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[filmscanners] RE: SS 120 questions

Hi Simon,

> 1.  Does your machine make noises like something inside is
> vibrating, almost
> sounds like it is loose and rattling, during the autofocus procedure?

Yes.  It sounds teriible, but this is normal.

> 2.  I have done some focus tests and found that there is inconsistency
> between the focus when scanning frame one on a 6X6 strip and
> scanning frame
> three.  In some tests, frame one is very obviously more in focus
> and sharper
> and in other tests frame three is the more in focus and sharper.
> It is due
> to the film flexing slightly when the holder is closed.  This
> inconsistency
> is not good as it is causing me to have to redo scans until I get the best
> focus, for which I do not have time.  Has anyone else noticed
> this or got a
> resolution/workaround?

Although I have not done much 6 x 6 scanning yet, I believe one workaround
is to use a piece of anti Newton ring glass to lay on top of  the film in
the carrier in order to keep it flat.

Take care,


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