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RE: filmscanners: scanner for contact sheets

I do use a piece of glass on top of the ClearFile film strip sheets...the
transparency adapter doesn't hold them flat!

I don't know that you could get that uniform a light source and/or a strong
enough light source with the method you describe.  Why not just get a
transparency adapter, or a scanner with a transparency adapter?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> [mailto:owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of Skip Williams
> Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2001 5:03 PM
> To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> Subject: Re: filmscanners: scanner for contact sheets
> Has anyone ever tried to lay the negatives onto the glass platen,
> cover them
> with another piece of glass to make them lay flat, and then shine
> a diffuse
> source of light over the scanner to shine through the negatives onto the
> scanner's CCD sensor?
> I know it's a transparancy scanner, but would this work?
> I tried just placing the negatives directly onto the glass platen and
> closing the white-backed cover.  I use a cheap Canon 1220U and it
> worked OK,
> but there was very little detail.
> Skip


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