I've had good luck - so far! - with swabbing the film with Edwal's Anti-Static Film Cleaner, applied with the little circular cotton pads my wife uses for makeup. They don't shed lint and haven't scratched, yet. I scored on fleabay a Kinetronics Static Vac ionizing film cleaner, this little marvel has a slot lined on top and bottom with soft bristles, little needles spray ions on the film discharging static, and a little fan with a filter sucks up the dislodged debris. WooHoo! The machine was made for a Fuji printer, I think, since it has a Fujifilm decal. It will handle both 35mm and 120 film.
The negatives go into a carrier for my Epson V700, either the stock for 35mm, or a Betterscanning.com carrier for 120, with anti Newton's Rings glass insert. This carrier has fully adjustable height, and with the ANG glass gives far better results than the stock Epson. I puff canned air on the carrier, and clean the glass with Windex or such, with a well-worn Tee shirt.
I scan ALL my film so it can be loaded into Lightroom 4 along with my digital stuff. Still working back to my teen shooting days. Then I can tackle film from my father dating into the '30s. And scan in some photos from my grandparents', I should live so long!
Film shots are numbered as they are scanned and kept in poly sleeves in plastic box ring binders. Lightroom thus furnishes a good way to find an image, film or digital, quickly with its tag system. Saves money on contact sheets, too!
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