As a dedicated film photographer using 4x5, medium format, and 35mm film, I have accumulated a number of scanners which make my workflow much easier while also being able to produce the highest quality scans. I am now offering these scanning services to you.
Bulk scan your collection, then select the images you wish to make high quality scans of. Best of both worlds!
Bulk scanned images are perfect for web display, and even for making quality letter-size prints. Mounted slides are scanned using a PowerSlide 3650 with optical 3600DPI resolution. 35mm film is scanned using a Pakon F335 with optical 2100DPI resolution.
High quality images are suitable for large prints, and are scanned with a Hasselblad Imacon 848 Flextight scanner with 6300 DPI (35mm), 3200 DPI (medium format), and 2040DPI (4x5). The Flextight scans are the highest quality scan one can make without resorting to drum scanning (which costs 4x-6x or more), and the difference between a Flextight image and a drum scanned image is very minor. High quality XPan scans with Flextight can be used for 6 foot wide prints!!
Note: Be very wary of flatbed scanners claiming a "high DPI resolution". For example, while the Epson V7xx/8xx scanners claims 6000+ DPI, its true optical resolution is much lower; somewhere between 2200-2400. As good as flatbed scanners are, their quality simply cannot compare to the Flextight scanner.
For 35mm, XPan, and medium format, the Flextight produces much higher quality scans than even the Nikon LS-9000 (with a glass carrier, it is considered one of the best prosumer scanners), let alone flatbed scanners.
10% off 5 items or more
20% off 20 items or more
30% off 50 items or more
For example: scanning 20 rolls of 35mm film is 20x$8 = $160, at 20% discount, the final total is $128
35mm film can be in cut strips or uncut roll. Uncut 35mm rolls will be returned uncut.
(I can also do B&W and C41 development of all format. Please inquire.)
|Bulk 35mm mounted slides||4800x3600||$8/30 slides|
|Bulk 35mm film||3000x2000||$8/roll|
|High quality 35mm||9000x6000||$5|
|High quality XPan||16000x6000||$12|
|High quality 6x6 Medium Format||6900x6900||$12|
|High quality 6x7 to 6x9 MF||6900+x6900||$15|
|High quality 617 (and 612)||21000x6900||$40|
|High quality 4x5||7500x9400||$40|
Basic auto exposure and auto white balance and basic color restoration are included in this service. Bulk scans use automatic dust removal using hardware based digital ICE for color negatives and non-Kodachrome slides (not available for B&W and Kodachrome). High quality scans use software based dust removal for all film types.
Bulk scans: full resolution files in JPG, plus reduced files of 1000 pixels (long side) for web display.
High quality scans: full resolution files in TIFF, plus reduced files of 1000 pixels (long side) for web display. Minor dust removal also included.
Output will be available to download from our server. CD / thumb drive extra.
Major dust removal, major color correction and other post processing work possible on an hourly rate basis of $24/hour with 15-minutes increments.
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Thank you, and I look forward to be working with you!
This is a high quality scan of a 35mm Provia 400 slide I took in 2004.
The size is ~8800x6000 or about 50 megapixels. Of course scan resolution is not the same
as digital megapixels but this should hold up well against 14-20 MP digital cameras.
Click to see Full Size Image (60MB) - Close up-Detail (1200x900 - 50% full size)
Bulk Scan: 35mm Kodachrome Slide from 1970s
Bulk Scan: 35mm B&W film from 2005
Bulk Scan: XPan 2014
High Quality Scan: XPan
High Quality Scan: Medium Format
High Quality Scan: 4x5
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