scanner woes

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  1. mygrain

    mygrain Friend to nose goblins everywhere

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    I'm getting these swirlies (Wood grain like pattern) on my negative scans. Does anyone know where these are coming from- no i'm sober so it's not that. The negatives are clean of any weirdness(oil, gooey stuff, etc...) so I'm convinced its my scanner - epson 1650. I know epsons are notorious for their belts breaking...is this the beginning of the end for my scanner? or is there something wrong elsewhere. I've scanned over 350 negatives with this machine and it's never done this before. I tweeked the configuration and nothing. maybe it's time fer a new one. ah? any input?
     
  2. voodoocat

    voodoocat ))<>(( Supporting Member

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    Those are called newton rings. The only way to completely prevent them is to go with a dedicated film scanner with a glassless negative carrier or wet mounted with a drum scanner.
     
  3. Artemis

    Artemis Just Punked Himself

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    Actually, if we on scanner probs, I have a prob to.

    I cant set my Epson 3170 photo to scan negs :S
     

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