That said, I've mostly given up scanning in favor of color printing anyway. Still I rely heavily on my flatbed scanner; it lets me scan a roll of film quickly and review the frames for composition, sharpness, density, etc. The results are good enough to help me decide what I want to enlarge.
I've made some absolutely beautiful prints from my flatbed up to 30 inches across with no issues ...
And the 12x12's are certainly sharp as hell
This is a not under glass example, on D3200 speed film had held...
I call that one ^^^ "more cowbell" hehe (Saturday night love reference if you didn't get it).
But as you can see there's really sharp edges with no kind of edge blur / fuzzyness you would get out of a bad scan, and scanned at 3200 I believe. For most applications 2400 is fine for the v750 but I like to ere on the side of caution and scan at the highest acceptable resolution in case I decide to print bigger.
Anyway, flatbeds aren't so bad.
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I took some time to really get into my "scan" to see if that would be the problem as polyglot suggested and I think I start to find my way to all the nobs and buttons. This is what I ended up with and theres not much work done with it after the neg conversion. I used my DSLR for "scanning" with a Tominon 105mm on a bellow.
Now I just have to learn to take sharp pics of myself using the self timer. :)
A definite improvement. However the contrast is very high, probably because you've effectively "pushed" the film in the post-processing stage by stretching the smaller available density range out to match the brightness range of a jpeg.