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[filmscanners] Re: SS 120 questions



I have some anti-newton glass around here somewhere so I will try that idea.
Sounds like a feasible solution to film flatness.  I did post another
message where I think I know the source of the focus issue.

Simon

On 23/4/02 10:49 pm, "R. Scott Ireland" <ireland@gate.net> wrote:

> 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,
>
> Scott


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