Best from previous seasons (summer 2013)

Self portrait with segmented scanning.

This self portrait of a photographer was taken in August, 2013. Lens was Minolta MD 35-70 f3.5 Macro zoom and film was Fuji Superia 200 color negative.

Experimenting with Minolta MD 50 f3.5 macro lens and Canon 50D digital camera body produced this digitized film photo. To achieve high resolution scanning was divided into three segments. Macro lens was focused down to the surface of the film frame and film position was moved between scans. Final image was stitched together in Photoshop producing 5.5k scan resolution.

Segmented scanning with a digital camera and macro lens produces excellent sharpness but colors are not as good as from industrial film scanners. Digital camera can not produce enough hues from compressed contrast of color negative film. The result is noisier than film could be.

Currently film digitizing experiments are done with so called interpositive film. In the process negative image is first copied on another larger negative film thus producing a color positive image. The positive film copy is used for scanning.

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