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Nostalgia Nexus - early and pre-digital discussion Want to discuss the really early days of digital and even film - here is the place for you.

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Re: I might cancel my E-M1 order ...

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And while everyone else is excited about ordering the E-M1, I'm excited about the 150mm I just bought for my Hasselblad for 117!
How much would that have cost new I wonder?
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Re: I might cancel my E-M1 order ...

I'll tell you what - "spotting" an image after I've scanned it takes ages, despite all the dust precautions I've taken. Almost as bad as shooting with a Canon DSLR

And I've been advised by the maker of the film holder (Betterscanning) not to use Digital ICE because of the anti-Newton Ring glass on the holder.
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Re: I might cancel my E-M1 order ...

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What a bargain!
It certainly was. Just got lucky on Ebay. It's in mint condition too. I also got lucky on Ebay a while ago with a mint 250mm for 99. In fact, the whole of my Hasselblad kit, 500C/M, metered prism finder, waist level finder, 50mm, 80mm, 150mm and 250mm lenses, two A12 backs and Polaroid back cost less than 800, some bought on Ebay and some from dealers (Camera World and Ffordes).

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Well, I'm an E-M5 user. To us BIF means bird in freezer!
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How much would that have cost new I wonder?
I dread to think...

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I'll tell you what - "spotting" an image after I've scanned it takes ages, despite all the dust precautions I've taken. Almost as bad as shooting with a Canon DSLR

And I've been advised by the maker of the film holder (Betterscanning) not to use Digital ICE because of the anti-Newton Ring glass on the holder.
I used to struggle with dust too, now I find it's not too bad. This is what I do:

* Leave negatives or transparencies in the plastic sleeves until you're ready to scan - don't look at them on a light table or anything until after you've scanned.

*Clean the scanner and the area around it thoroughly. Be careful not to get cleaning fluid on the two little white or black rectangles at the hinge area of the glass though - if you do you can end up with a vertical line running through your scans.

* Use one of those swiffer dusting cloth things (the ones that are designed to pick up dust) on scanner and surrounding area.

* Make sure you're not scanning in sunlight when there's lots of airborne dust. I try to scan mostly at night.

* Only when you're completely ready take film out of sleeve. Use a can of compressed air to give the film and holder a blast before putting in to scanner.

This doesn't completely eliminate dust but it helps to keep it down to manageable levels. It sounds a rigmarole but it doesn't take long once you get a system going.

Scanning is the worst part of using film for me.
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Re: I might cancel my E-M1 order ...

If you think cleaning up a scan from a clean trannie is a pain you should try cleaning up one that's been oil mounted on a drum scanner previously.
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