Scan Your Old Rolls Quickly. Negative Supply Basic 35mm Kit Review

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No piece of photography equipment (new cameras aside) has gotten me this excited lately. Negative Supply reached out to us last month about their Basic Kit for 35mm Film Scanning. I jumped at the opportunity to try it out. This kit is a fantastic piece of equipment for amateurs and hobbyists who have many negatives in their collection that need digitization. There’s a copy stand, light source, and a film strip holder included. Keeping the film perfectly flat is a key feature of this unit, and it makes scanning quick and accurate.

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Film Carrier 120: Scan Medium Format Negatives With Digital Cameras

Finally, medium format shooters can use digital cameras to scan their negatives with the Film Carrier 120.

Film photographers looking for a quick way to digitize their negatives are in for a treat. Say hello to the Film Carrier 120, a Kickstarter holder by Negative Supply that allows easy scanning of medium format negatives. The Philadelphia-based company also introduced the Film Carrier MK1 for 35mm negatives last year and has been developing the Film Carrier 120 alongside it.

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We Answer: What Is the Future of Film Scanning?

Tom B Asks:

In May of this year, Hasselblad silently discontinued their leading Hasselblad Flextight scanners as future Mac updates will be incompatible with their color software.

I’m not sure they really had competitors for quality (other than ancient, cumbersome and fiddly drum scanners), and it makes me wonder where this leaves the high end scanning market in the next couple of years?

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Film Carrier MK1: A New Contraption for Camera Scanning 35mm Film

With digital cameras among today’s most popular methods of digitizing 35mm film, the Film Carrier MK1 is a tool to help make it easier.

Camera scanning has been getting popular these days for those who want to “scan” their films using their digital cameras. Even Nikon released its own digitizing adapter a couple of years ago. If you’ve been thinking of using this method to digitize your film negatives, you might want to check out the Film Carrier MK1 and Pro Mount MK1 by Philadelphia-based Negative Supply. This new contraption, currently on its last few days of funding on Kickstarter, promises to let you scan your 35mm film in under five minutes.

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Comparing Results from Lab Scan, Flatbed Scanner, and Dedicated Film Scanner

Wondering how a professional lab scan compares to a flatbed scanner or dedicated film scanner? Luckily, a fellow film photographer has done the hard work for us.

Let’s face it: unless you’re printing your photos in a darkroom, shooting film these days is also partly a digital process. Because of this, how your shots will look is largely dependent on how it gets scanned. There are two ways to do it — either you get a film developing lab to scan your negatives for you, or you do it yourself using a dedicated film scanner or flatbed scanner that accommodates film negatives. Of course, you’d want to know which option produces the best results; that’s exactly what Hamburg-based film photographer Alexandre Miguel Maia went to find out.

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Here’s How Five Different Film Scanning Techniques Compare

There’s more than one way to scanning film at home so it’s worth comparing different techniques and see which best gets the job done.

If you develop your film at home, you might as well be doing your own film scanning with a flatbed scanner. It’s a crucial part of every film photographer’s workflow so it’s important to know how to do it properly. If you’ve yet to figure that out, here’s a helpful video comparing different film scanning techniques and which one works best.

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