'scanning' negatives with digital camera
Here are some hints when 'scanning' negatives with an Olympus OM-D EM-5 digital camera with 60mm macro lens.
- Photograph back side (emulsion)
- Largest ratio for sensor (3:2)
- Base ISO (200)
- IS off
- Sharpening & Noise filter off
- Whitebalance (white) in camera on blank film
- Zuiko 60mm MACRO at f/4
- Shutterspeed: 1/125
- Intensity: 1/128 (for lens at f/4)
Adobe Camera Raw
- Invert image (curve)
- Sharpening 0
- Noise reduction 0
- Convert to grayscale (Default, not auto)
- Camera profile: Camera Neutral
- Proof colors: Ctl-y
- Proof setup: Monitor RGB
- Set correct DPI (for 100% view)
- Image grayscale
- Aperture of lens did have great effect.
- Photographing emulsion side had a marginal effect (better).
- Stacking 10 imgages did not reduce noise, so it probably is grain (clusters).
- Noise filter didn't have a real effect (leave it to off).
- Green channel from raw file gives most detail.
dslr_scan_negative.txt · Last modified: 2021/10/09 15:14 by 127.0.0.1