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Re: Couple of shots on Velvia 50

Super shots and true Velvia colours. I love it!

I can see the benefit of the H1, but for me the joy of MF is being able to use a waist level finder with a chimney on it!

I may have missed it above, but what do you use for scanning your films?


I recently discovered Version 4.03 of Nikon Scan online, which unlike previous versions actually works on Windows x64, so I have been doing some scanning over the past few days.


I love Velvia but the new Kodak Ektar 100 is fast becoming my favourite film.
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Super shots and true Velvia colours. I love it!

I can see the benefit of the H1, but for me the joy of MF is being able to use a waist level finder with a chimney on it!
Here you go Nigel ............

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Super shots and true Velvia colours. I love it!

I can see the benefit of the H1, but for me the joy of MF is being able to use a waist level finder with a chimney on it!

I may have missed it above, but what do you use for scanning your films?


I recently discovered Version 4.03 of Nikon Scan online, which unlike previous versions actually works on Windows x64, so I have been doing some scanning over the past few days.


I love Velvia but the new Kodak Ektar 100 is fast becoming my favourite film.
Thanks Nigel. You can get a waist level finder for the H1 as well.

I use an Epson 4990 that I bought for 50 and use the bog standard Epson Scan software. The 4990 was the predecessor of the V700. I had a V500 previously but the 4990 allows me to scan 5x4.

Do you mean Ektachrome 100? I've only shot one roll of the new Ektachrome but loved it. Hopefully they'll make it in 120. I do love Provia as well though, especially as it pushes nicely to 400.
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Indeed - I don't have one, so far I haven't had a problem with just taking the prism off and composing on the screen.
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Thanks Nigel. You can get a waist level finder for the H1 as well.

I use an Epson 4990 that I bought for 50 and use the bog standard Epson Scan software. The 4990 was the predecessor of the V700. I had a V500 previously but the 4990 allows me to scan 5x4.

Do you mean Ektachrome 100? I've only shot one roll of the new Ektachrome but loved it. Hopefully they'll make it in 120. I do love Provia as well though, especially as it pushes nicely to 400.
Nice. I have a metered chimney finder for my RZ67, but also use the standard magnified WLF with an external meter.

I am interested in your comments about the Epson scanner. Do you find it necessary to adjust the height of the carriers as it is with the V750?

I managed to acquire a used V750 over the Christmas period to replace an older broken V350, and whilst it works brilliantly as a flatbed scanner I am finding film scans rather 'soft', and understand that adjusting the carrier height can be crucial.

The Ektar 100 film I referred to is Kodak's new colour negative film, which has lovely rich, but neutral colours and scans very nicely indeed. Ektar is is fairly forgiving of exposure and bright highlights, deep shadows etc., and is ideal for landscapes, but I think would need to be used carefully for portraits.

I believe Ektar was launched two or three years ago, and was initially in short supply owing to problems with the emulsion separating from the acetate base, but that has all been ironed out now which is just as well because it is fast becoming by favourite film!

I also have some rolls of the older Portra 160NC and 160VC in the freezer, but I find it very disappointing by comparison and am tempted to ditch it. I suspect there is something wrong with it because the film base has a much paler orange colour than other colour negative films, and scanned images lack colour unless the saturation is really turned up. When I tried processing some rolls myself the Dev came out a bright green colour suggesting that perhaps some of the dye was being washed out!

I still have a fair few rolls of of Velvia and Provia in the freezer which I shall continue to use, but given that supply is finite I hope the new Kodak Ektachrome will be available in 120 rolls by the time Fuji stocks are exhausted.

Anyhow, I have now managed to get my Nikon film scanner to work on Windows 7 x64 by using the newly found Nikon 4.03 software. The scanner is good but painfully slow, but I have been scanning some of my own images over the last few days and hope to get some on here soon.
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Nice. I have a metered chimney finder for my RZ67, but also use the standard magnified WLF with an external meter.

I am interested in your comments about the Epson scanner. Do you find it necessary to adjust the height of the carriers as it is with the V750?

I managed to acquire a used V750 over the Christmas period to replace an older broken V350, and whilst it works brilliantly as a flatbed scanner I am finding film scans rather 'soft', and understand that adjusting the carrier height can be crucial.

The Ektar 100 film I referred to is Kodak's new colour negative film, which has lovely rich, but neutral colours and scans very nicely indeed. Ektar is is fairly forgiving of exposure and bright highlights, deep shadows etc., and is ideal for landscapes, but I think would need to be used carefully for portraits.

I believe Ektar was launched two or three years ago, and was initially in short supply owing to problems with the emulsion separating from the acetate base, but that has all been ironed out now which is just as well because it is fast becoming by favourite film!

I also have some rolls of the older Portra 160NC and 160VC in the freezer, but I find it very disappointing by comparison and am tempted to ditch it. I suspect there is something wrong with it because the film base has a much paler orange colour than other colour negative films, and scanned images lack colour unless the saturation is really turned up. When I tried processing some rolls myself the Dev came out a bright green colour suggesting that perhaps some of the dye was being washed out!

I still have a fair few rolls of of Velvia and Provia in the freezer which I shall continue to use, but given that supply is finite I hope the new Kodak Ektachrome will be available in 120 rolls by the time Fuji stocks are exhausted.

Anyhow, I have now managed to get my Nikon film scanner to work on Windows 7 x64 by using the newly found Nikon 4.03 software. The scanner is good but painfully slow, but I have been scanning some of my own images over the last few days and hope to get some on here soon.
I have a film holder from betterscanning.com - it was actually for the V500 but works perfectly well with the 4990. I use the Epson holder for 35mm and 5x4 though and so long as the film doesn't have too much of a curl I haven't noticed any problem with those.

I've never really got on with Ektar, maybe because I end up wanting it to look like Velvia, and of course it doesn't. I don't think Fuji have discontinued either Velvia or Provia so supply shouldn't be finite - I hope! I've never had any problem buying fresh film anyway. I know there continue to be rumours about Fuji stopping production but I don't think they've been substantiated - as far as I know anyway.

Look forward to seeing the scanned photos.
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I have a film holder from betterscanning.com - it was actually for the V500 but works perfectly well with the 4990. I use the Epson holder for 35mm and 5x4 though and so long as the film doesn't have too much of a curl I haven't noticed any problem with those.

I've never really got on with Ektar, maybe because I end up wanting it to look like Velvia, and of course it doesn't. I don't think Fuji have discontinued either Velvia or Provia so supply shouldn't be finite - I hope! I've never had any problem buying fresh film anyway. I know there continue to be rumours about Fuji stopping production but I don't think they've been substantiated - as far as I know anyway.

Look forward to seeing the scanned photos.
The rumours about Fuji having made their last film stock seem to have been fairly consistent for a couple of years now. Let's just hope they are wrong.

There is clearly a market for film, and a growing one at that, so it would seem foolish for Fuji to throw away everything they have learned, and the equipment at this stage, but what do we know?

Thanks for the information about the film holder. I will look into that.
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