Recently I was scanning 35mm film with my camera. It is a perfect way, and i think with more detail. But it was time consuming and i needed some good software to convert negatives to positives.
I found a Epson V600 scanner, which has the possibility to scan film, positive and negative, 35mm and 120 rolfilm.
My experience so far: it’s a lot faster with the epson scan software. It seems to take some time, you need to pre scan and adust every image before you make the final scan. But when that’s done the scan proces is easy. Just one click and all negatives are scanned and stored.
When owning a Epson V600 (or V550) you can download Silverfast 8.8 SE software. When you need to scan negatives with more acurate color or difficult colors, it’s better to use this sofware. And by entering the serial number of your scanner you can get de Special Edition for free. Which is good enough. The Pro version has more/better options to restore old photos with some AI technology. But again, removing scratches and dust is also possible with Photoshop.
At first I had some trouble using the scanner, After 2 or 3 scans, the software crashed and reported the scanner was not connected? But now after 250 scans, i don’t have this issue anymore.
So much fun with the Miops Splash. A device for managing waterdrops and controlling the camera or flash. With the supplied cable it is possible to control a flash unit with a standard 3.5mm jack. The godox ad200 and godox tt685 have both this connection so it was easy to setup for a first try.
After a lot of watching on youtube, reading and trying it’s getting better and better. I also found a cable to trigger the my Olympus omdem1m2 and canon eos 7d. They both have a 2.5mm jack for remote trigger. The Miops Splash also has a 2.5mm for controlling the camera. After this setup it was much easier. The trigger the miops with my phone also triggered the camera (and the flash trigger, godox x1t-o or -c) and the flash.
Some tips: try different heights, use xantham gom it will make the waterdrops better, use milk or food color, clean the miops splash after use. With clear water or x-rain, this is also perfect for the nozzle it releases the tension of the water drop. For flash use rear (2e) curtain. Also fun to use color gels and different backdrops