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Wet Scan Double X On King

I was lent a Zeiss Ikon Nettax (MF pocket camera) to give it a try so of course I had to try a double exposure. The negatives had some sort of labelling tape gum on some of the negatives but by the time I was finished removing the gum some of the negatives had so much fuzz that they were next to useless so I tried an experiment to scan between glass with some water with some wetting agent to optically couple the negative to the glass.

 

Interesting I did a focus check at 4800dpi by ramping a piece of frosted glass. Everything is in relatively good focus from 0 to 0.5mm from the glass scanning surface for the V500. This is a very good depth of field. It seem the optics have been designed to be tolerant of film that is not flat. This kind of explains why I can do a scan with the film directly on the scanner and covered with a piece of anti glare glass and it seems to be as well focused as when I use the slide holder. It also explains why I can do the wet scan without using a mylar spacer.

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Taken on July 6, 2008