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#169656 22-Mar-2015 09:31
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Hi I have some 11 year old 35mm and a larger film negatives; what is the best way to get a digital scan that is closest to digital RAW files?

I don't want to drop it off at random kiosks and get some small jpegs - which is what i did 7 years ago already anyway




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  #1264849 22-Mar-2015 09:46
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Scan to TIFF. A quick google finds two websites (one, two) that both offer that service.



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  #1264850 22-Mar-2015 09:54
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what is the best equipment i can buy to achieve that myself? I see a lot on amazon but i don't know what quality they are. i think my larger film is a 6x6 so not too big.




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  #1264852 22-Mar-2015 09:57
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Can't help with what to buy sorry. Try searching on POTN, there's usually good advice there. 



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  #1264854 22-Mar-2015 10:04
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ok thanks ... will sift through them ...




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From what I've seen there is generally three options:

1. Cheap purpose made 35mm film scanners, generally the quality is pretty crap but you can get them for under $100

2. Decent scanner, I know there is one canon makes but can't think of the model name at the moment, roughly $500 or so but good quailty.

3. Take photos of the negatives with your camera and a macro lens or sudo macro using extension tubes or whatever else you have. Often cheap and can get results, but often require a bit of post production.





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