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Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Alan Browne, Sep 16, 2003.

  1. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    On the issue of the Minolta 5400 scan film holders the apertures for the
    film strips that I received with it are:

    36mm and a hair X 24mm less a hair.
    (ISO-43221.102 thin redish blond hair standard).

    The slide apertures are 37mm x 25+ mm...well in excess of the slide
    carrier apertures.


    you had written:

    Yes, that's what I measure with my caliper. It will not allow to scan
    the entire frame plus a bit of the border. But it will almost entirely
    scan the exposed frame itself, at least for the exposed area from my
    EOS-3, which is 23.85x36.05mm, so I only miss 0.2mm in the long
    dimension (or 1/127th of an inch for the metrically challenged ;-) ).
    Slide mount inside dimensions are usually a bit smaller yet (like

    I have no idea where the Minolta numbers in the documentation come from,
    but they are too 'optimistic'.

    Alan Browne, Sep 16, 2003
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  2. Alan Browne

    Julian Guest


    Can you post a full frame scan for me too see the unexposed borders.
    Would help if the pic what mostly light coloured as that would contrast
    well with the black edging

    I currently scan my 35mm and rollieflex slides and negs using a
    epson3200 as I can scan the whole frame.

    If your wondering why I want to scan the unexposed parts of a frame its
    because I want to show viewer that my photos have not been cropped. IMO
    I find there is something amazing about a perfectly framed uncropped

    Julian, Sep 16, 2003
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  3. ;-) similar to my measurements.
    Agreed, but it is the slide mount apertures that matter in the end.

    Happy scanning,
    Bart van der Wolf, Sep 16, 2003
  4. Alan Browne

    Scott Guest

    Julian - I posted a couple of photos here:

    The gorilla, elephant, and boy/mother are all full-frame so you can
    see what shown. Mounted slides obviously don't show this like
    negatives do.


    PS - none of these photos were touched up in any way - they were
    simply to show how neg scans come straight out
    Scott, Sep 16, 2003
  5. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    This is a quick 600 dpi scan of a slide (I crop edges off, so-scanned
    this quick for you). I didn't turn on the ICE or dust off the slide... (190K)
    The colours are a bit off. Didn't spend time on it.

    This is from a negative: (200K)
    so the edges are white, not black, you can see the 'rough' edges.
    Me too. But, I usually manage to find something in a full frame shot
    that I find displeasing enough to crop for a final result.

    Alan Browne, Sep 16, 2003
  6. <snip>

    You might want to include/move to comp.periphs.scanners with this thread.
    The 5400 is the subject of regularly recurring threads there, and it would
    be good to share your info/concerns with readers there.


    Bill Tallman
    William D. Tallman, Sep 16, 2003
  7. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Then maybe I misunderstood your question... in any case you can remove
    the slide film from the carrier and mount them in the negative carrier...

    Alan Browne, Sep 16, 2003
  8. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Yes Massa
    Alan Browne, Sep 16, 2003
  9. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    And more... scanned the slide frame in the negative carrier ... this is
    really what you're looking for I guess... (951 KB file <---!!!).

    (2700 dpi, no corrections, no-keystone correction. The circ-pol caused
    some vignetting in the corners).

    Alan Browne, Sep 16, 2003
  10. Alan Browne

    Scott Guest

    Exactly why I posted those pics - if you look closely, you'll see the
    unexposed edges of the negatives - these weren't cropped at all. If
    I'm not mistaken, that's what he was looking to see.
    Scott, Sep 19, 2003
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