Robert - Although a drum scan will give "ultimate" results, I'm getting very nice stuff from a Microtek ArtixScan 120tf MF film scanner. There is support for X-Pan format via the Silverfast Plugin
PS: now that LR is here I *definately* need to re-scan and adj dark foreground
What did you do with your self-portrait flip the image?
Nice web site love the pictures of Oregon, Horseshoe Lake in Washington and “Cynthia w-dogs” is priceless.
Our images of Mother Earth by the sounds of it are the only legacy we’ll leave our children after listening to several scientists about Global Warming.
Okay back on topic; I’m not familiar with this scanner “Microtek ArtixScan 120tf MF film scanner” is it a flat bed?
The scanner I use just does a horrible job with 35mm anything but medium and large format it works really well.
I’d say that I get the best scan out of the medium format and really got to be hypercritical making sure the 4x5 sheet film is supported correctly or I get moiré.
So, colour me “Old Fashion” but I always like to create the image in the camera not spend time in front of a monitor stitching it together.
My film images take a lot less time to make print ready then do my digital images but like everyone else my clients dictate what they want and when they want it.
The old cliché “Speed Kills” holds true with photography as well.
Now that you have rekindled the flame of desire for an X-Pan I’ll mark that on my list right under the Fujifilm S5 Pro.
Thanks for your comments.
Robert in Canada