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    Need film scanner for 2 1/4 by 2 1/4 negatives

    Back in the dark ages, before digital cameras, I used to do professional photography (mostly weddings) and used a camera that took 2.25" by 2.25" negatives (actually that's the outside dimensions so the actual image size is a bit smaller). I also used my camera for personal photographs.

    I have a BUNCH of old negatives and I want to scan them into my computer. My problem is finding a scanner that will work with 2.25" square negatives. I bought an Epson, and although they claimed it would do 2.25" negatives, it would only do 35mm negatives.

    Does anyone know of a film scanner that will scan 2.25" square negatives, both B&W and color? Note that I need a film scanner, not a picture scanner. A film scanner has a light behind the negative to illuminate the negative.

    Maybe Ned will have some insight.

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    Not off the top of my head, but I'll look into it and get back to you.


    OK the consensus over on photocamel can be found here as of august 2011 (there were others mentioned, but that's the most recent thread on the medium format forum)
    Last edited by Ned Bulken; 07-13-2012 at 08:51 PM.
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    Mike, I think the Epson "Perfection" series scanners would do that.
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    I did some more research and it looks like the Epson V600 may do medium size negatives. They say up to 6cm by 22cm which is much bigger than 2 1/4".

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    I was going to say the epson scanners have a tray for multiple sizes of negatives. I remember watching a episode of "The Art of Photography" a while back that covered the process and he usually does medium sized cameras.

    http://theartofphotography.tv/episod...ing-negatives/
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    My son is currently selling his scanner. It might be on Ebay but I'm not sure. I'll PT you his e-mail address. Be sure to tell him where you got it.
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    not sure how those scanners take the slides mike but if they have the backlight feature you can tape any size tot he glass and scan..back when i did that at work we would gang scan them and then cut and paste into individual files
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