My film scanning experience
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I'm very happy, because it seems I found the way to use my huge old films archieve. I recently made scans in laboratory.
I desided to try two kinds of them and check the difference. Expensive ones (about 4,5$ for 7058x4680px scan) came from Nikon Coolscan 9000, and cheaper (2$ for the same) - from printing machine Noritsu QSS-2901.
It was quite strange for me to see that Nikon's scans were approved here much worse. May be because they had lower contrast. The operator said this would help to keep detalization and color gradations. But finally I was unable to restore the initial colors, though I liked the retro look which pictures began to have. But probably this effect is not suitable for stock. The grain on Nikon scans was quite smooth, but it still existed, and due to low contrast even smalest blur completely killed parts of images. When I increased contrast or sharpness, grain immediately began to grow, too.
Cheaper Noritsu scans were almost all approved here. With them I also had few difficulties during post-processing such as: hard scratches and noise. But the images were very sharp and bright, so blurring them a bit didn't harm. Here is the first portion of my freshly approved images of 5 years ago Tunisia trip. Some of these pictures appeared Russian travel magazines before, and now they are all exclusive on Dreamstime.
Photo credits: Julia161.