Photo - How to scan 120 negs?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Chris, Aug 9, 2005.

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    Chris Guest

    How do you scan 120 negs on the Epson Perfection 2450 Photo scanner?

    It comes with several plastic holders for negs of different formats
    and it is obvious to me how to use all of them except one, namely the
    holder for 120 negs.

    The others all have a slot to slide the film into - but, in the case of
    the 120 holder, there isn't a slot - and I can't see how it is supposed
    to be used.

    I would be very grateful and appreciative if anyone could throw any
    light on this.
    Chris, Aug 9, 2005
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    Ken Weitzel Guest

    Hi Chris...

    I just had a reply to a message I posted in .scanners
    related to a Silverfast problem I'm having, and this
    was part of the sig...

    Hope it's helpful.

    Take care.

    Ken Weitzel, Aug 9, 2005
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  3. Experience answers...
    Biker2 \(Threadstopper\), Aug 10, 2005
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    Tony H Guest


    There is a slot in the 120 holder, but the real problem is that there
    is inadequate support for the 120 film, and there tends to be quite a
    curl across the frame resulting in poor focus.

    To get round the problem try the following holder from Doug Fisher
    (cheep and effective):
    Tony H, Aug 10, 2005
  5. Just lay the negs on the glass, turn the light on in the lid and scan as

    Slice n dice them up in PhotoShop...
    Biker2 \(threadstopper\), Aug 10, 2005
  6. Try it yourself before you call anybody a twit ...
    Biker2 \(threadstopper\), Aug 10, 2005
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    Tom Ellliott Guest

    After purchasing my Epson 2450 at a Salvation Army Thrift store for $19.50 I
    had to download the drivers and then purchase the plastic film holders. Yes,
    You can scan 120 for the 120 slot is on the same plastic film holder as the
    4x5 with the 120 aperature the size of 645 negs. I do not think there is a
    film holder to hold a few strips of 120 like there is for the 35mm film
    I also have the Spyder2 for the calibration of my monitors (LCD and CRT) the
    2440 scanner and the 1280 inkjet. Finally I have a digital darkroom that is
    equal or even better than my wet darkroom, which I have not used since 1992,
    when Hurrican Andrew blew it away (it has been rebuilt but only used twice.
    Tom Ellliott, Aug 26, 2005
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    Wayne Guest

    I use the 2450 for an occasional 120 scan. (in fact, I am picking up a
    20"x30" print today). The negative slips into a slot on the combined 4x5/
    120 holder. Just do a preview scan, then select a single frame for the
    scan. I forget which side of the negative goes "down"...just check the
    preview to be sure. Works great.

    Wayne, Aug 26, 2005
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