Scanning Old Negative and Splicing

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by ecarecar, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. ecarecar

    ecarecar Guest

    I would like to get a Canon LiDE 500F to scan some old
    negatives. Unfortunately, almost none of them are 35mm.
    Most are bigger.

    Is it possible/practical to scan sections of them and then
    splice them together?
     
    ecarecar, Jun 12, 2006
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  2. ecarecar

    ecarecar Guest

    I like the third one.
    I have an old, old, scanner, so I'll give it a try on that one.

    What it is doing, I think is "collecting" light so as to simulate a
    light source
    above the film. So, I believe the optimum arrangement would be to put a
    sheet of paper over the film folded at a right angle with the hypotenuse
    (wow,
    haven't used that word in decades) 3 times the width of the film

    /\
    / \
    / \
    / \
    / \
    / \
    / \
    / _____ \
    A B C

    Kind of like the above except with a 90 degree angle instead of 45 or
    whatever.
    A, B, and C are equal distances

    Just a guess. Thanks for the tip.
     
    ecarecar, Jun 12, 2006
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  3. ecarecar

    ecarecar Guest

    What about 35mm slides? Do you have to take them out of the cardboard
    carrier?
     
    ecarecar, Jun 12, 2006
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  4. ecarecar

    Jethro Guest

    I tried the fluorescent flashlight trick described in two of the above
    sites. Couldn't get it to work for me. Also could not find an email
    address for 'Betty'. Got no response from one of the others.
    Oh well....I tried.

    Jethro
     
    Jethro, Jun 16, 2006
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