I have roughly 1200 photos on film varying in age from modern to type 110 and 126 and some of it 50 years old.
I got a Nikon 5000 ED second, bought good software (Silverfast Archival), used color correction slides, and got started.
So the scans are set to 4000dpi, but at the default zoom I can see the image normally, but when I zoom in the image just looks pixelated or blurry. Think reading signs and writing within the photo itself, and it's just not legible.
I am wondering if I am just scanning the negatives at such a high resolution that no further details exist.
What is the maximum usefully dpi for scanning different types of negatives?
Here's an example:
This photo was literally taken across the street and the license plate is not even kind of readable.
Look here at the zoom in: