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 developing and scanning (and soon fine art printing) 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 $140-$200 or more per scan), or high end (e.g. Creo IQSmart3) flatbed scanners, and the difference between a Flextight image and a drum scanned image is minor, even more so for 35mm/medium formats. 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.
35mm film can be in cut strips or uncut roll. Uncut 35mm rolls will be returned uncut.
Return postage is $8 USPS Priority Mail, or $4 First Class mail.
|Bulk 35mm mounted slides||4800x3600||$8/30 slides|
|Bulk 35mm film||3000x2000||$8/roll|
|High quality 35mm||9000x6000||$5|
|High quality XPan||16000x6000||$10|
|High quality 6x6 Medium Format||6900x6900||$10|
|High quality 6x7 to 6x9 MF||6900+x6900||$12|
|High quality 617 (and 612)||21000x6900||$15|
|High quality 4x5||7500x9400||$15|
|B&W or C41 35mm, 120||$9|
|B&W or C41 220||$18|
|B&W or C41 4x5||$3/sheet|
|FLATBED (Epson V700) SCANS|
|MF Contact Sheets / 8x10 / Prints||1200-2400 DPI||$4|
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.
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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By obtaining film development or scanning services from Richard Man / ImageCraft, you agree to the following terms:
Richard will take all reasonable care in handling and processing (developing or scanning) your films. You shall not hold Richard responsible for any damage, regardless of whether this occurs by accident or through negligence. In case of damage incurred while the film is in Richard's possession, the maximum value of replacement cost offered will be $5 per roll (135, 120), or per sheet (4x5). Richard is not responsible for any film lost or damaged by mailing services, and in such cases no replacement shall be given.
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
'Contact Sheet' for Medium Format
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