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Epson flatbeds, like the V550, are set up for reflective light, which is what you want for scanning paper. For negatives, they use a light in the lid to backlight the negatives, since reflective light from a negative produces a dark, muddy image with no detail. The light in the lid is only wide enough to backlight two 35mm strips. It will not accommodate ...


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If you're just using them as reference then you could put each sheet on a light table, cover with glass to flatten, and take a picture. Reverse (and color balance) in photoshop and print.


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That depends on the type of camera. I used to have a Fuji auto-loading camera, that would spool the entire film out of the canister first and then every taken photo back into the relative safety of the canister. I'm sure there are other brands that do the same. While this is a nice feature, it does not work to your advantage in this particular case. I would ...


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This is common beginner mistake. You are fortunate that you did it in the first few shots of the roll. Only the film that is outside of the canister will have been exposed to daylight ( ruined ) when you opened the camera. So any film inside the canister will be fine. You use the little black nub on the end of the canister to roll the film back into the ...


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You need to look at your negatives. Scans mean nothing. Your film should have rich blacks and film base clear areas. If the whole image is 'thin' (meaning under-exposed) then the scans will be made in such a way to try and capture as much detail without blowing them out. Basically, you need the source material, not the end result. If you want to post a ...


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Testing is the only real way to know, especially if you don't know the storage history.


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