Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
Without seeing the negative, I can't give any input. Your scans show little detail on the camera, but is there detail on the actual negative? Put the neg. on a light table and look at it with a loupe. If there's detail on the neg, the trouble is in the scan.
Yes, check the negatives themselves. The positive thumbnails aren't what you shot. They are re-worked and inverted digital pictures of what you shot. Scanners are in effect digital cameras operating with their own variable (and mysterious to me) internal protocols for taking an input and turning it into some kind of output.