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RE: filmscanners: Wet-mounting slides?

I would think that what you propose would be as much of a pain in the butt
as what you are now doing with your glassless renovation of the original
Minolta holder and would be a lot more messy.  I personally use the glass
holder and have had neither any trouble with such things as flatness or
Newton's Rings nor with it taking too much time to place and align the film
within the mask.  I am not sure what benefits are to be derived from a
glassless version - let alone a wet mounted version.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
[mailto:owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of Jeffrey Goggin
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2001 5:59 PM
To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
Subject: Re: filmscanners: Wet-mounting slides?

>AIUI, it's common practice with drum scanners,
>but I've never heard it being done on a CCD
>scanner, unless one were using a glass film
>carrier.  (Which might be useful if one were
>scanning a 6x9 cm negative, perhaps.)

I have a Minolta Scan-Multi and it uses a(n anti-newton) glass carrier for
medium-format film.  I've been tinkering with a modification to the holder
that makes it glassless and while this works -- and works quite well --
it's a PITA to scan more than a few images at a throw because it takes so
much time to load and align the film properly.  I thought maybe if I use
mounting fluid with plain optical glass in the carrier, I might achieve
better results still and faster loading to boot...

Jeff Goggin
Scottsdale, AZ


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