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Daffodil. (Kodak Ektachrome E100VS. Nikon F100. Epson V500.)

Daffodil. (Kodak Ektachrome E100VS. Nikon F100. Epson V500.)

16 responses

  1. You seem to be getting pretty good colour from your scans. What scanner are you using?

    May 15, 2009 at 1:19 AM

    • Epson V500 – just a cheap flatbed. For the price ($150 new), I can’t complain, but dedicated film scanners blow it out of the water. The V500 is pretty terrible with most color films (negative or positive) but adequate with quite a few black and white films. I’ve pretty much resorted to shooting only the films that scan the best. The film I used for this shot (Kodak Ektachrome E100VS) scans better than most slide films.

      May 15, 2009 at 1:54 AM

  2. “dedicated film scanners blow it out of the water”

    I wouldn’t say that. I’ve been using an older Nikon Coolscan IV and I’m not happy with how it’s scanning my old Kodachromes.

    May 15, 2009 at 2:08 AM

    • Welcome to the hell that is Kodachrome scanning. Very few scanners can properly handle it (although a change in software may help). My friend had a Coolscan IV (now broken) and he scanned some of my slides/negatives for comparison; it definitely beat the V500, sometimes handily.

      May 15, 2009 at 2:30 AM

  3. fotofocus

    I miss my scanner, a Minolta Scan Elite 5400 was great but has now died.

    May 15, 2009 at 4:16 AM

    • You know I was just reading about that scanner (creepy); actually, the 5400 II. Seems like a decent scanner, although it does appear prone to all kinds of issues.

      May 15, 2009 at 8:33 PM

  4. Yay, you’re back!!!!!

    May 15, 2009 at 4:35 AM

  5. Camilla

    MY first though was: “Awww, yellow!” The colors makes me so happy. 🙂 Nice and different picture of a flower.

    May 15, 2009 at 6:14 PM

    • Thanks. Yellow is tough to photograph, but I think this turned out alright.

      May 15, 2009 at 8:34 PM

  6. Bo

    Nice. Very yellow! But then, I love yellow!

    May 15, 2009 at 9:01 PM

  7. That pollen could almost make me sneeze! Awesome shot!

    May 15, 2009 at 11:15 PM

  8. This is so nice to see the colours comming back in spring. Yellow is sometimes difficult to catch, – you did it well here 🙂

    May 17, 2009 at 11:00 PM

    • With film, yellow is ALWAYS difficult to catch. 🙂

      May 18, 2009 at 3:15 AM

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