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Testing Epson V500 Scan of a 35mm  Zeiss Contax IIIa Colour Negative | by Metrix X
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Testing Epson V500 Scan of a 35mm Zeiss Contax IIIa Colour Negative

Unlike my Canon 4400f the Epson V500 scanner is in focus, also the slide holder are much better and easier to use. It also works on medium format. The new scanner will allow me to do more B&W in the future. This shot is nothing special but I choose as it needed a lot of dodging and burning


Notice the camera information in the additional information.


Yes the v500 is excellent price performance wise. Unfortuately the scanner software does not provide exif information.


one program that make it easy to add exif is ExifToolGUI


I did a test of my v500 on a resolution target and found the focus was good for about 800 lines per inch from 0 to .5mm plus the film thickness from the surface of the glass, going from 2400 to 4800 dpi made no real differences, 3200 DPI seems to be optimal for 35mm while 2400 dpi seems to be best for 120, kind of explains why you have to go to medium format to get a worth while size print. Also explains why a special film holder is not going to buy you much with the v500 optics and it's LED illumination.


This confirmed the results of wet scanning with the film right against the glass


You might want to check out my blog on Using the V500

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Taken on December 31, 2007