First of all, I bought a cheap film scanner, the Epson V330, that makes very good pictures of my 35 mm films and slides, but unfortunately can't scan other film formats. The bigger brother of this scanner, witch scans also medium format but only up to 6x9 (I think), the Epson V500, costs the double and I couldn't spend so much. I deal mainly with 35mm but I have a lot of old negatives I would like to scan, and I like medium format very much and I have the dream of purchasing a Mamiya or Hasselblad at ebay some of this days or even a Calumet or some thing in that direction.
Because now I have 3 scanners at home, I could take the risk of hacking one of them, the oldest one, an Epson DX-3800. Below is the scanner/printer I am talking about, not touched yet.
To start, I took the cover away from the scanner. That is very easy, just pull in one of the hinges, the other will be released too when one is removed..
lying underneath the scanner unit. Access them like shown in the two pictures above:
To great evils great remedies, I just broke the plastic, and that was not so difficult, it was a thin part of the cover.
Enjoy your new film scanner but you will find that it is relatively easy to scan B&W but this system didn't work well with color 35mm film. I don't know yet where the problem is, it should work but I have a feeling that maybe the system recognizes an attempt to hack and makes it more difficult with a kind of filter.
But I am working in another hack possibility for color 35 mm film, keep connected.
|The negative bundle|
|One of the pictures|
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