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    V700 focus issues

    I'm assuming that this will fit in the misc category...
    well, from what I remember my V700 was functioning perfectly when I got it new, less than a year ago...

    I boxed it up and it was moved around a bit, but gently, to my knowledge.

    I just set it up, and now, when I do a scan,of a kodachrome, a clearly sharp slide has a lack of crispyness. I took it out of the film scanning holder and put the slide directly on the glass, and got a slightly sharper image (still not as sharp as I think it should be though). I then tried a 35mm strip holder, same issue.

    It's possible that I never noticed this before, but how do I scan my slides without them losing the fine detail, and retain the convenience of the holder?

    This is irritating, i can't get the slide any lower to the glass without taking it from the mount, and that seems what needs to be done for perfect focus... is this normal?! do I just have to lower my expectations?

    out of curiousity, is unsharp mask a given with scanning? because i just tried a perfectly focused 4x5 directly on the glass and it still needs unsharp masking.
    Last edited by EASmithV; 03-12-2011 at 07:20 AM. Click to view previous post history.
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    Hey there, this isn't entirely uncommon. Best advice I could give would be to buy a http://www.betterscanning.com/ holder that has an adjustable height.
    K.S. Klain

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    I'll make the obligatory note here that this issue has been discussed over at dpug.org. Search over there and you'll find a lot of threads about the Epson scanners.



 

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