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  1. #1
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    Scanning medium format film

    Hello
    I'm considering pulling out my father's Rollei twin lens and giving it a try.
    Will need to buy a scanner, looking at the Epson V500 and the Canon 8800F, but I still need to do some research.
    My question is; has anyone tried to scan Med. format film negatives? How is the image quality as say compared to the darkroom method (prints)?
    Of course I understand the quality of the scanner will mean alot, but consider the models I've listed above.

    Any help would be appreciated.

  2. #2
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    You get pretty decent results with even cheap flatbeds. You don't need a devoted film scanner as the quality is only incrementally better and the price much higher.

    Medium format or 35mm, it's all the same (as long as the scanner takes it).
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